Shai Hai - Martial arts and Self Defense Expert eng sub

Uploaded by shaihainoon on 14.10.2012

Shai Hai Dojo, Israel uechi ryu is a Chinese/Okinawan fighting style
with emphasis on real life self-defense. the movements in the style are very sharp
and very short, which makes it easy to penetrate the defense of even the strongest of opponents.
generally speaking the philosophy of the style states that you can achieve anything you set
your mind to and that nothing is impossible. the movements of the style in a changes from
one opposite to another in very fluent way, for example soft movement - hard movement,
slow movement - fast movement, the style emphasis striking to small vital points using small
radius strikes such as one knuckle punch in contrary to other styles who are hitting hard
and big areas of the body uechi ryu combines 3 styles of kung fu, the
crane, the tiger, and the dragon. the breaking demonstration you see here are
not a part of the styles curriculum, it is only a test of endurance, we do it in demonstrations
and sometimes in tests to check or show the practitioner's level of body conditioning,
balance, power of the stance, muscle and tendons tightness and mental state.
it takes many years of hard work and conditioning, of course in the first years we don't break
nothing on anyone or hit them. like most young kids in Israel, in the beginning
I started learning judo and taekwondo, then when I got a little but older I arrived to
shai hai dojo, and after my first class there I knew immediately it was the place for me.
I heard about shai hai's dojo from a rumor, someone told me about this place I have to
see, I arrived there one Friday after noon and watched the training, then and there I
realized that this is where I want to learn my story begins when I was 6 and had been
attacked and abused by a few local bandits, the town council sent me to learn martial
arts on their expense. I started studying an Israeli fighting style
and self-defense for a few years until I reached the age of 18, then I flew to my teacher's
teacher in the US, Richard retzkoff. in exchange for his teachings I helped around his house,
shoveled snow and chopped wood for the fire place.
after 7 years of hard training at the Israeli self-defense art I flew to Okinawa to find
the greatest karate master of the uechi ryu style. I searched for him and told him I have
seen him on TV and heard about him and that it is my dream to be his student. he immediately
said no. "we do not accept new student" he told me. but I didn't give up, for three days
I came to his house with small gifts and fruits as offers and bagged him to teach me ,every
time he looked out the window he saw me there .
"ok, I'll give you one chance, come to the dojo tonight with your karate uniform and
I'll see what are you worth." he eventually said.
I would finish my training session at 12 pm go home take a shower have a small meal and
go to sleep, 5:30 am I wake up to a new day of hard training.
my dream and my ambition, the thing that motivated me and make me tick, this is what I go to
sleep for and wake for. I want this style to grow and spread in Israel and around the
world. karate is much more than a sport; it's a way
of life. it completely changes the way you act, react
to difficult situations, all these thoughts that you have in your mind that tell you can't
do something, in this dojo, in this style you learn day by day to destroy them.
it's far beyond punching and kicking, it's an away to observe the world throe compassion.
you must walk the way to understand this. we are violent creatures by nature and if
we take the aggressions out in the dojo in a controlled manner, in our everyday life
we become much more easy going!