Hanshi Patrick McCarthy
Koryu Uchinadi (KU) was founded by Hanshi Patrick McCarthy. Although KU was established in its current form by Hanshi McCarthy, its lineage can be traced back to the 19th century. It is a martial art which seeks to rediscover and study “old school” practices that existing in Okinawa before the development of modern karate. Its primary goal is to provide a systematized program of learning to teach self-defence skills. It provides methods to deal with “habitual acts of physical violence” (HAPV) which are commonly encountered ways in which civilians are physically assaulted by other civilians. As well as improving their self-defence skills, learners improve their physical fitness, become empowered to achieve goals which they may not have otherwise attempted, appreciate the role of ethics in martial arts and achieve a sense of tranquility.