Captivated

To those who are curious why I chose Uechi-Ryu Zankai (including my students), Toyama Sensei’s performance of Sandairyu captivated my heart more than a year ago. The video I saw was actually from Okinawa’s Wonders website. It is very rare to find a grand master to perform such fluent and powerful performance at this age….

Busy with Dojo

The opening of the Okinawa Karate-do Uechi-Ryu Zankai Malaysia Shibu Dojo at Bukit Beruang is only 17 days away and there are still a lot of works to be done at the dojo. Patching, cleaning, washing, painting, decorating, fixing, etc, etc, etc…. Whew! It’s not an easy task. This will be the first Uechi-Ryu Zankai…

Another great training

I did not do much kata tonight but it was really fruitful and tiring training. I began to learn 連続組み手 (Renzoku Kumite) this evening. Finally, I had completed the Seisan bunkai with Fumiya this evening. We did a few more Seisan bunkai to make sure I could remember the sequences. I still did plenty of…

I feel lousy

When I woke up in the morning, I could feel the lousiness in me. I had 4 times of diarrhea this morning. It could be my body lacking isotonic balance after the purges or it could be lack of sleep for waking up four times at to take a leak. Nevertheless, like use, took a…

Torii Beach

The beach on Okinawa is very clean. Blue seas white sands. These are the sceneries on Torii Beach. The beach is managed by US Army’s MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation). It is off-limit for civilians and I have got a chance to go there because of the beach party. The beautiful scenery and the party…

Dantai no Kanshiwa

Tin, Jeff, Senato, Shawn and I (of course) attended the afternoon training class. I really enjoyed doing dantai no Kanshiwa (group kata) with Tin and Jeff. We repeated a few times and refined some glitches and we had a good sweat. While I practiced Seisan with Senato and Shawn, Sensei taught Tin and Jeff Seichin….

Yoga

I had my 2nd Yoga training in the morning today. It was really tiring and sweating because Sumako Sensei (Yoga) was putting up the practice particularly to supplement my karate training. She did a lot of exercise with heavy emphasis on toes. In Uechi-ryu, the front snap kick or Shomen Geri also can be called…

My Little Sensei

I worked with little Kazuto during the evening class yesterday. He is 7 years old and he is my Sensei! Kazuto is really amazing at his age and he is able to perform Seiunchin. It will be really hard for some people to learn from a little kid and whose rank is lower. But I…