WELCOME on Uechi-Ryu Karate & Okinawa Kobudo by Lionel

I'm really happy to present through this website these 2 major schools of Okinawan Martial Arts : Uechi-Ryu Karate (former Pangainoon) & Okinawan Kobudo. For these 2 schools you will find different articles about history, specificities, great masters, ..... Regarding Okinawa I try to present this fantastic Island with these different aspects. On the training & conditioning I will try to update regularly my Blog by sharing the training tips I tried which is of course not exhaustive.... If you need more and want me to write specific articles, feel free to ask me through the contact form... I always reply ! As said by Mattson Sensei : 'Train Often, Train smart'


You will find here my latest updates

  • 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 Seichin.net 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 […]

  • Euronews Report

    In the frame of Karate introduction in Tokyo Olympics Euronews channel presents in a short report Okinawan Karate as the secret to a long & healthy life. This report has been shot in Kenyukai Dojo (Naha), the Uechi-Ryu practitioners will recognize Hojo-Undo Training & Seisan Kata training. Even if is a short report I wanted […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kanbun Uechi Statue

    Today was a very special day for Uechi Family and Uechi-Ryu practicioners. Indeed this morning Uechi Family and Okinawan karatekas were attending Uechi Kanbun Monument unveil. This monument was built thanks to a subscription launched around the world. The momunent is located  in Motobu area near Yae Mount, it’s sure it will become a must […]

  • Okinawa Kobudo Tournament

    The First Okinawa Karate Tournament is not only dealing with Karate-Do but with Kobudo too. In the same frame of Karate Kata explanation you will find on the Tournament Official Channel the presentation of the different katas accepted for the Tournament. At this time there are only 2 weapons accepted : The Bo (棒) and […]

  • 1st Okinawa Karate Tournament

    This year will take place the 1st Okinawa Karate Tournament from August 1st to 8th. All the styles will be presented and competitors are booking from all around the world. In the frame of this tournament all the katas for each style have been presented on the tournament youtube Channel : For Uechi-Ryu : 7 […]

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