Our Final Schedule

While we were in Okinawa our schedule changed several times.  Posted here is the final schedule from when Peggy left Florida until the departure from Okinawa.  While were there we were split up sometimes into three groups and sometimes into 4 groups since most of the dojos are too small to have 30 women working out in them so we took turns at different dojos.



Thursday April 1 2004
Depart PBI  for Boston,Ma


 Friday April 2, 2004 

shopping for gifts to bring to Okinawa 
Saturday April 3, 2004
shopping for gifts


Sunday April 4, 2004

shopping for gifts


Monday April 5, 2004 4:00

a.m. departure Boston


Tuesday April 6, 2004

arrive Okinawa 10:00 P.M. Greeted by Omine, Arakaki, Tomoyose, and Sakae Uechi. Takamiyagi and Higa were at the headquarters with the Germans when I arrived.



Wednesday April 7, 2004

meet with Mike Geiseck, call Kanmei Uechi,

Called Kiohide; called Breyette; and called Jinkichi; clean dojo


Thursday April 8, 2004

Morning: Inada visit; went to bank in Shuri; stopped at Shureido GI Company,

Afternoon: Lunch on ocean at Italian Restaurant with Germans and Yamashiro, called Shinjo, commissary shopping with Brett bought pans/dishes/soap/toilet paper/water, etc.

Evening: 6:00 budget meeting at headquarters, out to eat with Takamiyagi and others wrapped gifts till late.


Friday April 9, 2004

Morning: Takara visit, gift-wrap, Inada visits,

Afternoon: Called Miyagi with Mike Giesack,

Evening: Training with Chatan Dojo, out to eat after


Saturday April 10, 2004

Morning: Jinkichi visit Gieseck visit with family, Sakae Uechi meeting

Afternoon: Lunch with Germans and Toshio Higa at SOEI

Evening:  5:30p.m. Dinner with Yamashiro and the Germans at a “Ryukyu dinner” private home


Sunday April 11, 2004

Morning: 11:00 depart for Moon Beach

Afternoon:  spent at Beach and walking around town

Evening: visit and dinner with Jinkichi and Family


Monday April 12, 2004

DAY 1: Depart: Tour Group meets and departs together in Chicago
Leave Moon Beach at 11:00 a.m.

Afternoon: banking at gate two street, lunch at soba house with Yamashiro & Germans

2:00 meeting with Nakasone from Shureido gi Company

3:00 on base shopping with Brett

5:45 meeting at hotel with owner

7:00 p.m. meeting at Chatan Dojo with: Toshio Higa, Sakae Uechi, Shigeru Takamiyagi, and Tsutomu Nakahodo for program development and proof reading.


Tuesday April 13th

DAY 2:

Morning:  meeting in Naha with Jinkichi & wife with “youth Exchange director”

Afternoon: Lunch with Jinkichi & Keikosan

Evening: Arrives:Okinawa 10:00p.m.Americans/ 10:30p.m. Canadians// transfer by tour bus to hotel

                              12:00-2:30 a.m. hotel check-in


Wednesday: Apr.14th
DAY 3:
hotel pick-up 9:00A.M. {8:30 a.m. 2 VANS RENTAL- PICKUP with Banchick & Uechi}

Morning: Tour Training at Headquarters {10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M}


Shintoku Takara, Kosuke Yonomine, Shinmatsu Okuhama, Chosei Kiyuna,

Sakae Uechi, Tsutomu Nakahodo,

Hiroshi Inada, Nobumasa Omine

**Started some practice for joint demo after workout

Afternoon: 1:30 Depart for Okinawa City Hall, Meet Mr. Takarasan, Vice Mayor Okinawa City

                   3:00 p.m. Naha City meeting with Perfectural Director for Cultural and Environment

                   4:00 p.m. Ryukyu Shimpo Newspaper interview

                   4:30 p.m. Okinawa Times Newspaper interview

Evening: Training at Different Okikukai Dojos {8:00 –10:00 P.M.}

Different GROUPS:

A} Hess, Lehmann, Döllinger, Bass, Bryant,Olsen, McClary,Lipin,Sheets,Biburger

IRASOE DOJO/ Nobuhide Asato Sensei [VAN PICKUP 6:OO p.m. Hotel}B-que after

B] Steve, Yuro, Beck, Rekas, Lagasse, Emschweiler, LeBlanc, Torosian, Baril

KOZA DOJO  /Masanori Yonomine sensei {VAN PICK-UP 7:00 p.m. hotel} Restaurant after

C} Summers, Laiosa, Bushey, Benedict, Wieting, Vogt, Dunnigan, Keith, Young, Thomas

AGEDA DOJO / Munehiro Machida, Hatsuko Machida, Sokei Machida, Senseis {CAR Pickup 7:30 p.m. Hotel}restaurant after


