Welcome to the 14th annual Uechiryu ButokukaiTM Black Belt Graduation and Demonstration Ceremony.

If you are a first time graduate (“Shodan-ho”), please let me congratulate you on this magnificent “first step” towards black belt excellence. This celebration is for you and all those who supported you in the journey that lead you here. Congratulations, and you are in for a magnificent treat!

This year’s graduation, as in years past, will be held at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center in Plaistow, NH. This is a magnificent setting for our Graduation, with stadium-style seating for over 900 spectators and there is not a bad seat in the house.


I look forward to seeing you there!

Buzz Durkin