Tag Archives: Uechi-Ryu

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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(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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The Gift of Martial Arts

Giving Thanks As we’re wrapping up the season of giving, and 2011, I’m feeling a bit reflective.  First off, thanks for helping to make the site bigger and better than it was last year!  We’ve about doubled readership, and our … Continue reading

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Assessing Martial Skills

In college, I knew a Kenpo guy who used to pick fights on the streets to see how well he’d hold up.  He did this pretty much every Saturday night–that is until he got jumped and hit in the head … 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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Staring at the Walls

One of the best things I learned while studying karate as a kid was to be observant.  I don’t mean in the sense that martial arts teaches you to be aware of your surroundings or that mystical, meditative calm that … Continue reading

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DIY “Wing Chun” Dummy

I saw this video a few weeks ago and thought it would be a neat idea to attach an arm to my makiwara, like this guy did. After thinking about how he built it, it looked like the modification might … Continue reading

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A Matter of Style

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything about karate.  Since this is a karate blog, I guess I should get to it.  I’ve been thinking lately about how an individual’s style comes into play when performing kata (forms) or kumite … Continue reading

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