Traditional Martial Arts

One of the main aspects of this blog is to discuss the old and the new and how we can combine the martial ways of each.  Here’s a compare/contrast from two grandmasters of the styles I study.

Kanei Uechi

Helio Gracie

Although the two styles are very different (striking vs. grappling) the amount of technique and focus becomes obvious when watching each man perform his art.  The tradition of each is well represented by the power, speed, and accuracy displayed in these videos.  Neither man could gain such proficiency through physical attributes or mere natural talent; instead, years of hard work and drilling the basics–repetition, repetition, repetition–can be seen here.  It’s easy to forget the importance of the fundamentals of training in today’s martial arts culture.  Watching these videos can remind us to train the right way.

About moaimartialarts

Lucky enough to grow up with the martial arts, I have felt their positive influence throughout my life and am especially interested in sharing these experiences with others. I enjoy working with youth and adults to give back some of what I've received. If you would like to learn more about Uechi-Ryu/Shohei-Ryu Karate, or if you want to find people to train with, please contact me. I am the head karate instructor for the Meriden Martial Arts Club.
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