Joe Knight, Director
Meets West Shorin-Ryu Karate, Centreville, VA
the New Technique of the Week Archive Available at The SRKUSA
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Sensei Joe Knight, Director, Ueshiro East Meets West Karate Club.