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children martial arts program, health and healing. san chin. sanchin, three conflicts.
Welcome to the Okinawa Karate Academy
We have classes in Uechi Ryu Kareate, Fitness training and Qi Gong. Uechi-Ryu is a discipline of
Okinawan karate which combines soft circular blocks with hard, linear strikes, and intensive body
conditioning. It is a system of self-defense which prepares the practitioner to overcome
challenges, whether from an opponent or from the trials of everyday life. Our goal in practicing
Uechi Ryu is to promote health, achieve full control of our bodies, thoughts, and emotions, to be
agile and firm, and to preserve a youthful attitude and spirit.
Rob Amacker in LA Aug/2012
One of the most well-known schools (styles) in Okinawa is UECHIRYU.
It was brought to Okinawa from Southern China by the famous Grand Master Kanbun
years. Master Uechi returned to Okinawa in 1910, and ever since then, his system of
crane, and dragon" has been passed down through hand picked and dedicated students
until the present day in Okinawa. The key characteristics of UECHIRYU are the
qualities that each of these three animals symbolize: tiger for strength and vigor,
for softness and graciousness, and dragon for swiftness and unpredictability. The
trademark of this karate system, however, is "Sanchin", a form of isometric
contractions synchronized with a specific way to breathing and spiritual concentration,
the core of the entire system.