Master Takemi Takayasu is the official representative of Uechi-Ryu in France and in Europe.
In this video, Master Takemi TAKAYASU shows you the 4 fundamental kata of Uechi-Ryu Karate Do from Okinawa : Sanchin, Kanshiwa, Kanshu, Seichin, as well as Kyu-Yakusoku-Kumite, defense and attack against an aggressor with a knife. Sanchin, Kanshiwa, Kanshu, Seichin and every application Techniques against a knife.
For the first time in the History of Uechi-Ryu, the «Sanschin Gitae» is shown with the first Sanchin Kata, and with the applications of the three other Kata.
Sanchin : Sanchin is one of the three kata brought back from China by Master Kambum UECHI, founder of the Uéchi-Ryu Karate Do. It’s the first one of the 8 Uechi-Ryu Kata and it is the foundation of our whole school.
Sanchin-Gitae : «Sanchin-Gitae» is what separates Uechi-Ryu from the other Karate-Do schools, because of its violence. «Sanchin Gitae» is one of its most representative methods for the strengthening of the body.
Kata Seichin : This Kata was created by Master Saburo UEHARA. Defense and attack are performed with the same arm, but both arms may be used as well as one knee for defense against two enemies. During the execution of this kata, you will discover two scenes of Hirate Mawashi-uke left followed by Furihiji-uchi right that will be performed against a right Suto-Uchi...
Kyu-Yakusoku-Kumite : This Kata was invented by Master Seisho YONAHA for the Kyu practitioners. This Kata must be performed with vigor and swiftness.
In this second volume, Master Takemi TAKAYASU shows you the four superior kata, with their complete applications, one traditional Yakusoku-Kumite, as well as defense and attack techniques against an aggressor armed with a gun It may be the first time in the world that the applications of “Seiryu”, ”Kanchin”, ”Sanseiryu” are shown in a comprehensive way.
In our style, most of the kicks are Shomen-Geris.
The Sokuto-Geris are very few and Mawashi-Geris do not exist in our kata.
Yet, this Yakusoku-Kumite includes both Sokutô-Geris and Mawashi-Geris.
Kata Sanseiryu :
It’s one of the special kata of Uechi-Ryu.
It’s an attack and defense method against several enemies.
Therefore, its defense and attack techniques are more diversified: Watari-Uke, Hasami-Taoshi and Kakushi-Ken (Shi-Zuki).
They are high level and high speed techniques. This kata is quite representative of Uechi-Ryu.
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