Uechi-Ryu Question

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Uechi-Ryu Question

Postby jason_srebnick » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:49 pm

Hello. First, thank you for providing this forum. This is my first post....

There is a traditional Uechi-Ryu school near where I live that I have the opportunity to train at. I was wondering if I could solicit opinions as to the health/longevity benefits one might acquire in this art compared to say YMAA White Crane or Tai Chi. (To be clear: I have no interest and do not want to start any sort of this style versus that style debate. Just curious on opinions.)

Does Uechi include Qi Gong, meditation and breath training? Any "internal" benefits?

Thank you so much in advance for your answers and insight.
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Postby John the Monkey mind » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:10 pm

Yes it is good for your health as far as it go's assuming the lessons are Traditional and the teacher knows their stuff.

The founder Kanbun Uechi lived to 71 which in that day and age was a good age sugesting he wasent damaging himself through training.

Its basses on Fujian kung fu so undoubtedly has a good internal and structural basses. Sanchin kata is very deep and a form of Qi Gong if done right. It also can generate a lot of power with the breath training in Sanchin. It will energise your body as it is a hard soft style in a similar way to white crane (probably derived from white crane but I think its a bit more hard?). The elements of hard Qi Gong will give you a strong durable body, kinda like an old medicine ball they used to use in school gyms.

You cant compare it to taiji it wont provide the same benefits and it wont prolong your life in the same way but you could also do Taiji as well. Okinawan karate is really cool when practised well and has presser point fighting and other high level skills to keep you occupied for ever.

Give the class a go but if it looks like sport its not what we were talking about above and has a different worth. Traditional martial arts are something else.

Traditional Uechi-ryū training. (Sanchin I love Sanchin both the kung fu versian and karate.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYaqnmBc ... re=related

Sport karate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x4TYVTm ... re=related

(I love the music in that clip, j pop for ever lol)

I prefer traditional and have no interest in sport. See what they teach then make your choice but get a good teacher bad teachers wast YEARS of your training. :)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:01 pm

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