There are guys in new england that actually do KARATE with their Uechi Ryu. Gary Khoury for one.
Then there is that group that trained with the Shotokan tournament guy.
Did you know that Khoury Sensei studied with Nakahodo Sensei?
Did you know that the "Shotokan tournament guy" trains his students for sport
competition? Great stuff, BTW. I know good sport karate when I steal it.
What's your point, Tony? Why do you get upset when someone else finds merit in a certain practice? I happen to appreciate all that Khoury Sensei and Perry Sensei do. I do the same plyometric exercises they train. George brought me over to Gary's dojo where we sweated back and forth across the floor doing leaps and bounds and lunges.
I also happen to appreciate the art of self defense that Khoury Sensei's instructor, Nakahodo Sensei, does so well.
As Gary himself says, "It's all good."
Then how come most Uechi people i've seen turn blue in the face and can't hardly survive a single 3-minute round of sparring, and LIGHT sparring at that???? So much for efficiency.
Great segue, Tony. The check's in the mail.
Come to camp this weekend, and take part in the first FireDragon fitness challenge.
* Max push-ups in a minute
* Max chin-ups in a minute
* Max sit-ups in a minute
* Max standing broad jump
* Max squats in a minute, followed by...
* A one-mile run.
Show Tony what you're REALLY made of - or not.