What is the goal of Uechi-Karate ?
I built this website to share my path within Uechi-Ryu and Kobudo.
The aim of Uechi-Karate is to share my interest in Okinawan Martial Arts.
I hope you will find in Uechi-Karate interesting contents and complements to your dojo practice; I will try too to post my tips on conditioning and use of modern training tools.
Who am I ?
I’m Lionel I started to practice Goju-Ryu Karate several years ago and stop for cycling.
As a teenager, I was hound of cycling and ahd the luck to race my bike in several European countries.
When I finished my little career, I became coach as I developed a training method based on Cyclist biomechanics.
In the last decade I coached Elite Cyclists leading them to the Tour de France, Olympics and Paralympics. During that time I had the luck with my riders to win international races, the World Cup and the World Championships.
Souvenirs from London 2012 & Rio 2016
After a very bad disease, I had to find a new sport in order to re energize my body.
I started Okinawa Kobudo with a fantastic French Sensei (Jean Smith).
Progressively Jean pushed me to try Uechi-Ryu with him to accelerate my recovery.
I was not really convinced but why not for a try.
My progress were amazing and I discovered this powerful method designed by the Uechi family.
In 2017 I had the honor to get another sensei : George Mattson who is a real Karate legend and fantastic man.
Feel free to contact me, I always reply !
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