Uechi Brothers in France

May will be a busy month for Uechi Practitioners ! Indeed all start with the yearly Uechi-Ryu French Cup the 25th of May (sparring & Kata) in Maisons-Laffite (Paris area). The French Cup will be chaired by Kansho and Kanyu Uechi flying directly from Okinawa !              The Sunday May 26th,  Uechi-Ryu […]

Happy New Year !

2019 has started letting behind us the good & bad memories of 2018. I take the opportunity of this post to wish a fantastic 2019 year to you and your family. On my side, I continue to work to improve my Uechi-Ryu Skills, I’ve started 2019 by working Konchin with Sensei George.  On the other hand I […]

Uechi-Ryu Karate DVD

Uechi-Ryu DVD directed by Lionel Froidure is available for pre-order (delivery early jan’19). Shootage took place in May this year in Toulouse area (France) during the annual Uechi-Ryu camp in Toulouse (oragnized by Cugnaux Shubukan & Toulouse Shubukan). This DVD will present you key Uechi Karate concepts executed by Yukinobu Shimabukuro (8th dan) , Jean […]

Kata Circuit Training

As said previously, Circuit Training is a very powerful exercise to improve your stamina, your strength and reduce your body fat. I wanted to share with you a kind of routine I use on weekly basis during my preparation phase (we will talk later about periodization). During the Off season I tend to do only […]

Circuit Training

Circuit Training is a method of resistance training or weight training maximizing the volume of work done in a limited period of time. It consists of performing several exercises on multiple body parts in a row, with little rest in between exertions. The aim is to train different muscular groups consecutively. The most common sequence […]

Karate & Heart-Rate

You should have seen on my photo displayed in Konchin.com frontpage  : I’m wearing a watch. This is not a mistake in fact it’s an Heart Rate Monitor. Heart Rate monitoring is the basis of numerous sports. It was firstly introduced in endurance sport such as running & cycling. The first heart rate monitor was […]

Euronews Report

In the frame of Karate introduction in Tokyo Olympics Euronews channel presents in a short report Okinawan Karate as the secret to a long & healthy life. This report has been shot in Kenyukai Dojo (Naha), the Uechi-Ryu practitioners will recognize Hojo-Undo Training & Seisan Kata training. Even if is a short report I wanted […]

Hojo Undo

Hojo Undo was designed by Kanei Uechi to help students to understand better the different technics to be used during Kata performance. Hojo Undo is regularly used during in Dojo sessions just after the warm up. Prerequisite: All the techniques are performed in Sanchin-Dachi (Basic Uechi Stance). Feet stance in Sanchin Dachi   Basic Techniques […]

Kanbun Uechi Statue

Today was a very special day for Uechi Family and Uechi-Ryu practicioners. Indeed this morning Uechi Family and Okinawan karatekas were attending Uechi Kanbun Monument unveil. This monument was built thanks to a subscription launched around the world. The momunent is located  in Motobu area near Yae Mount, it’s sure it will become a must […]