Uechi-Ryu Karate
Springfield, MA

Welcome to Uechi-Ryu Karate Academy

Welcome to Uechi-Ryu Karate Academy located in Chicopee, MA now accepting students in the Springfield, MA area.  Learning this martial art is a way to develop self-confidence in your life.  Seek harmony of your mind, body and spirit through centering and healthful exercises throughout your life.  Learn what men and women old and young have known for centuries in China and Japan.  Learn from teachers who themselves have studied for decades and have successfully incorporated the knowledge into their daily lives.

What Are The Benefits of Studying at

Uechi-Ryu Karate Academy?

Study under a certified master teacher aided by black belt instructors

Development of the total SELF with:

  • Self Defense

  • Self Confidence

  • Self Discipline

  • Self Mastery

Individualized instruction program

Deep Physical Conditioning producing:

  • Power

  • Speed

  • Grace

  • Endurance

Harmony of mind, body and spirit

What is Uechi-Ryu Karate?

Uechi-Ryu Karate is an oriental art, a science of self-defense and a philosophy of life.  The student of Uechi-Ryu uses no artificial form of weaponry to perform this unique method of self-defense.  Instead, he or she develops the natural weapons of their body.  A student's feet, elbows and hands are transformed into silent weapons that can respond with lighting speed and power.  After only a few short months, the karate student finds a more meaningful reason for study, self-mastery and complete harmony.  Uechi-Ryu Karate is a life long pathway to achieve and maintain physical health, mental calmness and spiritual growth.

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Uechi-Ryu Karate Academy

(413) 534-4740  |

52 Gladdu Avenue - Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA 01020

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Uechi-Ryu Karate Sensei Wasielewski

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Sensei Wasielewski

Sensei Wasielewski

Sensei Wasielewski is certified in Okinawa, Japan, as a certified master and certified master teacher and has studied Uechi-Ryu Karate for over 50 years.  Through karate and his involvement with local monasteries, Sensei Wasielewski developed a spiritual understanding of life.

Kyushiki Kai Karate Do Association
The Kyushiki Kai Karate Do Association was established in 1995 to emphasize this aspect of martial arts through "centering" training.  Kyushiki Kai means "old style."  The original basis for all martial arts was spiritual development and self defense. 

Studied Under:

Grand Master - Kanei Uechi
Master - Tsutomu Nakahodo
Master - Kiyohide Shinjo

President and Board Chairman

The Kyushiki Kai Karate Do Association


Uechi-Ryu Karate Academy


52 Gladdu Avenue - Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA 01020