George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. SummerFest Final Schedule for Friday! — July 20, 2014
  2. SummerFest Final Schedule for Saturday! — July 18, 2014
  3. Faith in Fish by David Finkelstein — July 14, 2014
  4. IUKF Chairman Henry Thom coming to SummerFest! — July 13, 2014
  5. David Hunt Joins the “Presenters” for SummerFest — July 9, 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

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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Nov 14 2010

2010 World Championship in Argentina.

Today was the first day of the 2010 World Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Rengokai Championship in Argentina. With the participation of 800 competitors signed up, in the categories of Kata Kobudo and Karate Kata. Sensei Carlos Ciriza (Uechi-ryu Kenyukai) led a team of 5 competitiors representing Uechi-ryu: 1. Jorge Ortega, kata category Danes over 40 …

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Oct 31 2010

Master Ruan Dong RIP

I’m sorry to report that one of the original 1984 delegation from China that attended my Summer Camp on Thompson Island, passed away. A friend sent me an e-mail saying that he died last month (I’m assuming September) after a lengthy battle with stomach cancer. I clearly remember the many hours spent with him and …

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Oct 28 2010

Uechi-ryu for a lifetime!

Good day George, I wanted write this e-mail to thank you for signing a copy of your book that I bought last winter for my son Alex; it was a great surprise for him and it meant a lot that it was signed from you to him.  The timing of the book  was a good …

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Oct 17 2010

BUILDING YOUR OWN DOJO ?

BUILDING YOUR OWN DOJO ? by Renshi Graham Moughton Three years ago I decided that it was time to build my own private dojo, several reasons why. Firstly the recession was on the horizion and I needed to reduce my overheads. Secondly and most imporntantly I needed my own space to work and teach in after 35 …

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Oct 15 2010

2011 SummerFest update

2011 SummerFest update Great news! The 2011 SummerFest will be held at the Plymouth JunglePlex, a 60,000 SF facility with all the room we will ever need! Best news. . . we will be able to get the original SummerFest dates: August 4th,5th,6th and 7tth (1st weekend in August) Watch the home page for more …

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