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Sensei Robert J. Campbell
Sensei Robert (Bob) J. Campbell
The Chairman of
Uechi-Ryu International
Karate-Do Association

Hanshi & Kyudan of
Uechi Ryu Karate-Do

Uechi Ryu Official Philippines Representative
(Appointed by Master Kanei Uechi in late 1970)

Uechi Ryu Official Hong Kong Representative
(Appointed by Master Kanei Uechi in 1980s)

Former member of
New England Karate Team

Former Champion of
New England & Canada


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the News in 1970s)


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the News in 1999)
- The Chairman of Uechi Ryu Karate Association Hong Kong, Sensei Robert J. Campbell, was invited by the Okinawa Karate-Do Association (Kanto Branch) to participate in the 5th International Exchange Seminar and to teach his key techniques of Fighting Fan Self-Defense.


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the News in 2002)
- The Chairman of Uechi Ryu Karate Association Hong Kong, Sensei Robert J. Campbell, was invited by the Okinawa Karate-Do Association (Kanagawa Dojo) to participate in the 8th International Exchange Seminar and to teach his Southern Chinese influenced methodology in Uechi Ryu Karate.
  Sensei Robert (Bob) J. Campbell started learning Uechi Ryu Karate in 1962, at the Mattson Academy of Karate, Columbus Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, under the instruction of the Father of Uechi Ryu in America - Master George E. Mattson.

  In 1969, Mr. Campbell passed the Shodan test, with Master Kanei Uechi, Ryuko Tomoyose, George E. Mattson presiding as Board Judges.  Later, he would become the Chief Instructor at the Mattson Academy located on Hancock Street, Boston.  In late 1970 & 1980s, Mr. Campbell was appointed and issued two charters from the direct authority of Master Kanei Uechi, to be the Uechi Ryu Official Representative of both Philippines and Hong Kong.

  In the Philippines, Mr. Campbell taught Uechi Ryu Karate at the prestigious Manila Polo Club and years on, he also taught uniformed officers, body guards & security staffs for several countries, as well as most senior members of governments.  After Mr. Campbell moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong, he held the first Uechi Ryu dojo at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, next to the Happy Valley of Hong Kong Island.  During this time, Mr. Campbell was given a name of "Gold Leopard" by a senior officer, due to his fierce eyes & fast, cat like speed.

[The Spirit of Bushido]
  Years 1968-1974, Mr. Campbell, was a member of the New England Karate Team & became the USA National Champion, in Team Kumite, Kata & Weapon, at the USA - Open, Grand National Championships, held in Dallas, Texas.  He was also the Champion in numerous other Karate Competitions in New England and Canada.  The highly popular Black Belt Magazine featured Mr. Campbell several times.  In Boston's Chinatown, Mr. Campbell studied under Master Chan Pui in the Northern Praying Mantis Style, he trained forms & weapons, as well as traditional Southern Chinese Lion Dance.

  Years 1976-1983, supported by Sensei David Finkelstein, Mr. Campbell travelled around the World visiting and training in Dojos in Europe, as well as Japan, Taiwan, Okinawa, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, in order to advance his studies of the Martial Arts.  This travel included studies at the Da Peng National Academy in Taipei, Taiwan and a lengthier stay with studies at the Oomoto Monastery in Kameoka, Japan.

  Today, with the accumulation of travels and time in various Martial Arts studies, by Mr. Campbell, our Uechi Ryu Dojo in Hong Kong concentrates in teaching traditional Okinawa Uechi Ryu training incorporating unique methods of Uechi Ryu applications known as "Tiger methodology"...  the journey continues!

Kanei Uechi Sensei (上地 完英), Ryuko Tomoyose Sensei (友寄 隆宏), Jay Salhanick Sensei, Robert (Bob) Campbell Sensei
Left to Right: Kanei Uechi Sensei (上地 完英), Ryuko Tomoyose Sensei (友寄 隆宏 / 隆光), Jay Salhanick Sensei, Robert (Bob) J. Campbell Sensei

1976 Grave of Kanbun Uechi Sensei in Okinawa
[Year 1976] Sensei Robert J. Campbell brought the fresh flowers and
visited the grave of Kanbun Uechi Sensei in the North of Okinawa,
under the approval of Kanei Uechi Sensei.

1981 Uechi-Ryu Karate Masters in Okinawa
[Year 1981] Group Photo of Uechi-Ryu Masters (Okinawa & USA Senseis)

上地流空手道黑帶名人紀念館1983
 [Year 1983] Hall of Fame (Okinawa & USA Senseis) in Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do
 

上地流国際唐手道協会(香港支部),簡稱: 上地流国際(香港支部)
Uechi Ryu International Karate-Do Association (Hong Kong Branch), also known as: Uechi International (HK Branch)