Thursday: Apr.15th

DAY 4: hotel pick-up 8:30 A.M. by Vans

Morning: Tour Training at Okikukai Headquarters {10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M}


Shintoku Takara, Kosuke Yonomine, Toshio Higa, Hirokuni Yamashiro, Katsuji Tamayose, Takashi Arakaki, Tsutomu Nakahodo, Hiroshi Inada, 

Afternoon: At Okikukai Headquarters:

                    12:30-2:00 Tour Training/ practice for Camp Courtney joint Marine Corps Demonstration

                     2: 00 - 2:40 lunch break

                     2:40 -5:30 Tour Training/practice

**Ryuko Tomoyose visits with Okinawan Donuts in the afternoon.

Evening: 5:30 pickup by Vans/Cars at Okikukai Headquarters by Mike Geiseck Chris and Brett

                  6:30-11:30 p.m.  Tour Training at Yomitan Dojo with Minoru Miyagi, Nakazato, and        

  Nakasone Senseis.  Joe Smith translated.


Friday: 16 April

DAY 5: 9:00 a.m. Hotel pick-up by USMC BUS

Morning:  IIIDIV USMCMADFE & Tour Demonstration at Camp Courtney

 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. practice at Gym

10:30-11:30 a Joint Demo. 15 Minutes for MCMAP  / 20 Minutes for your group followed by about 10 minutes of joint training. Then photo op time.
11:30-12:30 Buffet lunch at the Tengan Castle Restaurant on Camp Courtney Marine Base

1:00- 1:30 Transport to Sokei Machida’s Art Demonstration of his paintings

1:30- Hotel transports

Shigeru Takamiyagi, Toshio Higa, Hiroshi Inada senseis attended



Hotel pick-up 6:30 p.m. by VANS /CARS

7:00-9:00 is the Reception Dinner at the SOIE Rest
9:30 p.m. till 12.30 a.m. Out karaokiing with Hiroshi Inada, ShiguruTakamiyagi, Sakae Uechi, Toshio Higa, Mr. Takara director for the mentally handicapped assoc. Also the three Germans: Lehmann, Biburger, and Doellinger


Saturday: Apr.17th

DAY 6: Hotel pick-up 9:00a.m. by VANS

Morning: Tour Training at Okikukai Headquarters {10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M}


Shintoku Takara, Kosuke Yonomine, Shinmatsu Okuhama, Tsutomu Nakahodo, Masanori, Yonomine,

Keicho Tobaru, Hiroshi Inada, Nobumasa Omine, Takao Sakiyama, Toshio Higa,

Afternoon: TOUR SIGHTSEEING and picture taking by vans & cars

3:00 p.m. Hotel pickup by Mike Geiseck, Chris, Brett and Jinkichi Uezu

Visit to the tombs of Kanbun&Kanei Uechi

Visit to the Futenma dojo for outside picture taking 

Visit to the Futenma Shrine


7:00 McDonalds fast food

8:00-10:00 p.m. Tour Training at the famous and historic Nago Dojo with Hiroyasu Uechi


Sunday: Apr.18th
DAY 7:
9:00a.m.Hotel pick-up by tour BUS {SIGHTSEEING}

Morning:   Shuri castle visit  { 800yen}

Afternoon:  LUNCH {1000 yen}

                  Okinawa Perfectural Museum at Shuri {210yen}

                  Ryukyu King’s Gardens {300 yen}

Escorted by:

Takashi Arakaki, Hiroshi Inada and cameraman Daisuke Natsuno

Return Hotel at 5:00 p.m.

Evening:  6:30 meeting at headquarterswith the Okinawans

                 8:00 dinner at Uezu family home with Banchick and Summers


Monday April 19th

DAY 8: 9:00a.m. Hotel pickup by Vans
Morning: Tour Training at Okikukai Headquarters {10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M}


Shintoku Takara, Kosuke Yonomine, Shinmatsu Okuhama, Tsutomu Nakahodo, Hirokuni Yamashiro

Hiroshi Inada, Nobumasa Omine, Shigeru Takamiyagi

Afternoon: 2:00p.m.  HISTORY LECTURE on UechiRyu by Ryuko Tomoyose & Toshio Higa

Evening: Training at Different Okikukai Dojos {8:00 –10:00 P.M.}

Different  GROUPS:

A} Awase Dojo with Tobaru sensei {Van Pickup at 5:30 p.m.}Buffet after

B} Ginowan Dojo with Katsuji Tamayose Takashi Arakaki {van pick-up7: 00p.m.}Bque/buffet after

C] Chatan Dojo with Shigeru Takamiyagi and Toshio Higa {car pick-up at 7:30 p.m.}Restaurant after

D} Nakamatsu Dojo 7:30 pickup by car {only Sheets, Lipin, Weiting} dojo {buffet after}


Tuesday Apr.20th

DAY 9: hotel pickup at 9:00a.m. by 3 Vans {SHOPPING}

Morning: Visit to Shureido GI Company by 3 vans driven by: Steve Banchick, Hiroshi Inada, Keicho Tobaru

Afternoon: by Van, drop-off all women at gate “Two Street” for shopping, return by taxi.

