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. I am .
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.
After Rio Games, I had to find a new way to re energize my body and my mind.
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 a legendary sensei : George Mattson who is considered as the father of Uechi-Ryu in the US.
In 2019, I had the great honor to be promoted ‘Jun Shihan’ (Instructor) by the International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation to populate Uechi-Ryu Karate.
In 2020 I supported the set up of European Koburyu Kobudo Organization.
It is super exciting to help to promote Takashi Kinjo’s School
On Line Program and Community of Practice
During the pandemic, in 2020, driven by lot of demands, I started to build a Uechi-Ryu Karate On-Line Program called Oryukan to help people not able to go to the Dojo to learn the Powerful Method of Okinawan Uechi-Ryu.
This Program is available in French and also available in English (please contact me), do not hesitate to visit : https://oryukan.com
Following the demands of our practitioners, we built Oryukai Community of Practice to share more widely our way of doing and exchange with other Uechi groups.
You can have a look of Uechi-Ryu Oryukai website (English version is under construction and will be released after 2023 summer break : https://uechiryu-oryukai.com
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 name of the 8th Uechi-Ryu Kata, in the 60’s its name evolved to Sanseiryu (三十六).
The original form was brought from Fujian (China) by Kanbun Uechi.
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