George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. When the Dragon Whispers — July 26, 2014
  2. SummerFest Final Schedule for Friday! — July 20, 2014
  3. SummerFest Final Schedule for Saturday! — July 18, 2014
  4. Faith in Fish by David Finkelstein — July 14, 2014
  5. IUKF Chairman Henry Thom coming to SummerFest! — July 13, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Join us for Buzz Durkin’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! — 4 comments
  2. WinterFest 2014 – March 7th and 8th! — 3 comments
  3. Joe Lewis: R.I.P. — 3 comments
  4. 2014 SummerFest — 3 comments
  5. For IUKF Members — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 27 2011

Robb Buckland Seminar in Massachusetts

Hi All, Robb called me last week to say that he thought it was time for a return visit to the “Beasts” of Ayer. He and I have scheduled the next edition of Warrior Fitness for Saturday October 15th at 10:00.  This is open to all teens, adults and kickboxers!!!  If the last seminar was …

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Sep 24 2011

Congratulations Victor

Congratulations!! On September 18th, 2011, Victor Swinimer from the Bridgewater Uechi Ryu dojo, passed his Kumite test and was promoted to “National  Kumite Judge B”.  Victor has worked very hard to achieve this and deserves much recognition. Please congratulate him on his accomplishment. The clinic was a stunning success with about 40 participants from all …

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Sep 08 2011

Sifu Liu Seminar. . . October 15

Liu Chang’I Liu sifu is the lineage head of the Liu family Feeding Crane system (Shi He Quan), from Taiwan. Feeding Crane was brought to Taiwan in the early part of the 20th century, from Fuchow, China. The system has been passed down unchanged in the Liu family, and contains a complete and traditional curriculum, …

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Aug 26 2011

Justin Testa’s 2011 Renshi Paper

Justin Successfully tested for and received his 6th degree black belt in 2010. He was awarded his first gold stripe after qualifying and fulfilling the IUKF’s “Title” program in August, 2011.   The Journey Continues June 25, 2011 Justin Testa – Renshi Paper Over my 45 years of studying Uechi-ryu, there have been a number …

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Aug 26 2011

Rory Miller Seminar in Florida

“It is better to avoid than to run; better to run than to de-escalate; better to de-escalate than to fight; better to fight than to die.  the very essence of self-defense is a thin list of things that might get you out alive when you are already screwed”. -  From “Meditations on Violence ”Hosted by: …

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Aug 23 2011

PopMongoose Blog

I’m so very proud of my friends and students who are successful in life. Three of my Virtual Dojo students from New Hampshire. . . Max, Mia and Alex. . . who are just kids, are three of the most talented, imaginative and energetic individuals that I know. I just received the following email from …

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Aug 17 2011

New event for 2012 SummerFest

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM IUKF A NEW EVENT WILL BE ESTABLISHED FOR THE 2012 SUMMER FEST: SYNCHRONIZED KATA COMPETITION In an effort to allow our Uechi members the opportunity to display their technique and form, IUKF will sponsor this competition to any Uechi-Ryu dojo, or related Uechi-Ryu family of styles, to compete in this event. IUKF …

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Aug 16 2011

Impact testing Device – Great training tool!

This year’s SummerFest participants and teachers had an opportunity to test their punches and kicks on the new “Herman” impact training tool! The “reader” (handheld visual device or wireless computer program) can easily program any number of workouts – or as in  the SummerFest event, we simply created a challenge where competitors performed two kicks …

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Aug 10 2011

Words of wisdom from Joe Lewis!

Words Without Knowledge Are Noise “When you insult, disrespect, or attack others, it is a testament to your need to access undeserved recognition or attention you apparently were incapable of earning for yourself.” The true martial artist’s words or actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and accomplish more—thus, you become a …

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Aug 09 2011

Phil Porter passes

To the martial arts community: O’Sensei passed away at 2:30 P.M. today, Sunday August 7, 2011.  He was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the liver and pancreas.  He slipped into a coma Thursday morning and did not regain consciousness.  While I understand not everyone agreed with Phil, we all must recognize his contribution to Judo …

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