Student Resources

Enrolled students may find the following links useful for at-home revision.  They are videos of some of our basic drills presented by Koryu Uchinadi practitioners from around the world. Heishu Waza (impacting drill) solo practice     |     2-person flow-drill Kaishu Waza (open-hand impacting drill) solo practice   … Continue reading

Why Koryu Uchinadi?

KU Montage - Temporary until I take some better pictures

I first met Hanshi Patrick McCarthy in the mid 90’s at a gasshuku in Hamilton, where he was teaching application principles of Naifunchun Kata (also familar to some as Naihanchi or Tekki) to a seminar group consisting of guests from around 5 different styles.  And here’s the thing that really … Continue reading


Hello and welcome to the official website of The Hamilton Koryukan (formerly Kobukan Martial Arts). We have been training children, teens and adults in Hamilton for more than 20 years. Our Dojo (gym) is situated centrally in Rifle Range Road Hamilton (see the map under the Contact page).  We teach … Continue reading

Martial Arts for Older Adults

Regular training in Karate is an ideal exercise, that gives your body benefits you can’t afford to lose regardless of age. It can lower your blood pressure, slow your respiratory rate, improve your mood, relieve insomnia, enhance your flexibility and increase the flow of oxygen throughout your body. The exercises … Continue reading