UECHI RYU KARATE FLOURISHES IN
Uechi ryu karate was first established in
Germany in 1982 by American Eric Bishop who was stationed there in
the Army. At the end of his tour of duty he left Uechi ryu karate in
the hands of his senior student Andreas Haberzettl.
Haberzettl continued teaching and nurturing the growth of Uechi
ryu karate in Germany. To address the demand for Uechi Ryu-style
training, he opened two dojo, one in Bad Kissingen and another in
Wuerzburg. Sensei Haberzettl's devotion to Uechi ryu karate
persevered and classes continued to grow at both locations.
In 1994 he contacted Sensei Alan
Dollar to discuss the possibility of Sensei Dollar's visiting
Germany to teach the Kenyukai
method of Uechi ryu karate.
Sensei Alan Dollar, Alice Dollar, and Doug Achterberg
with newly promoted students of Sensei Haberzettl
Shihan Dollar and other black belts from the
Antioch Kenyukai Dojo
training camps in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2001 in both
Wuerzburg and Bad Kissingen. Several photos from those training camps
are included below and on Page
The scenic landscape in Germany is peppered
with quaint villages and historic castles.
Sensei Dollar congratulates Sensei
on a job well done!
Yondon Aachterberg of the Antioch dojo
breaks a pole across the arm
of one of Sensei Haberzettl's Ikkyus.
During the 2001 training camp, Sensei Dollar
tested and subsequently promoted Sensei Haberzettl to
Godan, fifth degree Black belt.