Big June !

June 2019 was an amazing month and a huge one for me. Indeed after only 3 years of training it was my shodan test but let’s start from the begining …. We started the last days of May with the Uechi-Ryu French Cup week-end followeed by Uechi family visit in Toulouse (Kansho, Kanyu & Kanishiro). […]

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 […]