George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. Remember. . . Regional workout Notice! — April 21, 2014
  2. Feeding Crane Seminar With Liu Chang’I June 14 & 15, 2014, Boston, MA — April 21, 2014
  3. What “Can be” . . . when people work Together! — April 18, 2014
  4. “The Swordsman’s Handbook” — April 17, 2014
  5. News from India IUKF — April 7, 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. For IUKF Members — 2 comments
  5. Harry Benfield dies. . . — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 24 2010

Holiday greeting Newsletter from GEM

Uechi-ryu News November 25, 2010 Happy Holidays from George, Sue, Harley & Peanut… How time flies. Seems like I was writing last year’s holiday newsletter just a few weeks ago. Must have something to do with aging and enjoying life! Today Sue and I are joining friends for a Thanksgiving “Brunch” at a local resourt …

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Dec 23 2010

Its that time of year!

  To all our friends. . .   Have a very merry Christmas! From George, Susan, Harley & Peanut                    

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Dec 16 2010

Sensei Vinny visits Mount Dora

My children’s class really enjoyed 7th dan, Vincent Christiano’s visit last night (12/15/10). Vinny took the kids through a Sanchin kata, then went on to explain the five principles of Sanchin that make this unusual and unique kata so important in our system. Following the advanced class, Vinny agreed to perform his favorite kata for …

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Dec 15 2010

Another Archive Treasure!

This is the first instructional video tape made on Uechi-ryu and one of the first on any martial art system. For many years it was the most popular video and later, when converted to DVD, continued to be the most popular title in the Uechi store. When I decided to have the original tapes professionally …

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Dec 13 2010

More Archives. . . The VidMag Series

Virtual Dojo Information HERE Back in the mid 90s I got the idea that our karate association should communicate with our members more often and decided to publish a monthly video newsletter and mail it out to subscribers. Obviously this was before Facebook and way before the internet was something everyone could access. I purchased …

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Dec 08 2010

OKINAWA BBTV web site

Dear KARATE Lovers Thank you for checking our OKINAWA BBTV web site, “OKINAWA KARATE!” It introduces One of the oldest ryu-ha “Kojo-ryu”. One of the oldest ryu-ha, Kojo-ryu was established in 1392 when the best and the brightest Chinese called “Kume 36 families” came to Ryukyu kingdom and became a nationalized citizen of the country. …

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Dec 07 2010

More restored archive videos

I’ve been working very hard reworking the hundreds of archived films in my library. Since many of the films are of the seniors in Uechi-ryu, I’ve decided to start a series called the “Masters of Uechi-ryu”. In checking the many videos, I came across a really fascinating one and a half hour film taken in …

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Dec 03 2010

1985 WinterFest on Okinawa

Click on the “Pictures” gallery in the top frame and check out the latest video clips I’ve uploaded on WinterFest 1985, which was conducted on Okinawa. The first clips were taken during the training sessions and the last were of the All Okinawa Karate Championships. I put the tour together and over 100 participants came …

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Nov 27 2010

Proper Way to Check a Student in Sanchin

This is what I believe proper ‘testing’ should be like…. by Van Canna 1. The instructor first applies simple pressure to the nukite [3.] then strikes the fingertips with his palms. The instructor seeks to “feel the floor” when pressing down upon the student’s fingers.

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Nov 16 2010

It is official . . .

SummerFest 2011 will be held the first weekend in August, 2011! August 4 – 7th (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun) Note: Airfare on Jet Blue are very low right now. Susan and I booked our flight today! The hotels in the area are offering very reasonable rates for our group and if finances are a problem, …

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