Tag Archives: shohei-ryu

In Defense of Kata

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

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YouTube Channel Update

Here are a few new videos if you haven’t been to my channel lately.  Enjoy, and feel free to leave feedback here or on YouTube.  Thanks! Here’s my attempt to start and end Sanseiryu kata in the same spot while … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Shohei-Ryu Karate is FINALLY out for iPad! (Today has been a busy day!)

Ok.  Long story short, I was hoping just to get this book out to my students at Gracie Farmington Valley.  After waiting a loooooong for Apple’s approval, I just got word that it has to be written for a larger … 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 YouTube Video

It’s probably not the best performance you’ve seen, but here’s a Ryuko kata from Shohei-Ryu Karate at Gracie Farmington Valley for you to check out. Let us know what you think!

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Shohei-Ryu Karate at Gracie Farmington Valley Promotional Video

Here’s a video that tells a little bit about the karate we practice at Gracie Farmington Valley every day!  Please take a look and let us know what you think.  If you’re interested in training, you can e-mail bill@graciefv.com or … Continue reading

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(Finally) Video for YouTube!

We’ve shot a bunch of video of the last few weeks and are currently editing all of it.  Topics include demonstrations of kata and techniques, breaking, and conditioning exercises.  Here’s the first video on hand strengthening.  Take a look, let … Continue reading

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Back to School Shopping!

So I meant to post this a lot sooner (hence the September-y title) but was delayed by the opening of Gracie Farmington Valley. You’d be surprised of all the stuff you need to start a karate program from scratch! Here’s … Continue reading

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New School Update – Gracie Farmington Valley

I’ve been alluding to this over the last few weeks, so here’s the official news!  I will be the head karate instructor at Gracie Farmington Valley in Tariffville, CT. Click our logo for more information.  The school’s site is still … Continue reading

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