The Uechiryu Butokukai Black Belt Graduation Ceremony will be hosted at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center in Plaistow, NH ( This beautiful, state-of-the-art theater includes stadium seating (just under a thousand seats) and surround sound. There is not a bad seat in the house!

If you are planning to be a part of your dojo’s demonstration team for this year’s graduation please make sure you are present for the mandatory rehearsal at Buzz Durkin’s Karate School. Talk to your Sensei about details.

This year’s ceremony will begin at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 4th and will run for about two hours. We are asking all the demonstration teams to arrive at 8:30 am for a dressed rehearsal. This should be completed by 11:00 am. All demonstration teams need to be present, dressed, and prepared for the show no later than 1:30 pm.

If you are also a graduate this year, please be sure to be in your gi at 12:30 pm to walk through the graduation ceremony procedure and take the graduate photo.

All 2020 Graduates get two complimentary tickets for guests. Graduates do not need tickets for themselves. If you would like to purchase more tickets, please use the order form below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Sara (603-893-8949) or email Marcus at