My name is Adrian A. Gardner. I live in Allentown, PA, where I live with my wife, and two young sons. I work as a librarian for Trexler Library, the library for Muhlenberg College. I study Uechi-Ryu Karate under the tutleage of Stephen V. Drehobl, Yondan, a student of Kyoshi James Thompson, in Collegeville, PA. I have been training with Mr. Drehobl for nearly two years. I am an avid collector of martial arts books, and my collection spans three languages-chinese, english, and japanese. Most recently I acquired the 1977 Uechi-Ryu Kyohan-truly a wonderful, and comprehensive work! I am enamored of Uechi-Ryu Karate, and on a related note, of all those arts hailing from Fujian that have a form of Sanchin within their practice, including the Hakka arts. I have studied Japanese Karate-Washin-Ryu under Master Hidi Ochiai, and Shaolin Kempo Karate under Sigung Edward "Rudy" Duncan.
So we really are a hakka style then?