Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Dec 15 2010

Another Archive Treasure!

This is the first instructional video tape made on Uechi-ryu and one of the first on any martial art system. For many years it was the most popular video and later, when converted to DVD, continued to be the most popular title in the Uechi store. When I decided to have the original tapes professionally …

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Dec 13 2010

More Archives. . . The VidMag Series

Virtual Dojo Information HERE Back in the mid 90s I got the idea that our karate association should communicate with our members more often and decided to publish a monthly video newsletter and mail it out to subscribers. Obviously this was before Facebook and way before the internet was something everyone could access. I purchased a …

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Nov 27 2010

Proper Way to Check a Student in Sanchin

This is what I believe proper ‘testing’ should be like…. by Van Canna 1. The instructor first applies simple pressure to the nukite [3.] then strikes the fingertips with his palms. The instructor seeks to “feel the floor” when pressing down upon the student’s fingers.

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Oct 28 2010

Uechi-ryu for a lifetime!

Good day George, I wanted write this e-mail to thank you for signing a copy of your book that I bought last winter for my son Alex; it was a great surprise for him and it meant a lot that it was signed from you to him.  The timing of the book  was a good …

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Oct 17 2010

BUILDING YOUR OWN DOJO ?

BUILDING YOUR OWN DOJO ? by Renshi Graham Moughton Three years ago I decided that it was time to build my own private dojo, several reasons why. Firstly the recession was on the horizion and I needed to reduce my overheads. Secondly and most imporntantly I needed my own space to work and teach in after 35 …

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Aug 27 2010

Gang Fighting

Very interesting topic on Van Canna’s Self Defense Realities that involves gang attacks. We don’t spend a lot of time dealing with gang attacks in the dojo, although our advanced Konshiwa Bunkai is a multiple attack and part of the defense is making sure you move in such a way that you only have to …

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Aug 07 2010

Wheaton Terrior Available

So many people love our “Harley” (Wheaton Terrior) that when I learned that one is available for adoption, I wanted to give the Uechi world a “heads up”. My golfing buddy, Bill Hollingsworth,who is a volunteer for a Florida rescue center, requests that anyone interested in “Molly”, contact Melissa: http://flwheatenclub.org/ Melissa Nelson in Miami, Florida …

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Jul 10 2010

The Reason For SummerFest

  When I first ran SummerFests back in 1983 and ’84, we had more than 500 people show up during the five-day event on Thompson Island. The camp was a new experience for the Uechi community and no one quite knew what to expect. Everyone was amazed by the great experience of spending a week with the living treasures of …

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