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 […]

Kata Circuit Training

As said previously, Circuit Training is a very powerful exercise to improve your stamina, your strength and reduce your body fat. I wanted to share with you a kind of routine I use on weekly basis during my preparation phase (we will talk later about periodization). During the Off season I tend to do only […]

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 […]

Hojo Undo

Hojo Undo was designed by Kanei Uechi to help students to understand better the different technics to be used during Kata performance. Hojo Undo is regularly used during in Dojo sessions just after the warm up. Prerequisite:All the techniques are performed in Sanchin-Dachi (Basic Uechi Stance).   Feet stance in Sanchin Dachi Basic Techniques List […]

1st Okinawa Karate Tournament

This year will take place the 1st Okinawa Karate Tournament from August 1st to 8th. All the styles will be presented and competitors are booking from all around the world. In the frame of this tournament all the katas for each style have been presented on the tournament youtube Channel : For Uechi-Ryu : 7 […]

Seisan

Seisan is the most known Kata of Okinawa Karate-Do. Seisan is practiced in different styles : Goju-Ryu, Chito-Ryu, Shōrin-Ryu, Shito-Ryu, Meibukan, Wadō-Ryu and Uechi-Ryu. Why Seisan is so famous ? Seisan literally means ´Thirteen’, it can refers to 13 fights, 13 steps, 13 hands, 13 techniques or thirteen year old. Indeed 13 year old was […]

Tameshiwari

Tameshiwari (試し割り) is the word used to describe the technique of breaking piece of wood or bricks. In Uechi-Ryu we tend to use a different form of Tameshiwari. Indeed Uechi-Ryu is known as a hard Karate-Do Style using kote-kitae (forearm conditioning). We train regularly on this way preparing both arms and legs to be able […]

Sanchin Training

As said by all the Uechi Masters ‘all is in Sanchin’ and indeed more you practice by learning new Katas and more you feel the need to improve your Sanchin kata. All basics stances, punches, blocks are in Sanchin. That’s exactly what I’m currently experiencing. After learning  Seiryu I really felt the need to work […]