Kyoshi's Technique of the Week


Technique of the Week (April 26th, 2009)

From Sensei Joe Knight, Director

Ueshiro East Meets West Shorin-Ryu Karate, Centreville, VA


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Utilize the New Technique of the Week Archive Available at The SRKUSA Web Page

The SRKUSA web site has a new link to allow Deshi to quickly find and display approximately 561 Techniques and Thoughts of the Week posted since September 16th,1997 (When Kyoshi Robert Scaglione posted the first in a series of Kyoshi Weekly Technique Bulletins). The information is now sorted by the date posted and the technique/thought subject.

I highly recommend that SRKUSA deshi take the time to reacquaint themselves with techniques/thoughts posted by Hanshi, Kyoshi, Shihan, and Senior Deshi- including those who are greatly missed, but still with us in spirit. The link can be found right under the Technique of the Week area of the SRKUSA Web page or at: http://www.shorinryu.com/thought.librarya/oldtechb.htm.
The page is still under construction (I am finishing the 2003/2002 entries), but is ready now for Deshi perusal

Also be sure to utilize All SRKUSA training resources that Hanshi, Kyoshi Seeger, and Shinden have put great effort into making available to Us:

Books-

Master Nagamine's "Essence of Okinawan Karate Do"- Every technique and foot movement associated with Matsubayashi Ryu kata is documented clearly with pictures and graphics. Master Nagamine's philosophy on Karate Do & Zen is explained in the opening chapters. All serious students should have this book as reference material.

Hanshi Scaglione's "SRKUSA Question & Answer Book" (Red Book) contains a wealth of history associated with SRKUSA shinden and kata. Fukyugata Sandan is also clearly illustrated. Waza and striking points are discussed. Sensei William Cummins has provided beautiful graphic illustrations of all Kata techniques. Green belts and below should be utilizing this resource to supplement their dojo training

Hanshi Scaglione's " Building Warrior Spirit" (Green Book). Hanshi investigates and explains the precepts of Gan (eyes/concentration) Soku (footwork) Tan(den) (courage) and Riki (strength/power). Training exercises to develop/foster these precepts are provided. The green book also contains Hanshi's recollections of Karate Do being utilized in real life situations. Hanshi's NYPD experiences/stories illustrate how Karate Do can "win" in dangerous situations without a punch being thrown! Brown belts and above should be utilizing this resource to supplement their dojo training

DVDs

Kyoshi Seeger has produced first class instruction videos for all Ueshiro SRKUSA kata. Every student should at least have the kata video for the Kyu Rank (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) they are training for.

The Kata 2000 Reference Guide (all Kata/Weapons/Pre-arranged Fighting) is available in both Video and CD, and must be acquired by all advanced ranks.

Kyoshi Seeger also has available the following video productions:

-Master Ueshiro demonstrating Bo kata and Fukyugata Nidan kata

-The 1989 Reference Guide which contain SRKUSA Shinden and Deshi performing all kata, demonstrating advance body conditioning drills, and kata bunkai demonstrations.
- The 1993 30th Anniversary Demonstration & Promotion

In summary, The Deshi of Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Do are blessed with a wealth of training resources to use as inspiration. Master Nagamine and Hanshi are accomplished authors, Kyoshi Seeger is an Emmy Award winning television producer, and our website has the archive of all online instruction produced since 1997.

Move forward in this new year and utilize these resources!

Domo Arigato-

Sensei Joe Knight, Director, Ueshiro East Meets West Karate Club.