Uechi-Ryu Karate

Traditional Uechi

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Brief History:

May 5th 1877 – Uechi Kanbun Born.

March 1897 –Kanbun went to China. Kanbun studied Pangainoon under Shushiwa.

1904 – Kanbun got his proficiency certificate. 1908 – Kanbun started teaching.

1910 – Kanbun returned to Okinawa. He got married in May.

June 26th 1911 – Uechi Kanei was born.

1924 – Kanbun went back to Japan 1926 – Shataku Dojo opened in Wakayama Japan.

1928 – Kanei started teaching.

1940 – The students renamed the style to Uechi-Ryu.

November 25th 1948 – Kanbun passed away.

1991 – Kanei passed away.

Original Kata:

Sanchin – 3 Conflicts.

Seisan – 13 Positions of attack and defense.

Sanseirui – 36 Positions of attack and defense.

Bridging Kata: Kanshiwa – Combination of Kanbun and Shushiwa’s names.

Kanshu – Combination of Kanbun and Shushiwa’s names.

Seichin – 10 conflicts.

Seirui – 16 positions of attack and defense.

Kanchin – Kanei’s fighting technique.

3 Animals: Tiger Dragon Crane