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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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The Five Principles of Sanchin

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

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