"By 1985, twenty years of training in traditional martial arts [TMA] had left me rather frustrated by its rule-bound practices, inflexible rituals and cultural ambiguity. It wasn’t that I disliked TMA or wanted to leave it but I could no longer accept its modern interpretation of ritualized practices [i.e. kata, hyung, xing – classical choreographed routines/forms/patterns]. Consequently, I began to search for a teacher, a style, or even an organization that could teach me the original and more functional combative application practices in a rational, coherent and systematized manner. Specifically, I was looking for someone who could -
While there was certainly no shortage of excellent practitioners everywhere I looked, I found no trace of such teachings anywhere in Japan or Okinawa! Dissatisfied, I began to cross train. Cross training opened many new doors of opportunity while providing valuable insights about both training and life that I had never before realized. Based upon this experience I was compelled to make my own deductions, which gradually resulted in the establishment of the HAPV-theory [Habitual Acts of Physical Violence] and two-person drill concepts. Such findings ultimately lead me to discover lost practices and the essence of what the ancient masters taught, and ultimately pioneer the development of Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu.”
| #1.Use realistic acts of physical violence as a contextual premise from which to improve my skills rather than continue to depend upon the rule-bound reverse punch scenarios, etc.
#2. Teach prescribed, yet practical/functional, defensive templates through which the original habitual acts of physical violence could be recreated and effectively negotiated.
#3. Reveal how such prescribed templates [i.e. the mnemonic rituals which make up the classically choreographed routines] not only culminated the lessons already imparted but, when linked together, clearly offered something greater than the sum total of their individual parts.#4. Clearly identify and demonstrate where these prescribed mnemonics exist in the classical-based choreographed routines [handed down in TMA] and how they’re linked back to the habitual acts of physical violence.
Like my teachers before me, so too have I carried on the tradition of seeking out various instructors over the forty years I've practiced and studied martial arts. Much of what I teach today [Koryu Uchinadi] comes from the years of study directly under the watchful eyes of mentors like Richard Kim (Hanshi 9th dan) and Kinjo Hiroshi (Hanshi 9th dan). The photos and illustrations on this page, and on the next, are an informal photographic presentation of my lineage produced for the purpose of providing KU students, supporters of the IRKRS, and curious onlookers, the far-reaching sources from which my eclectic/progressive experience comes. I am presently ranked Hanshi 8th dan under Kinjo Hiroshi, but have also earned formal yudansha licenses in Sugino-ha Kobudo, Iai, and Jujutsu and have a teacher's license in 5-Animal style quanfa from the Canadian Karate/Kungfu Association [David Chong].