Training during Confinement

We are all facing a unprecedent global pandemic episode pushing the most of the countries to confine people. I first hope you are all well and you will stay healthy. Confinement appears today the only way to to limit coronavirus propagation. This have an impact in our daily life (job, family, training, fitness level and […]

2019 Summary

2019 : a surprising year  ! I should have never expected to achieve all the things I’ve done : French Shodan, Uechi Ryu French Cup (5th in Kyu Kata), and the great honor to have been promoted Jun Shihan by sensei George Mattson. The most exciting for me were not all these achievements of course […]

Uechi-Ryu Karate DVD

Uechi-Ryu DVD directed by Lionel Froidure is available for pre-order (delivery early jan’19). Shootage took place in May this year in Toulouse area (France) during the annual Uechi-Ryu camp in Toulouse (oragnized by Cugnaux Shubukan & Toulouse Shubukan). This DVD will present you key Uechi Karate concepts executed by Yukinobu Shimabukuro (8th dan) , Jean […]

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 […]

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 […]