Karate Martial Arts section of JSC Cugnaux was echoed by Jean Smith (5th dan uechi ryu) since 2016.

le-karate Classes are open to adults and children from 8 years.

Timetable of the season 2017-2018

– children 8 to 11 years:

Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday between 18:00 and 19:00

– children 11 to 14 years:

Wednesday from 19h to 20h

Friday from 18h30 to 20h

– Adults (≥ 15 years):

Wednesday from 20h to 21h30

Friday from 20h to 21h30

Courses facilitated by : Jean SMITH 06 60 62 26 15


Website : http://www.arts-martiaux-cugnaux.fr/

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Classes are held at the dojo Michel Jazy Cugnaux, Avenue of Comminges in Cugnaux:

Location of the dojo

The taught karate style Uechi Ryu is the. This is one of the 4 major currents of Karate on Okinawa. The teaching follows the line technical Uechi family through its representative for Europe, Sensei Yukinobu Shimabukuro, 9th AND d'Okinawa, student of Uechi Sensei Toyama, Japanese high ranking with the French Federation of Karate and we are privileged to receive education through various courses.

The specifics of the style
The three symbols, namely tigre, the dragon and crane are inherent elements in Uechi-Ryu. We find certain techniques that resemble it in our katas, such as the use of fingers as a claw or spike.

Today the Uechi-Ryu has only 8 kata, which is smaller compared with other styles of karate, Shito-Ryu as or Shotokan.
Positions are high, we work " sanchin dachi "The kata because the Uechi-Ryu is a martial art based on self-defense. So, the application of defensive and offensive techniques work more intuitively.

In addition, there is a huge hardness of body work, or " Kote Kitae ». To this every workout there is a pair work in which blows are worn, so that the opponent is strengthened. The ultimate aim, in real life, can dissuade his opponent merely by using a focused block.