Friday, October 8, 2010

Master Uechi Kanei Performing Sanchin

I have never really looked at the digital clips of Uechi Kanei online until recently. When I looked at this clip I thought, this is what I see all the time in our dojo from our Dans and some 1 Kyus. Granted there are some differences, but I would imagine that a lot of them are due to this clip was probably made for slower, demonstration purposes.

My Sensei, Nestor Folta, studied under the direct tutelage of Uechi Kanei for five years in Okinawa. I can see the how he learned from Uechi Kanei. I feel pretty good that we are learning Sanchin the way it’s supposed to be done in Uechi-ryu. Though I still have a long way to go.

Here then is a sample of what you may see in our dojo on any given day.

1 comment:

  1. I believe it to be of great benefit to view these films of the masters at work. It must be a great privilege to be taught by a direct student of the founder.
    I have recently researched Martial Arts from around the world and Uechi-ryu has a great story. Developed directly by one man from his time in the Fujian province of China. Sanchin plays a large part in the styles of Kung Fu from that province e.g. Fujian White Crane and Five Ancestors.
    Please see my website for more info.


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