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Uechi-ryu of Los Angeles

Uechi-ryu of Los Angeles is a Martial Arts School offering Uechi-ryu Karate & Okinawan Karate classes in Los Angeles, CA for kids, men and women. Uechi-ryu of Los Angeles is Located at Club Fais Do Do.

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Uechi-ryu of Los Angeles location Map
Club Fais Do Do
5253 Adams Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90016
United States
Phone: 310-710-6334

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at Uechi-ryu of Los Angeles:

  • Uechi-ryu Karate
  • Okinawan Karate

Programs & Class Schedule

Uechi-ryu of Los Angeles

Led by:

Mike DeDonato
Shihan, Rokudan
310 710-6334!/group.php?gid=146662866070, @Uechila

Training days, times and locations are as follows

Club Fais Do Do
5253 Adams Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Monday and Wednesday nights
8:00 to 9:30 PM

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

No training on holidays


First month is free, $40/mo. thereafter (cash or check). We want you to feel comfortable before making any financial commitment.

Additionally, at the end of the first month and every January, thereafter, there is an annual fee of $35.00 to cover dues charged by our parent organization.


Uniforms are generally around $50 to $70. We recommend that you do not commit to ordering uniforms until you are comfortable with the training.

UECHI-RYU OF LOS ANGELES (Training information)


The training sessions are semi-private with four to eight training partners per session. Each training partner receives a significant amount of personalized instruction to help improve their martial skills.

We practice free sparring (jiyu kumite), at all levels. We want to be sure that jiyu kumite is conducted in a safe manner, therefore, we refrain from “full contact” sparring (i.e. no knockouts, blood or broken bones).

Safety is paramount and is maintained!!!!


Please note that we also engage in “iron body” conditioning as is typical for the vast majority of Uechi dojos.


Okikukai West (OKK-W) holds periodic regional workouts and dan testing within California, Dan tests are held in May and November of each year. Additionally, OKK-W holds its annual tournament every May in conjunction with the dan test. Candidates eligible for dan testing will be informed by their instructor. There are additional fees for dan candidates to cover the cost of the tests and certification.

About DeDonato Sensei

DeDonato sensei started training in Okinawan karate at the age of 13 in the Boston area. He moved to Southern California in 1986. In 2001 DeDonato started teaching out of his home in Los Angeles. In the past decade, he has consistently assisted various students and instructors to achieve black belt rankings. Under his guidance, students have achieved rankings from first to fifth degree. Due to his contribution to the art of Uechi-ryu Krate-do, Mr. DeDonato was presented with his Master Instructor license (Shihan) in 2008 by the Okinawa Karatedo Association (Okikukai).

In November of 2010, he was honored to successfully challenge for 6th degree black belt (Rokudan).

In addition to the Los Angeles dojo, Mr. DeDonato is the Southern California regional director for Okikukai West inclusive of Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego County.

Mr. DeDonato’s affiliations include:

Okikukai West (
Board member

Okinawa Association of America - Martial Arts Committee (OAA-MAC)

Promoters Association of Traditional Martial Artists (PATMA) (

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