Chairman: Robert (Bob) Campbell | Vice Chairman: Jay Salhanick | Official Rep. & Amb.: Bill Ng (HK & Macau)
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.:: Our Direction ::.
  Uechi Ryu International Karate-Do Association (Hong Kong Branch), also known as: Uechi International (HK Branch), we focus on the concept of Okinawa Karate - Self-Defense for the Basic and Final target of our training in Budo.

  Our course will be mainly focused on practicing Uechi Ryu Karate-Do, and we also concern about the Balance development of Mind, Body & Spirit, in order to fit in with the proper attitude of being a Traditional Karate-Ka.

  The Culture of our Dojo:  Respect each other, Overcome the ego, Non-competitive & Unaggressive.  It aims to maintain a peaceful and friendly relationship among the members, as well as to maintain a healthy and good learning atmosphere & environment of the dojo.

  The Jiyu Kumite practice in our dojo(s) will be mainly the Soft (semi-contact) Kumite, which pursues the Balance of Safe & Practical.
* We are open-minded, and we practice step by step. If a member who has any physical reasons, and not wishes to participate in some parts of training, he or she may feel free to communicate with the Instructor.

.:: The Features of Uechi Ryu Karate ::.
  The Uechi Ryu Karate is one of the Three Major Styles (Goju Ryu, Uechi Ryu, Shorin Ryu) of Okinawa Karate, and it was formerly named 流唐手術.  Uechi Ryu is transformed from the source of Southern Chinese Martial Arts, which combines the colorful and lifeful elements of "Dragon, Tiger, Crane" uniquely, and focuses on the concepts of "Natural Hard & Soft" (硬軟自在), as well as "Piercing Eyes and Fast Hands" (眼精手捷).

  The Uechi Ryu Karate emphasizes the Short Hands techniques for Close quarter range, which is good at the Kung Fu of Fingers, Palms, Shoken (小拳突), Uraken (裏拳), Tettsui (鉄槌), Hiji zuki (肘突), Sokusen geri (足先蹴).  It is also good at applying the control skills as a practical concept of Street Smarts.  According to the story told by Sensei Kenwa Mabuni (the founder of Japanese Shito Ryu), Sensei Kanbun Uechi (the founder of Uechi Ryu) described that 流 referred to the rapid speed in its style.

  Apart from learning the Self-Defense, the Uechi Ryu practitioners could strengthen their body & willpower, and keep their mind healthy during the years of practice.

.:: Course details ::.
[Kihon exercises]
  - Uechi Ryu system: Junbi Undo, Hojo Undo.

  - Patches: Ido Kihon (Karate), Stretching exercise, Plyometric training, Cool down exercise.

[Kata & Bunkai]
  - Uechi Ryu system: Sanchin, Kanshiwa, Kanshu, Seichin, Seisan, Seiryu, Kanchin, Sanseiryu.

  - Okinawa systems: Fukyugata Ichi, Fukyugata Ni.

  - Kobudo: Shushi no Kon Sho, Shushi no Kon Dai, Chatan Yara no Sai, Yaraguwa no Tonfa.

[Body conditioning]
  - Uechi Ryu system: Kote-kitae, Tai-kitae (Mune & Hara), Kashi-kitae, Ashi-kitae.

[Yakusoku Kumite]
  - Uechi Ryu system: Kyu Kumite, Dan Kumite.

[Units design]
  - Other patches: Kinetic training, Real Time concepts & applications, Close quarter Short Hands techniques, Self-defense, Soft (semi-contact) Kumite... etc.

.:: Ranks Examination ::.
[Okinawa Uechi Ryu Karate - 10 Ranks system]

10 Kyu - White

   * Automaticity.
9 Kyu - White Belt Green I stripe
8 Kyu - White Belt Green II stripes
7 Kyu - White Belt Green III stripes
6 Kyu - White Belt Green 6 inched stripe
5 Kyu  - Green Belt
4 Kyu - Green Belt Brown I stripe

   * Around 3 to 4 months per exam;

   10 Kyu (White)
-> 4 Kyu (Green Belt Brown I stripe),
   around 1.5 to 2 years.
3 Kyu - Brown Belt Black I stripe
2 Kyu - Brown Belt Black II stripes
1 Kyu - Brown Belt Black III stripes

   * Around 4 to 6 months per exam;

   4 Kyu (Green Belt Brown I stripe)
   -> 1 Kyu (Brown Belt Black III stripes),
   around 1 to 1.5 year(s).

* The requirements of ranks examination (Kyu / color belts) shall be determined by the Instructor, according to the individual case of each student.

Passing candidates will be awarded belt upgrade and certificate;
10 Kyu (White) -> 1 Kyu (Brown Belt Black III stripes), around 2.5 to 3.5 years.

** The Black belts (Dan) examination will be recommended to the Master Senseis by our Official Representative for additional arrangement;
1 Kyu (Brown Belt Black III stripes) ->  Black Belt Shodan  , around 0.5 to 1 year.

上地流国際唐手道協会(香港支部),簡稱: 上地流国際(香港支部)
Uechi Ryu International Karate-Do Association (Hong Kong Branch), also known as: Uechi International (HK Branch)