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Steppenwolf
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Joined: 28 Jul 2019
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Location: NYS Capital Region

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended up choosing a closer dojo that isnt Uechi Ryu, but a dojo from a Seido background that is more self defense oriented. I spoke to one of the teachers for fifteen minutes or so, and discussed what I was hoping to learn. Then I attended a solo intro class, where I learned that there is bunkai even in the yoi at the beginning of a kata. I never knew that. Ive since been to one class a couple days ago, and I really have to work on pushups, as Im way out of shape! Had a great time training, and am going again tomorrow morning.
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aurik
KF Sempai
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
Posts: 313
Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steppenwolf wrote:
I ended up choosing a closer dojo that isnt Uechi Ryu, but a dojo from a Seido background that is more self defense oriented. I spoke to one of the teachers for fifteen minutes or so, and discussed what I was hoping to learn. Then I attended a solo intro class, where I learned that there is bunkai even in the yoi at the beginning of a kata. I never knew that. Ive since been to one class a couple days ago, and I really have to work on pushups, as Im way out of shape! Had a great time training, and am going again tomorrow morning.


To be honest, I chose Uechi-Ryu for two reasons: 1) location, (the dojo is about 5 minutes from my house), and 2) the CI -- I had enrolled my son about a year rprior (starting through his after-school care and later through the rec center), and the CI earned my respect, because he still makes a point to train with his instructors several times per year.

I hadn't specifically seen a bunkai for the "yoi" stance for any of our katas, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. The more I train, the more new interpretations I learn for our kata. Train hard and train well!.
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