Uechi-Ryu

Uechi-Ryu is a traditional style of Okinawan Karate. Uechi-Ryu means “Style of Uechi” or “School of Uechi”. Originally called Pangai-noon, which translates to English as “half-hard, half-soft”, the style was renamed Uechi-Ryu after the founder of the style, Kanbun Uechi, an Okinawan who went to Fuzhou in Fujian Province, China to study martial arts and Chinese medicine when he was 19 years old.
After his death, in 1948, the style was refined, expanded, and popularized by Kanbun Uechi’s son, Kanei Uechi.

Kanbun Uechi (1877-1948)
Kanbun Uechi (1877-1948)
Kanei Uechi (1911-1991)
Kanei Uechi (1911-1991)

 

 

Uechi-Ryu Kata