Evening: Hotel pick-up by Vans & cars at 6:00 p.m. by Jinkichi Uezu, Mike Geiseck, Brett & Chris

                 6:30 meet Shinjo for directions to Toyama sensei

                 7:00 –8:15 Tour Question & Answer Seminar at Zakimi dojo with Toyama sensei and Daughter 

                 8:30-11:00 p.m.Tour Training at Yomitan Dojo with Minoru Miyagi, Nakazato, and Nakasone senseis


Wednesday: Apr.21st
DAY 10:
9:00a.m. Hotel pickup by Vans
Morning: Tour Training at Okikukai Headquarters {10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M}


Shintoku Takara, Kosuke Yonomine, Shinmatsu Okuhama, Tsutomu Nakahodo,

Hiroshi Inada, Nobumasa Omine, Takashi Arakaki, Tsutomu Shikiya

Afternoon: pick up by car ,Yoshiharu Matsushima, for 1:30- 4:00 meeting at the Ashibina Theater

 Evening: Training at Different Okikukai Dojos {8:00 P.M.-10:00P.M.}

Different GROUPS

A] Ginowan Dojo with Katsuji Tamayose Takashi Arakaki {van pick-up7: 00p.m.} Dojo Bque/buffet after

B] Chatan Dojo with Shigeru Takamiyagi and Toshio Higa {car pick-up at 7:30 p.m.} Restaurant after

C} Sashiki Dojo with Kosuke Yonamine Taxi pickup at 5:00 p.m.{dojo buffet after}


Thursday: Apr.22nd
DAY 11:
9:00a.m. Hotel pickup by tour BUS {SIGHTSEEING}

Morning: Aquarium-Seaworld northern part of Okinawa {1800 yen}

Afternoon: Lunch {1000 yen }

                   Visit to Ryukyu Mura Village {840 yen }

                   Visit to Potter Mr. Miyagi Kiln

                    Return hotel 5:00p.m.

Escorted by: Hiroshi Inada and Hirokuni Yamashiro

Evening: Hotel pickup Vans & cars at 7:30p.m. By Jinkichi Uezu, Mike Geiseck, Chris and Brett

{8:00-10:00} Tour Training at Kadena Dojo with Kiohide & Narahiro Shinjo {restaurant after}


Friday: Apr.23rd

DAY 12: Hotel pickup at 9:00a.m. by Vans
Training at Okikukai Headquarters {10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M}


Shintoku Takara, Kosuke Yonomine, Shinmatsu Okuhama, Tsutomu Nakahodo,

Hiroshi Inada, Takao Sakiyama, Nobuhide Asato, Ryuko Tomoyose 

Closing ceremonies: Speeches, Intensive training certificates & Shi Shi dog presentations

Afternoon: Dan promotional testing {2:00 P.M.}
                   Tour Group Festival demo practice 3:30-3:45 p.m.


             7:00-8:30p.m. Dinner with the Masters at the Ganju-tei restaurant  by foot from Oki Headquarters

             9:00 p.m.       Tour Song recorded followed by thankyou speeches back at Headquarters

           10:00-1:00a.m. CONGRATULATIONS PARTY for Dan testers by Vans/taxis


Saturday: Apr.24th
DAY 13:
hotel pickup 12:30 p.m.

Morning: Free

Afternoon: Hotel pickup at 12:30 p.m.

                  1:00 – 5:00 Tour Group festival rehearsal

                   5:00 –6:00 curry lunch served

Evening: 7:00-8:30 MARTIAL ARTS FESTIVAL OF WOMEN at the Ashibina Theater

                10:00 p.m. return 2 vans to rental agency

                 Visitors back at headquarters all evening/ Uezu family, Maeyamiya and his wife, Mike Gieseck, Daisuke,the Germans,


Sunday: Apr.25th
DAY 14:

All Day: Free time, packing, Shopping with Jinkichi Uezu and Steve, base packing, 7:00 p.m.hotel meeting by taxi


Monday: Apr.26th
DAY 15:
Tour Group
hotel pickup by Tour BUS 6:30 a.m./ Canadians depart by Taxi 5:00 a.m.

Depart: Okinawa: 11:00 a.m.Monday: Apr.26th
Arrive: USA: Monday Evening April 26th 2004








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