George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. SummerFest 2015 — July 20, 2015
  2. Kata Performance Emphasis — July 14, 2015
  3. My Week in England! — July 11, 2015
  4. 2015 Juniorfest Saturday, Aug 8th — July 6, 2015
  5. Masters Celebration Update — July 6, 2015

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. Joe Lewis: R.I.P. — 3 comments
  5. 2014 SummerFest — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 13 2011

The “Reviews” section!

A couple years ago I had what I believed a great idea for this website – A book, video, movie, TVshow or whatever, review section. I asked one of our sites “regulars” to take on the role of editor and we got the segment off to a great start with contributions from the two of …

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Oct 13 2011

Masters Magazine interviews G.Mattson

In case you didn’t see this issue of Masters’ Magazine, check out George Mattson’s interview on http://issuu.com/gmattson . Masters Magazine is one of the few publications that focus on traditional martial arts. It is published quarterly along with a book of favorite interviews, selected by the editor. Check out the scanned copy of the original 1983 …

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Oct 12 2011

To all the golf balls in my life.

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty …

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Oct 10 2011

Forum Hot Topics

There are so many really interesting topics on our forums. Yet, because we are all so busy, they often go unread or appreciated. Do yourself a favor and take a couple minutes every day checking out the new topics and then review some of the older-but-fascinating topics that get buried. Not sure how many of …

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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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