2019 November : new start

After the seminars performed with Kinjo sensei ,  it was time for me to finalize a project proposed by Hanshi George Mattson. Indeed just after my Shodan, George Sensei asked me about my willing to teach Uechi-Ryu :’based on your experience of Elite Cycling Coach and regarding your karate skills you need to think about […]

2019 October : Koburyu

Early in October were organized by Jean Smith Sensei three Karate and Kobudo seminars school There took place in Paris, Tours & Toulouse. I assisted Paris and Toulouse (my hometown). In Paris Kinjo sensei presented his school Koburyu he created  based on Uechi-Ryu Karate and Matayoshi Kobudo. We worked a lot on closing spaces and […]

Grand Master Kinjo Seminars

Grand Master Takashi Kinjo (Kobudo & Karate 10th degree) will be exceptionaly in France early October 2019. Kinjo Sensei is a well known Pangainoon & Okinawan Kobudo Grand Master he studied with Itokazu Seiki (Karate) and Shimpo Matayoshi (Kobudo). He’s training from more than 65 years and was awarded 10th degree Grand Master. It is an […]

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 […]