My name is Mike, Here is a bit about me
I started training Uechi Ryu at about 15yo and did so for about 5 years. Its been about 15 years since I stopped training Uechi Ryu full time. I try to keep up with a weekly Sanchin but that’s about all I have done for the most part. I had a green belt with a brown stripe but do not know what kyu It was. I only remember 7 belt ranks under black so it either wasn’t a 10 kyu system or I have forgotten the other belts. The last kata I was learning was Daini Seisan.
I started my training with sensei Don Quinty in St.Petersburg, FL and later started training with sensei Mike Biddle (sp?) In Largo, FL. For almost a year I worked out 2 days a week with each (Any contact info from others that have trained under or with either of them would be great!)
I’m now 35 and feel I’m in a place where I’d like to start training again. The bad news is I now live in Nashville, TN where there is no Uechi Ryu dojo to be found. And my love of the Uechi Ryu makes it hard to start another style. I’m looking for others in the Nashville area wanting to workout and hope to start training full time again.