Tag Archives: Okinawa

The Grand Master

Here’s a nice article about my sensei, Ed DeCosta from a local newspaper.  I mentioned his promotion to 9th-dan recently, and you can read more by following the link below.  Congratulations to Ed and the others who earned promotions as … Continue reading

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Kanshiwa Kata

Here’s the second kata in Shohei-ryu Karate as performed by yours truly.  Questions and comments are welcome, as always.  Thanks!

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The Three Main Katas

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

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New Website, First Draft

Hi, Everyone:  After discussing names and other options with readers, I present to you the first draft of our new website.  I hope you like it!  You should see a new, broader focus on collaboration on this blog and a … Continue reading

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Website Redesign Coming Soon

I’ve been thinking of revamping the site for awhile now, and I am looking for a little input.  What are some design elements or features you would like to add or subtract from this blog?  How can I make it … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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