"The short successes that can be gained in a brief time and without difficulty, are not worth much."-Henry Ford
Uechi-ryu is one of the three original Karate styles originating in Okinawa, the home of Karate. Uechi-ryu is a no nonsense system utilizing hand strikes and low kicks for excellent self defense applications. Uechi-ryu is one of the few systems that have not been "watered" down to make a dollar. It's blackbelts study an average of 8-12 years to achieve their rank in this system. It is one of the most respected and hard earned black belts in the world today. Through the dedication and hard work to achieve the goal lies most of the qualities which people respect and parents want for their children.
The day you or your child earn that belt, will be one of the greatest of their life.
We're here to see that happen.
Sensei Fred Channell has been training in the arts for over 33 years. he holds the rank of 6th degree black belt in Karate. He competed actively in Judo for several years, Competing in the 2001 ,2002 ,2003 Baystate Games. Sensei Fred placed 3rd in Black Belt Masters forms in the Uechi-ryu World Championships and 2nd in weapons. He also placed second in Forms at the Baystate Karate Championships. In 2008 he earned an Iaido blackbelt in Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu a 450 year old sword system. He is a certified Senior Instructor, and a certified tournament official. He holds a Massachusetts Teachers certificate, and will soon earn his Masters Degree in Education. He has been trained in teaching students with special needs and those learning English as a second language. He is the only Karate Instructor in the area who has these teaching skills. This allows him to support the system used in the schools, and create a more well rounded student.
Hingham Karate has been an important part of the community since 2001.
…is stronger physically and mentally, she has gained confidence and knowledge of how to battle with her (older) sisters.
….feels he is learning how to defend himself and that it makes him stronger.
…..has learned to listen better and concentrate. He looks forward to karate each week.
.....Builds confidence. Displays ongoing interest. Wants to improve and progress.
……. has learned discipline and has gained confidence in herself.
....... The study of martial arts has benefitted …… by showing him what commitment and balance are. He has become dedicated to doing his best in Karate, school and other sports.