Uechi Ryu Karate Do DVD 1 by Isamu Uehara

Uechi Ryu Karate Do DVD 1 by Isamu Uehara

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Essence of Okinawan Traditional Karate Vol. 1 - Training and Practice Methods

Forge a conditioned body to dominate opponents!

Okinawa's Uechi-ryu karate, originating from the Chinese Southern Shaolin style, relies on rigorous physical conditioning. It uses strengthened limbs to deliver decisive blows to vital points, ensuring immediate defeat of opponents. In this video, Isamu Uehara, Chief Master of the Uechi-ryu Karate-do Promotion Association Shubukan, meticulously guides and explains the essence of this martial art.

In this first volume, fundamental and crucial exercises such as "Sanchin" are demonstrated, along with various training and practice methods.


  • Introduction to Uechi-ryu
  • Warm-up and flexibility exercises
  • Basic stationary movements
    • Punches (various mid-level punches and others, totaling 10 movements)
    • Kicks (including rear straight kicks and others, totaling 4 movements)
    • Blocks (including circular blocks and others, totaling 15 movements)
  • Basic moving movements
    • Three-body straight punches (totaling 10 movements)
    • Two-sided kicks (totaling 6 movements)
    • Receiving punches (totaling 6 movements)
  • Supplementary exercises
    • ① (including front and back leg front kicks and others, totaling 6 movements)
    • ② (including turning straight punches and others, totaling 9 movements)
  • Conditioning methods
    • Sanchin (three battles) / Strengthening hands and legs
  • Basic receiving forms (①-④)
  • Prescribed sparring
    • Prescribed sparring ①・② / Continuous sparring ①・②
  • Staff prayers (arms, shins, thighs)

Instructor and Supervisor: Isamu Uehara
Chief Master of the Uechi-ryu Karate-do Promotion Association Shubukan. Born in 1939, he is the fourth son of Issei Uechi, the founder of Uechi-ryu, and the founder of the Promotion Association, Sankichi Uehara. He began studying Uechi-ryu under his father, Sankichi, at the age of 11 and moved from Okinawa to Tokyo at the age of 24. In 1965, he opened a dojo in Bentencho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Since then, he has dedicated himself to the propagation and development of Uechi-ryu, inheriting the techniques and spirit of Issei Uechi and Sankichi Uehara.


Language: Japanese

Run time: 45 min.


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Fernando F.

Good release, show us the Uechi karate line from Uehara Saburo, the third student of Kambun Soke Sensei.

Ahmed Zouad
Twenty stars out five.

Twenty stars out five. Excellent production and quality in the techniques. I'm very impressed. Highly recommended