Uechi-Ryu Karate

Traditional Uechi



Superior Martial Arts


815 Delta Ave. 

Gladstone MI. 49837

At Superior Martial Arts we teach traditional Okinawan Weapons. We have a strong weapons program integrated into our school.

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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

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Hello, I am the head instructor at Superior Martial Arts. It is my passion to make a difference within our community. I have helped countless individuals become achievers and leaders through martial arts training. I have seen our training build confidence in the most reluctant people. It has empowered people to become achievers. It has been my mission to bring back the best training to delta county for my students. You will have a chance to learn Traditional Uechi-Ryu Karate, Aikijitsu, Aikido, and Kobudo (weapons). Primarily you will be learning Uechi-Ryu Karate, a half hard / half soft style. The other styles will supplement you knowledge of the martial arts making you more well-rounded in your abilities. I am proud to say that all instructors at Superior Martial Arts are associated with Sensei James Thompson, and the highly respected Uechi-Ryu Kokusai organization from Kalamazoo. I personally insure you that Superior Martial Arts has a friendly family atmosphere. Every instructor at Superior Martial Arts complies with a strict code of ethics and has an experienced background in teaching and has absolutely no criminal background. Finally I would like to say that martial arts training is perhaps one of the best things you could do. It has more benefits than other activities. It is one of the safest activities a person can participate in. Take care and I hope to see you soon, Lynette A. Bunno (Sensei)