Hojo Undo

Hojo Undo was designed by Kanei Uechi to help students to understand better the different technics to be used during Kata performance. Hojo Undo is regularly used during in Dojo sessions just after the warm up. Prerequisite: All the techniques are performed in Sanchin-Dachi (Basic Uechi Stance). Feet stance in Sanchin Dachi   Basic Techniques […]

Kanbun Uechi Statue

Today was a very special day for Uechi Family and Uechi-Ryu practicioners. Indeed this morning Uechi Family and Okinawan karatekas were attending Uechi Kanbun Monument unveil. This monument was built thanks to a subscription launched around the world. The momunent is located  in Motobu area near Yae Mount, it’s sure it will become a must […]

Okinawa Kobudo Tournament

The First Okinawa Karate Tournament is not only dealing with Karate-Do but with Kobudo too. In the same frame of Karate Kata explanation you will find on the Tournament Official Channel the presentation of the different katas accepted for the Tournament. At this time there are only 2 weapons accepted : The Bo (棒) and […]

1st Okinawa Karate Tournament

This year will take place the 1st Okinawa Karate Tournament from August 1st to 8th. All the styles will be presented and competitors are booking from all around the world. In the frame of this tournament all the katas for each style have been presented on the tournament youtube Channel : For Uechi-Ryu : 7 […]

Seisan

Seisan is the most known Kata of Okinawa Karate-Do. Seisan is practiced in different styles : Goju-Ryu, Chito-Ryu, Shōrin-Ryu, Shito-Ryu, Meibukan, Wadō-Ryu and Uechi-Ryu. Why Seisan is so famous ? Seisan literally means ´Thirteen’, it can refers to 13 fights, 13 steps, 13 hands, 13 techniques or thirteen year old. Indeed 13 year old was […]

Tameshiwari

Tameshiwari (試し割り) is the word used to describe the technique of breaking piece of wood or bricks. In Uechi-Ryu we tend to use a different form of Tameshiwari. Indeed Uechi-Ryu is known as a hard Karate-Do Style using kote-kitae (forearm conditioning). We train regularly on this way preparing both arms and legs to be able […]

Sanchin Training

As said by all the Uechi Masters ‘all is in Sanchin’ and indeed more you practice by learning new Katas and more you feel the need to improve your Sanchin kata. All basics stances, punches, blocks are in Sanchin. That’s exactly what I’m currently experiencing. After learning  Seiryu I really felt the need to work […]

First Blog article

Welcome on Boshiken.net. I’ve built this site to share my passion about Okinawan Martial Arts. Who Am I ? A practitioner of Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do & Okinawa Kobudo student. I started by Goju-Ryu as teenager then moved to other sport (Cycling) before to go back (15 years later) to Karate-Do. I had the opportunity to meet […]