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Koryu Uchinadi is a synthesis and contemporary reinterpretation of those classical fighting arts handed down from later part of Okinawas old Ryukyu Kingdom.
Restored, revived and systemized by Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi 9th Dan, the legacy of Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu can be traced back to China’s Qing Period (1644–1911) Fujian Chinese-based quanfa (kenpo) practices haphazardly introduced and secretly cultivated in Okinawa, during the later part of the old Ryukyu Kingdom.
Originally pursued for its brutally effective defensive applications, Koryu Uchinadi is based on the Fujian Chinese-based quanfa (kenpo) disciplines of (1) Hsing (Kata); the original Chinese defensive paradigms vigorously embraced by men of wealth and position; (2) Qinna (Torite); techniques of seizing and controlling employed by local law-enforcement officials; (3) Shuai Chiao (Tegumi); an old Chinese-based method of clinching & grappling practiced by boys and young men of every age; (4) Tigwa; a plebeian form of percussive impact brought to the island from the Kingdom of Siam and (5) Buki-gwa; the art of weapons. These practices were synthesized with the existing local defensive practices and were constantly reinterpreted by law-enforcement authorities and like-minded enthusiasts over time.