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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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Sep 09 2009

Towards a Dynamic Sanchin Stance

Towards a Dynamic Sanchin Stance by David Mott Grandmaster Kanei Uechi and Ryuko Tomoyose checks Tim Horgan’s Sanchin Sanchin stance is a brilliant stance.  It protects the inside surfaces of our legs, helps to protect our groin from upward sweeping kicks, helps to protect our knees from being damaged by an outside kick, guards the …

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Sep 01 2009

Collision Dynamics in Karate

Collision Dynamics in Karate   by Rick Garrelts I conceive that the chief aim of the physicist in discussing a theoretical problem is to obtain ‘insight’—to see which of the numerous factors are particularly concerned in any effect and how they work together to give it. For this purpose a legitimate approximation is not just …

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Aug 25 2009

Can training with Bokken help your Sanchin stance? Yes

Can training with Bokken help your Sanchin stance?  Yes! I developed a routine that might be helpful to students who train both weapons (Bo Bokken, Jo or other) and their Uechi-Ryu Sanchin. Here’s how: To paraphrase Musashi  ”Let your everyday walk become your warrior walk”. Keep that In mind. Oftentimes students practicing bokken drills will …

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Jul 28 2009

The Importance of Correct Conditioning!

What a fantastic SummerFest! [View photos HERE] I’m getting quite a few e-mail from students and teachers who attended and all the reviews were extremely favorable. As one of Uechi-ryu’s “senior” citizens, (72 next month) I try to get involved in as many of the seminars as possible and whenever appropriate, will demonstrate one of …

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Jun 26 2009

Five Weapons of Uechi-ryu’s Hiraken Strike

Update from Darin Yee. . .   Hi George, Can you please list on your site I will be canceling my July 11th event for children due to the time I need to spend on a couple of my kids look to get promoted at summer camp.  If they want this to happen, I can’t …

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Jan 25 2009

How to Become an Editor

Any registered member may write article for submission for our website.   How do you submit your article?   1. First, you must be a registered member of this “uechi-ryu.com” site. If you are not and would like to join, please click on the “create an account” link at the bottom of the left frame. …

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