Important Dates in the Evolution of Uechi-Ryu Karate
1877, May 5 — Kanbun Uechi born on Okinawa.
1897, March — Kanbun left for China.
1908 — Kanbun began teaching in China.
1910, February — Kanbun returned to Okinawa.
1911, June 26 — Kanei Uechi was born in Okinawa.
1924 — Kanbun Uechi left for Japan, began teaching Ryuyu Tomoyose Karate.
1930 — Kanei Uechi began his study of Karate from his father in Japan.
1940 — Kanei Uechi began teaching in Japan.
1942 — Kanei returned to Okinawa.
1945 — Ryuko Tomoyose and students from another style of Karate urged Kanei to teach on Okinawa. They built a dojo for him and brought him there asking him to be their Sensei.
1947 — Kanbun Uechi, now living in Ishima Island, off Okinawa, taught a small group of students.
1948, November 25 — Kanbun Uechi died on Okinawa.