Koburyu Kobudo Seminar

With the covid-related restrictions there are sometimes positive things appearing.Being confined at home or on our area allow us with the help of internet to be closer to Okinawa and train on line with Grand Masters. Saturday 5th of March Kinjo sensei will held a kobudo lesson on the Tonfa basics. Born in 1939, Kinjo […]

Lockdown : Give Kobudo a go

Lockdown has started in Western Europe from more than 2 Months; in some country we are starting a new phase including more freedom in our daily life. Unfortunately Coronavirus is still there and we need to continue living with it. New life Key words are now distanciating  and stay safe. During this period dojo remain […]

Weekend with Shimabukuro sensei

From February 21st we had the great honor to receive Shimabukuro sensei for three days. Yukinobu Shimabukuro is the Soke Representative (上地流空手道協会 Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Association headed by Sadanao Uechi) in Europe and Russia. Before the launch of the two days seminars (Feb 22nd & 23rd) Shimabukuro sensei took time on Friday in the Toulouse Shubukan […]

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-Ryu French Cup 2019

Last May 25th  Uechi-Ryu French Cup was held in Paris area. Yep we are early July and I’m more than late… but you will understand in the Big June post why I am so late. Every year  Uechi-Ryu Europe is organizing the French Cup. The cup is attended by many practitioners coming from France but […]

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 […]

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 […]