George Mattson

Author's details

Name: George Mattson
Date registered: July 23, 2012
URL: http://uechi-ryu.com

Latest posts

  1. John Thurston Passes. . . — July 26, 2018
  2. Sensei John Bassett Passes — May 24, 2018
  3. Summerfest Masters Celebration . . . — May 8, 2018
  4. Shubukan Uechi-ryu Classic — April 12, 2018
  5. Peter McRae – R.I.P. — March 10, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Bill Bauknecht Passes — 6 comments
  2. WinterFest 2015 – March 6th and 7th! — 4 comments
  3. Join us for Buzz Durkin’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! — 4 comments
  4. Another Dear Friend Passes. . . — 3 comments
  5. New “Rank & Honors” Registry — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 26 2018

John Thurston Passes. . .

John Thurston, an Attorney and long-time resident of Marshfield, passed away on July 21, 2018 at the age of 72. John was a beloved husband and father and was a man of many interests. He achieved a 6th degree blackbelt in Uechi-Ryu Karate, and taught classes for many years.He was the beloved husband of Joan …

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May 24 2018

Sensei John Bassett Passes

Good Afternoon Sensei George Mattson,  I was tasked with forwarding this information to your attention Re: the passing of our Senior Sensei – John Bassett.  My Teacher Sensei Curtis Smart will be hosting a memorial service “Celebration of Life” for family friends Saturday May 26 at 1393 Pineapple Avenue, Eau Gallie, FL 32935 at 5 …

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May 08 2018

Summerfest Masters Celebration . . .

Click here for detailed Summerfest information Uechi-ryu is (or should be) a life-long activity. Our senior members take their roles in our Uechi-ryu community very seriously. They train in a healthful and intelligent manner as well and are proud to display their skills in front of their peers before accepting advanced ranks and before being …

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Mar 10 2018

Peter McRae – R.I.P.

The Uechi Ryu Karate Do family lost one of its most significant members on February 26, 2018 with the passing of Master Peter McRae. Peter was eloquently eulogized privately and publicly throughout the course of his wake and funeral. Rather than eulogize, I would like to pay tribute to a life truly well lived. Peter …

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Feb 20 2018

Harry Skeffington – Winterfest Presenter

Notice:  Notice to Winterfest Participants Friday’s party will be held at the Copacabana (Between Donnelly & Alexander st. 6PM.   Saturday’s party will be at the 1884 Restaurant in Eustis. 6PM. Thanks. BTW golf begins at 11am on Thursday. The old course at Mount Dora. Presenter: Harry Skeffington Seminar Name:  hojo undō is not a …

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Feb 17 2018

Summerfest Masters’ Celebration – Aug 3rd and 4th

I am very pleased and honored to report that Summerfest is now the official venue for master ranks (6-10 dan) in Uechi-ryu Karate for the Butokukai and IUKF. Summerfest has always been the favorite place to highlight the promotions of senior Uechi-ryu practitioners and now, with the new facilities, the master ranks can be recognized …

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Feb 08 2018

WinterFest 2018 Update

NOTICE:  Notice to Winterfest Participants Friday’s party will be held at the Copacabana (Between Donnelly & Alexander st. 6PM.   Saturday’s party will be at the 1884 Restaurant in Eustis. 6PM. Thanks. BTW golf begins at 11am on Thursday. The old course at Mount Dora. WinterFest – 2018  2018 Uechi-ryu WinterFest March 9, 10, 11th, …

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Dec 05 2017

Holiday Wishes

It’s that time of year again where we remember all the good people we have in our common training interest.  I’ve heard many say how elementary our system is when in truth, it is the most diverse system I know and I’ve studied a few. Straight and hard simplifies it’s intent where the target is …

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Nov 30 2017

Teaching Tips

Some of my students are looking in my Black Belt Test Guide by Sensei George Mattson and questioning some of the content.  Our discussions were mainly on the section of “time in grade”.  Seems every student and their mothers think their little ninja is an exceptional student.  If not, it’s the sensei’s fault and they will …

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