Category Archive: Articles of Interest

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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Jul 10 2010

G.Mattson’s “Virtual” Dojo

      Join George Mattson’s“Virtual” Dojo. Monthly on-line classes and technique critique.Supplement your regular trainingor work with sensei full time.CLICK HERE for further information.

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Feb 16 2010

Teaching for Structure and Power in Uechi-ryu

Teaching for Structure and Power In Uechi-ryu Stance and Structure Sanchin is an Adduction Stance. Sanchin provides strength in 7 of 8 directions, unless you make an adjustment, which allows coverage of the eighth direction. The ground is an unlimited source of power. Study how to access that power: Sound structure, sensitivity, experimentation, proper positioning …

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Dec 18 2009

Strength and Power

The Difference between Strength and Power In the Martial Arts Strength is raw, unfiltered, relatively unfocused ability to move other objects. Strength training involves some technique, but does not take high-level refinement into consideration For the individual, strength has a sunset, after which it will wane.  Power, based on core principles, core use, relaxation, understanding, …

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