about our martial arts school

Tracy Rose

8th Degree Black Belt Owner and chief instructor at T Rose's Uechi-Ryu Karate Dojo in Northborough.

T Rose's Uechi-Ryu Karate Dojo has become a landmark of Northborough martial arts.

Tracy Rose leads an extremely talented group of instructors and black belts to bring you the pinnacle of modern Karate curriculum and training. Get started now and find out how you can be healthier, happier, AND more successful through T Rose's Uechi-Ryu Karate Dojo training!

T Rose's Uechi-Ryu Karate Dojo is an institution of self-improvement and the home of champions. You and your family are in good, caring hands with the T Rose's Uechi-Ryu Karate Dojo team.

With their focus on creating a POSITIVE, safe, injury-free training environment, T Rose's Uechi-Ryu Karate Dojo has earned the reputation in Northborough as well as Boylston, Berlin, Westboro, Worcester, of being the top Karate school and character development center in the area.

Although some people think the martial arts are about just fighting, our program is so much more.

When you train in our Karate classes, you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.

Through the practice of physical self-defense skills, you will follow a blueprint for a successful life based on discipline, focus, and perseverance.

You will experience the satisfaction that comes not from winning over others, but from winning over yourself as you become stronger, healthier, and happier than you have ever been in your life.


Mr. Rose began his lifelong training in Uechi-ryu Karate-do at age 13 under the tutelage of Sensei Walter Mattson. At 17, Mr. Rose joined the dojo of Sensei Durkin (Uechi-ryu Judan   10th degree black belt) and has been training under Sensei Durkin for over fourty years. He has trained with the world’s finest Martial Artists both here and abroad. Mr. Rose has competed, performed and presented at an international level. Mr. Rose’s experience, knowledge and insight are what makes T. Rose’s Uechi-ryu Karate Dojo unique and special.

  • Uechi-ryu Butokukai: Board of Directors
  • Uechi-ryu Butokukai: Hachidan (8th Dan)
  • Uechi-ryu Butokukai: Hanshi (Master Rank Title)
  • International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation: Hachidan (8th Dan)
  • International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation: Kioshi (Master Rank Title)
  • Southern China Martial Arts Alliance: Sichidan (7th Dan)
  • Southern China Martial Arts Alliance: Kioshi (Master Rank Title)
  • Okinawan Uechi-ryu Family of Oranization: Sichidan (7th Dan)
  • Okinawan Uechi-ryu Family of Oranization: Kioshi (Master Rank Title)
  • Okinawan Karate-do Association: Shihan (Master Level Teacher) certificate #123 1990

About Uechi-Ryu

A Martial Art that originated in Okinawa, Uechi-ryu karate-do is an authentic Okinawan type of karate. Uechi-ryu’s roots are in Southern China’s Fukien province. This is where the famous Shaolin Temple was located. Kanbum Uechi, already well trained in Okinawan te traveled to Fukien Province to learn Chinese Martial Arts. Kanbum learned and mastered pwange-gai-nun, a system described as “flowing between hard and soft”. Eventually Kanbum’s art returned to Okinawa where it became known as Karate (originally written as “Chinese Hand”). Kanbum’s way (ryu) was renamed Uechi-ryu in his honor. The symbols often associated with Uechi-ryu are the tiger, crane and dragon. Each of these represent a Chinese style and a concept. Uechi-ryu has been passed down from teacher to student, from generation to generation maintaining its historical roots. We teach Classical Okinawan Karate-do as our foundation. We stress Uechi-ryu’s outstanding standup grappling, striking power and versatility of concepts. To this we add Boxing and Grappling allowing for the most versatile training available.


If you’re looking for information about the best Karate programs in Northborough and surrounding areas (like Boylston, Berlin, Westboro, Worcester), you’ve come to the right place. T Rose's Uechi-Ryu Karate Dojo will empower you with the self-defense and self-improvement programs you’ve been searching for!

To learn more about T Rose's Uechi-Ryu Karate Dojo,
call us at (508) 393-8779

Or Visit: We are conveniently located at
386 W Main St
Northborough, MA 01532,
so you, your friends, colleagues, and entire family can train in a
convenient, safe, clean, professional, welcoming environment.