AE Moores wrote:years now and all of about 5% of our training has been anything to do with tournaments. We work kihon, kata, basic human mechanics, but everyone in the Uechi world only know him for his tournament training.
Hi Andrew, thanks for chiming in. It's been a long time so forgive me for not remembering Ron Sensei's name. If you'll remember, I flew up there to attend you guys pre-tourney sparring seminar with Gary K and your Sensei Steven Perry. I thouroughly enjoyed this seminar and at the time, it was exactley what I needed. But as you said, no one where I trained was interested in what I brought back from New England because, well... "Thats not Uechi". Your guys training regiment had a tremendous impact on me and I ultimately gravitated towards a similiar method of training.
Of course, once I got those gloves you reccomended, it was all over!!!!!!
I still have that pair and man, they served me well... they are about ragged out now but I still put them on once in a while and go at it with my buddies on Saturday mornings.
Please give your Sensei my regards and also my thanks for helping me push my karate training into a more positive direction.