Tag Archives: Kata
We’ve had a beautiful stretch of weather in New England this week after a long, snowy winter. That’s why I couldn’t help but hold my karate classes at Gracie Farmington Valley outside! The kids loved getting to run around and … Continue reading
This post is a continuation of the kata commentary I wrote a few weeks ago. I hope we continue the good discussion on Reddit, Facebook, and on this blog. Read on and let us know some of your thoughts about … Continue reading
Here’s a simple fact: some people like practicing katas (forms), and some people don’t. You can delve into this debate just about anywhere martial arts are discussed in gyms or on the Internet. MMA and BJJ guys think they’re a … Continue reading
Here’s the second kata in Shohei-ryu Karate as performed by yours truly. Questions and comments are welcome, as always. Thanks!
As Uechi-Ryu/Shohei-Ryu students know, Master Uechi brought three katas to Okinawa from China after returning to his homeland. We tend to focus on these katas more than others for good reason: they are the foundation of our style, and everything … Continue reading
I’m fresh from the Aki Renshu event at the Okinawan Karate School in Pittsfield, MA. It was definitely a great opportunity to train with Masters Higa and Takamiyagi, and thanks to Senseis Mark and Connie Flynn for hosting. While I … Continue reading