Uechi Ryu Karate Board Breaking

Ryan Dean`s The Dojo, located in Largo, Florida, hosted a national Uechi-Ryu style Karate event. There was great training and here are some pics and a video of the  insane board breaking demo. These techniques takes years of dedication and practice to develop. Uechi Ryu iron body conditioning is actually healthy for bone health. These demos […]

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New Haven Uechi Ryu Koshukai was Incredible!

Sensei Bruce Tulgan hosted an amazing event with some outstanding karateka! The four day event, which began Thursday August 27, 2015 included two daily trainings followed by a test on Sunday. Uechi Ryu sessions were taught by several different karate masters. The first session was taught by Master Frank Gorman 9th degree Black Belt. He shared […]

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Pinellas County Karate Student Recognition

Father/Son Karate Team Recognized for Outstanding Achievement Ryan Dean’s The Dojo awarded Chamos and Aiden Dorrier the prestigious Sensei`s Outstanding Achievement award during the July belt graduation ceremonies. The dojo allows each of their teachers to pick a student who either shined the brightest or were the most improved to win the award. These two exceptional karate […]

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Kids Karate Classes Teach Life Skills

By Charles Fuller The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that sporting events provide the opportunity to teach children how to handle disappointment, competition, frustration and anger in a respectful manner. Modeling positive behaviors that are taught by coaches, parents and sporting officials encourages children to use the same tools to solve conflict in other areas of […]

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Martial Arts Train the Brain

Martial Arts Train the Brain! Everyone knows that exercise, such as Martial Arts is good for your body but do you know just how important it is for your mind? Exercise has been credited with being a possibly cure for many ailments, such as depression, memory loss and Parkinson’s. So here is a brief explanation […]

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National Uechi Ryu Karate Seminar | Video

Florida Uechi Ryu Seminar Great Turnout! Approximately 40 Students and teachers traveled from California, Massachusetts and other states to come together and share and learn new skills. Most participants were seasoned black belts with years of Uechi Ryu Karate training experience and some of whom had studied directly under 9th Dan, Master Ken Nakamatsu. The training […]

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Bootcamp vs Crossfit

Bootcamp vs Crossfit? That’s the question many people are asking themselves now when they are ready to take their fitness to another level. That was also the question I had to ask myself when I added a fitness only class at my martial arts school. I will share a few quick points and observations about each: Crossfit is a Branded Program with […]

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Health Benefits of Jumping Rope

Benefits of Jumping Rope? Too Many to Count! A jump rope workout uses all the major muscles of the body in a few fluid motions. Top athletes agree that you can realize immediate benefits of jumping rope starting with the very first workout: Coordination Agility Balance Speed Anaerobic Aerobic fitness Power Bone density Want to Burn […]

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The Dojo Student Competes in Open Grappling Tournament

Zach “Attack” Takes Second Place! The 2013 North American Grappling Association (NAGA) U.S. Open Grappling Tournament was held on July 6, 2013 at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort. I went there to coach Zach “Attack” Swain compete in his second Jujutsu tournament. As this was only his second competition, I knew this was going […]

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History of Uechi-Ryu Karate

Grandmaster Kanbun Uechi The founder of Uechi-Ryu was an Okinawan named Kanbun Uechi. He was born in 1877 to a family of samurai status, but since the occupation of Okinawa in the 1600’s by the powerful Satsuma clan from the island of Kyushu on mainland Japan, this status was taken away. The Uechi family turned to farming to […]

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