Our May 11th “regional workout” like the previous 2 was a huge success. Our number of attendees were 50 plus. They came from all of the surrounding states and traveled as far as 3 to 4 hours to honor us with their participation.
Sensei Gary Wong 8th dan and I were both part of the competition team from the Boston Mattson Academy back in the early “70s” who had much success in national and international tournaments. Our workout this time around was some of the simple Uechi techniques which we’ve trained and used in our winning fighting style. I added some of the effective take downs from our Uechi-Ryu movements.
Looking back, that was over 40 years ago. Sensei Gary Wong and I are just overjoyed to have the opportunity to pass on some of the experience and knowledge we’ve accumulated these 40 plus years in diligent, open minded martial arts training.
Our next regional workout will be in Plymouth, NH hosted by sensei Christian Maine. Christian sensei is one of the new, up and coming stars in Uechi-Ryu. He is open minded and has worked out with numerous Uechi organizations while developing a friendship with all that he’s come in contact with. To me, Christian Maine leads by example the true road of Bushido.
Please keep in touch with me and I will announce Christian’s workout plans as soon as I receive them. This workout will be held in New Hampshire which is beautiful during the summer season. Plan to spend a little time there before or after the workout as I’m sure you will love the scenic area. My students and I are going to plan this as a min vacation/road trip and get a great workout also. Hope to see all of you soon.
A special thanks goes to Barry Chu, John Hwee, Harry Skeffington and friends from Boston Chinatown whom I have not seen or worked out with in a long time since I’ve open my Plymouth dojo. It was wonderful to have this opportunity to work out with them again.