Uechi Ryu Karate
Uechi Ryu, ("Way-chee-roo") means "Uechi's Way"
About Our Style
Uechiryu is an Okinawan karate style derived from the Chinese kung fu form, Pan Gai Noon, or "half-hard, half-soft." The style is purportedly based on the movements and temperaments of three animals: Tiger, Crane, and Dragon.
The style is very practical, effective, and efficient, using a strong stance from which the practitioner can move quickly and powerfully. Many of the movements in the style rely on open-handed techniques that deliver devastating attack to carefully chosen target areas. The style is characterized by three core elements: circular blocks, toe kicks, and one-knuckle punches.
Practice of Uechiryu involves many activities including kata, conditioning, and pre-arranged sparring.
Our Student Creed
Remembering that the martial arts begin and end with respect, I intend to:
1. Develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth and physical health.
2. Develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
3. Use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and my fellow man, and never to be abusive or offensive.
What It Means to be a Black Belt in Uechi Ryu
Eight Virtues of the Black Belt:
Modesty - Courtesy - Integrity - Compassion - Gratitude - Self-Control - Perseverance - Indomitable Spirit