Here’s a video I watched as a basis for a little self-study project. I know that the fighting style, Pangai-Noon, is the origin of Uechi-Ryu and Shohei-Ryu. It’s what Kanbun Uechi studied on mainland China. I know that it’s much softer and more akin to king-fu than karate. Now I know it’s fun to watch, too, but I don’t know much about its form or effectiveness. I can see similarities to the Okinawan styles I’m familiar with, but it seems the moves featured in this video have many different emphasis.
I hope to read more about the origins of Pangai-Noon and the changes made by Master Uechi and his students over winter break. For now I hope to watch a few more videos like this to compare and contrast.
What do you see here? What are some elements to the old style you know about already. Please share here!