I had the privilege and honor of training with Sensei a few years back when my best friend was a student at the academy. I was a guest for a class session. When I first walked in, I felt nervous like most people do for the first time. But I feel that that is the biggest battle for all people is walking through a dojo's doors for the first time. But that quickly went away, because I felt the spirit and the power the students and the sensei had. I never once felt like I didn't belong because I was from another school. This dojo is the real deal! I still remember all the great changes I learned from the academy. Unfortunately, I live many, many states away from Massachusetts. But I hope to one day return and learn from sensei again. I would recommend this dojo to anyone. Prepare to work strong, and work hard!
You have found the Best of the Best ! If you are looking for Okinawan Karate in its truest form, Uechi-Ryu Karate Academy is the place! The Dojo has been called a Monastery on Memorial Drive due to its original forms of Uechi-Ryu Karate. I have studied with Sensei for many years, watching his love, commitment and passion grow endlessly for anyone that he comes in contact with. A true experience once you walk through the doors of this Dojo. If you are seeing development of the mind, body or spirit, seek no further... You don't have to travel to Okinawa to experience Karate in its truest form, you have just found it!
"All is in Sanchin"
Sensei is amazing! We are so happy to have been a part of this Dojo family for over a year. My children have grown tremendously from being a part of this program. If you are interested in Karate you should definitely stop into the Dojo!
Attended the academy as a kid , great people , great memories , and great training
C. Scott jr.
This dojo is my kids' home away from home. Sensei is a wonderful teacher and a truly compassionate human.
Very traditional to the reality of the whole essence of traditional UECHI-RYU KARATE 100%
My son has been going there for about 2 years. He's the highest ranking kid in the class, and the Sensei is outstanding. He works on making sure they understand. It's not just about the movement, it's about the mental aspect. He teaches them to focus and forget about themselves. He takes great pride in the kids. He is business, but he does make it enjoyable. I'm proud my son goes to Uechi-Ryu!
Uechi-Ryu Karate Academy
52 Gladdu Avenue - Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA 01020