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 Post subject: Greetings!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:20 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:41 am 
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Adrian. Thanks for the detailed information. I hope you will become a regular participant here.

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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:16 am 
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AAG wrote:
Hello All-

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?


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 Post subject: Re: Greetings!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:52 am 
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So we really are a hakka style then?[/quote]

The original art that Kanbun Uechi studied in China is still awaiting discovery. As most of us know, the common folklore/history is that he studied Tiger Fist Boxing from Fujian Provine. I do not know if this is valid or not. Uechi-Ryu bears a passing resemblence to many arts still practiced in Fujian today. In my mind it also has many similarites to Chow Gar, a form of Southern Praying Mantis Fist, a Hakka art. Chow Gar has a Sanchin form called Sam Bo Jinn, or three step arrow. Best regards.


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