Uechi-Ryu, one of the three main styles of Karate in Okinawa, was transmitted from China to Japan by Master Kanbun Uechi, faithfully preserving all its philosophy and the form of the performances. However, there are not many Masters who have such an impeccable and long career as Gustavo Gondra, Karate and Kobudo 8th Dan, President of the World Uechi Ryu Karate Do and Kobudo Organization, and one of the best Referees of Traditional Karate at international level. He received from Sensei Kanei the representation of the Style for Argentina, as well as the 4th Dan, and he was a direct student of S. Takamiyagui, 9th Dan, Y. Arakaki, 9th Dan and currently of Sinju Gushi, 9th Dan, all of them Grand Masters of the original Association of the Style, whose president was Sensei Kanei Uechi until his death. With him, we will study Hojo Undo (set of basic techniques which form the Kata), Hojo Undo Bunkai, San Chin Kata and Kitae, Kyu Kumite (prepared drills for attack and defense), Se San (5th Kata of the style) and Bunkai, Kote Kitae (strengthening techniques), San Se Ryu (3rd Kata) and Free Techniques included in the forms of Uechi Ryu, one of the most respected styles of the Martial Tradition of Karate Do.
- Languages included in DVD: English, Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Français
Gustavo Gundra Sensei’s instructional Uechi Ryu DVD provides an excellent overview of the karate style. The DVD provides clear instruction of the basic exercises and yaksoku kumite, both as a solo training exercise, as well as for partner practice. Lastly, The DVD provides a good overview of the original kata of Uechi Ryu. This is of value to someone new to the style.