Tag Archives: Uechi-Ryu

Meriden Martial Arts Club Kyu Test 5.1.16

Here are a few quick pics from our recent kyu test at the Meriden Martial Arts Club.  Thanks to all who tested and helped out.  Congrats! Advertisements

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The Cranky Kenny Learns Karate Children’s Book is Finally Here!

It’s been nearly three years in the making, but the children’s book I wrote in collaboration with local artist and illustrator Marissa Dziedzic is finally here!  It is published on Lulu.com and is available in electronic and print versions.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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MMA Club Training Videos 9.7.14

Here are some recent training videos from a workout at the the Meriden Martial Arts Club.  We’re just getting started, but we have five regular members who train in Shohei-Ryu karate and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Take a look and let us … Continue reading

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Shohei-Ryu Karate Masters Camp and Dan Test 2014

What a Great Week! Ed and Jean DeCosta hosted a training camp on August 4 through 9, 2014, in celebration of the dojo’s 40th anniversary. Congrats again to Ed and Jean, and thank you for your many years of dedication … Continue reading

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Shohei-Ryu Karate Training with the Masters 2014

If you practice Uechi-Ryu or Shohei-Ryu karate in New England you likely know that my senseis, Ed and Jean DeCosta, owners of the Okinawan Karate Dojo are hosting a training camp on August 4 through 9, 2014, in celebration of the … Continue reading

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The Old Ways of New Masters: Interview with Michael Bacon

My interview with Michael Bacon is a perfect example of what The Old Ways of New Masters series is all about.  A godan (5th degree black belt) in Shohei-Ryu Karate, Michael has been training steadily since childhood.  After joining Ed … Continue reading

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The Samurai Spirit of Karate

ALar and I are a bit tied up right now working on some BIG NEW PROJECTS!  Well, I’m starting a new blog that all the dads out there will love, and he’s going back to school–specifically to learn how to … 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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