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.
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 a legendary sensei : George Mattson who is considered as the Uechi-Ryu father in the USA.
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.
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 and evolved in the 60’s as Sanseiryu (三十六).
The original form was brought from Fujian (China) by Kanbun Uechi.
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