What is the goal of Sandairyu.com ?
I built this website to share my path within Uechi-Ryu and Kobudo.
The aim of Sandairyu is to share my interest in Okinawan Martial Arts.
I hope you will find in Sandairyu.com interesting contents and complements to your dojo practice; I will try too to post my tips on conditioning and use of modern training tools.
What means Sandairyu ?
Sandairyu is the original pronunciation of the 8th Kata of Uechi-Ryu known from the 70’s as Sanseiryu (三十六). This kata was brought from China by Kanbun Uechi.
Who am I ?
I’m Lionel Reynaud from France, I’m most known as Performance Cycling Coach.
I started to practice Goju-Ryu Karate as teenager then stop for cycling.
At that time I had the opportunity to race my bike in several European countries.
When I finished my little career, I became coach as I developed a training method based on Cyclist biomechanics.
In the last decade I coached Elite Cyclists leading them to the Tour de France, Olympics and Paralympics. During that time I had the luck with my riders to win international races, the World Cup and the World Championships.
Souvenirs from London 2012 & Rio 2016
World Champion Cycling Jersey
If you want to know more you can have a look on my Cycling Coaching Website
After a very bad disease, I had to find a new sport in order to re energize my body.
I started Okinawa Kobudo with a fantastic French Sensei (Jean Smith – Kobukai).
Progressively Jean pushed me to try Uechi-Ryu with him to accelerate my recovery.
I was not really convinced but why not for a try.
My progress were amazing and I discovered this powerful method designed by the Uechi family.
In 2017 I had the honor to work with another sensei : George Mattson who is a real Karate legend and fantastic man.
In 2019, I had the great honor to be promoted ‘Jun Shihan’ by the International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation to populate Uechi-Ryu Karate.
Feel free to contact me, I always reply !
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