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Patrick McCarthy
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Attended Australian College of Natural Medicine
Lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Renshi Accreditation

Congratulations to Sensei Hendrik Felber, of Steina [Dresden], Germany, upon completing his Renshi-level instructor's training program.

With a strong background in Shotokan Karate, and studying directly under Shihan Werner Lind, Hendrik san had been a longtime supporter of KU and attended many of our EU-based seminars. He registered as an IRKRS member in 2004, and received his yudansha in 2010 and entered into our Instructor's training program in 2012. Completing his studies the following year he graduated with his Shidoin license and has gone onto to obtain his sandan in KU and shoran in Yamane Ryu Kobudo.

The host of the Dresden-based KU seminars and an ardent student of the arts [Karate & Kobudo] Hendrik has traveled far and wide in his pursuit of mastering the twin fighting arts; Last month, and together with his friend, Sensei Bernd Otterstätter, chief instructor of the Hassloch Koryukan [and one of our annual seminar sponsors], Hendrik traveled here to the Brisbane Koryukan KU So-honbu dojo where he underwent a month of intense training with Renshi Bill Johansen... thank you Bill san. Also my thanks to Renshi Phyllis Chalmers, Sensei Denise Scherzer and Dimities & Makrina Vagenas for taking such good care of the boys during their stay.

My special thanks to the ongoing efforts of German Shibucho, Kyoshi Olaf Krey, under whose supervision, Hendrik works. On a personal note, this powerful gentleman exemplifies all that the Scholar Warrior concept stands for and is one of the very best to ever come through our program.

I am proud of you this day my friend and wish you the very best of luck with the many challenges which lay ahead.
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Let go of things you cannot change and focus on things you can. If you do NOT change the direction in which you're heading ... you'll most likely end up there!!!
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Final morning at the Brisbane Koryukan so-honbu,

Farewell to our German friends, Bernd Otterstaeter & Hendrik Felber, after their 1-month intensive say here.

Special thanks to Denise Scherzer for taking the boys to the airport :-)
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KU seminars with Kyoshi Ante Brannbacka
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2016 Italian KU Gasshuku in Cesena, Italy hosted by Sensei Marco Forti

Featuring Sensei Leonardo Marchi & Sensei Lucio Maurino performing Koryu Uchinadi ~ Kaishu-waza Futari-geiko
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Happy Bastille Day 2016 from Paris :-)

Remarkable spirit in the air ...
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2016 EU Koryu Uchinadi Seminars
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Osu Hanshi McCarthy!
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Patrick McCarthy - IRKRS Director
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I'm a Japan-accredited Karate instructor [Hanshi 9th Dan/範士9段], writer and founding director of the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society/琉球唐手術国際研究会. My publications include, ‘The Bubishi,” “Classical Kata of Okinawan Karate,” “Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts, Volumes 1 & 2,” “Tales of Okinawa’s Great Masters,” “Tanpenshu”  [Funakoshi Gichin's Finest Work], “Karate, My Art” [Motobu Choki's Finest Work], numerous articles/papers, etc., and a collection of educational DVDs, which focus upon the nature and application of my historical and technical studies of, “The Old-Ways.

Originally from Canada I migrated to Japan during the mid 1980’s, married and spent many years there before relocating to Oz in 1995. I’ve studied the fighting arts since childhood and decided early on, “To live my dream,” and I was able to successfully transform a passion into a profession and have never regretted taking that chance. Now, I’m dedicated to helping other like-minded enthusiasts better understand the traditional art of Karate and live, "their dream."

More public stuff here …
http://seinenkai.com/salute-mccarthy.html
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http://www.koryu-uchinadi.com

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* Favourite Movies: The kind that take you on a journey, compels you to question "things," think outside the box and make you laugh ... especially at yourself! * Favourite Music: The kind of music that moves, smooths and inspires you even when you're not feeling well... * Favourite Books: The kind that teach you things, take you places [both real and imaginary] and bring you in touch with the wonder of being alive...
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  • Australian College of Natural Medicine
    Martial Arts Instruction
    Faculty of Health Sciences - Senior Lecturer
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Director - International Ryukyu Karate Research Society
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  • IRKRS
    Director, 1987 - present
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Fujisawa & Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Toronto, ON, Canada - Morgantown, W Va, USA - Hartford, CT, USA - Scarborough, ON, Canada - Saint John, NB, Canada
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