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 some health issues, 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.
In 2020 I supported the set up of European Koburyu Kobudo Organization.
It is super exciting to help to promote Takashi Kinjo’s School
You can visit my specific Koburyu website designed with the support of Okinawan school : https://koburyu.eu
On Line Program
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
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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