Hi my name is David Hayward. I am a member of the Australian Okikukai. I have been training in Uechi-Ryu since 1974. I have 7th dan in Uechi and a 4th Dan in Matayoshi Kobudo. I have visited Okinawa on a number of occassions. My first visit was in 1980 where I trained mainly at Master Uechi's Futenma Dojo. In recent times I have mainly trained with Master Takara.
I run a relatively small dojo, in regional South Australia, where I teach both Uechi Ryu and Kobudo. Although I do not contribute a great deal to these forums (usually someone says what I am thinking a whole lot better I can express it), I do enjoy checking out the many threads and different opinions.