Meet the Sensei:

Sensei Steve Drehobl

- Biography

Stephen Drehobl, the head instructor in the Collegeville school has studied Uechi Ryu since 1980, and holds the rank of Fourth Degree Black Belt from the Uechi Ryu Karate Do Association and studied with Eighth Degree Master James Thompson. Mr. Drehobl has traveled to Okinawa to train at various schools including the home Dojo of the Uechi family in Futenma. Before moving to the Philadelphia area from Michigan, Mr. Drehobl operated a Uechi Ryu Karate School in Ann Arbor as head instructor for three years.


Meet the Instructors:

Andrew Peterson, 3rd Degree Black belt has studied at numerous dojo's and has been with the Uechi Ryu Karate Academy for the past 4 years.Click to read more...


Dorothy Reitman, 1st Degree Back belt has studied at the Uechi Ryu since January 2000. Joined karate shortly after her granddaughter signed up and has never looked back. Her professional back ground is in nursing.Click to read more...


Tom Damiani, 1st Degree Black Belt - Studing Uechi Ryu since 1999. Joined with his wife and really likes the Uechi Style. Enjoys teaching kids the fundamentals of karate.Click to read more...


Ron Bywaters, 1st Degree Black Belt - Always was interested in martial arts, finally joined in 2000 with his daughter. Ron also studies Yammani Ryu Bo Jutsu (6 ft bo). Click to read more...



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