Maître Yukinobu ShimabukuroYukinobu Shimabukuro est un expert the karate, born 04 January 1942 à Okinawa, Japan. It was introduced in France style Uechi-ryū in 1986. It has the 9and and de karate.


  • 1962 : He starts the Uechi-ryū Karate-do with Master Seiko Toyama
  • 1965 : President of Karate-do Club, University of the Ryukyus
  • 1971-1973 : Karate teacher in Fort de France, Martinique
  • 1973-1976 : Karate teacher in Lille, North
  • 1976-1984 : Used in the branch of Crédit Lyonnais in Tokyo
  • 1984-1985 : Karate teacher at Vernons, Your
  • From 1986 : Karate teacher at Sur Seine Careers, Yvelines

In 2007, Maitre Kanmei Uechi, Third Generation of Uechi-ryū Soke, awarded the 9and dan Maitre Shimabukuro, and entrusted the role of representative of Soke in Europe.

Maitre Shimabukuro began with Master Uechi-ryū Seiko Toyama currently (in 2008) the only student living Kanbun Uechi, founder of Uechi-ryū. He also trained with Master Uehara Isamu to Tokyo, with Master Kanei Uechi, Second Generation, and Master Kanmei Uechi, Third Generation of Uechi-ryū to Soke Futenma, Okinawa.

From 1984, Maitre Shimabukuro dwell in France, and actively participates in the development of Uechi-ryū in Europe. Its employees are in France, Belgium, Spain and Poland. It organizes the Coupe de France Uechi-ryū Karate-do with students from 2006 collaboration with the Fédération Française de Karate.