What is special about the Uechi Ryu ?

Uechi Ryu Karate uses the idea of ​​the original style « Pangainoon» meaning « half hard and soft half» (Han Courses At Japonais en) or « free use of the hardness and flexibility of our body» (Of course Jizai en Japonais). And fighting techniques are freely apply these two aspects. Just as nature is composed of materials and hard or soft movements, Uechi Ryu indicates that the spirit (Shin), la technique (Gi) and the physical (Or) must be in harmony with these two elements, hardness and flexibility. The Uechi Ryu specializes in close combat techniques. The proximity to the opponent increases the risk of physical blows, for this reason we practice many hardening exercises as Sanchin, Kote Kitae, etc. From curing exercises, we learn when to use the hardness and when to use the flexibility to defend.

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  • Literature

    Book: “Uechi-ryu Karate-do” Sensei Shimabukuro Yukinobu

    Livre Uechi Ryu Karate Do

    Finally released, This is the first work in France on the Uechi-ryu and French. Directed by Sensei Shimabukuro Yukinobu, 9th dan Uechi-ryu shubukan, representative of Uechi-ryu in Europe by soke Uechi-ryu. This collection gives us the history of karate, of Uechi-ryu but also the history of Shimabukuro Sensei himself, told in a very modest way with great humility.