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T. Rose Karate Dojo

Here is some information from Uechi Kanei's ?? ?? book on Kokyu Ho ??? (breathing methods). I have added back the Chinese characters from the English translation but I have left the text alone. I have inserted some notes and alternate terminology to help bridge the gap between the Japanese and Chinese knowledge bases. You should already see some similarities with the part one of the laohu diào" ??? (Elder Tiger h...
August 31, 2018

T. Rose Karate Dojo

The first class of the "jo / staff " will be Saturday 9/8. There are a handful of spaces left. A registration form has been emailed to you. If you wish to attend the class, fill out the form and return. Thank You
August 29, 2018

T. Rose Karate Dojo

Please Note: The Dojo will be CLOSED FRIDAY-MONDAY for Labor Day! Have a great weekend! Mr. Rose
August 28, 2018

T. Rose Karate Dojo

Uechi toe kick
August 26, 2018

T. Rose Karate Dojo

Staff Class (Classical Okinawan Ko Budo) Introduction to classical staff for self-defense. The students will learn the basics of jo-jitus (short staff fighting) based on the movements of Uechi-ryu karate. The movements of jo-jitsu compliment the techniques learned in the Uechi-ryu system of kata. Classes will meet Saturday Morning from 11:30 – 12:15. Students will be provided with their first “practice jo (staf...
August 21, 2018

T. Rose Karate Dojo

Sensei T. Kinjo, Koburyu Sanseryu
August 17, 2018

T. Rose Karate Dojo

The creator of shito ryu ???, Mabuni Kenwa ??? ?? (14 November 1889 - 23 May 1952) tried to create one karate style. While it has heavily influenced by Goju Ryu ??? he studied with many karate masters, including Uechi Kanbun ?? ?? (1877-1948). He was also a fellow student of Arakaki Seisho ?? ?? (1840–1918) along with Uechi Kanbun ?? ??. He tired to create one version of all the various karate ?? kata ? combining ...
August 17, 2018

T. Rose Karate Dojo

Speaks for itself!
August 17, 2018

T. Rose Karate Dojo

I have heard the romantic story of karate and kobudo being designed by peasants to defend themselves from wicked Samurai using only their hands, farming and fishing tool. I have also heard there is no proof of that. I would like to suggest an alternative theory: From my understanding the story of Okinawans using farming tools as weapons is half true. It wasn't the Okinawan farmers but the old pechin (samurai) fam...
August 14, 2018

T. Rose Karate Dojo

Many works in English say that Kanshu ?? was made by Uehara Saburo ???? however I am under the understanding according to Japanese sources that Kanshu ?? kata was created in 1956 Itokazu Seiki ????. It was originally called Dai Ni Seisan ????. Dai Ni ?? meaning number two and Seisan ?? being one of the forms of Uechi Kanbun ?? ??. The form was modified from Itokazu Seiki ???? vision by Uechi Kanei ?? ?? and added ...
August 14, 2018