George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. What a great SummerFest! — August 10, 2014
  2. When the Dragon Whispers — July 26, 2014
  3. SummerFest Final Schedule for Friday! — July 20, 2014
  4. SummerFest Final Schedule for Saturday! — July 18, 2014
  5. Faith in Fish by David Finkelstein — July 14, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. WinterFest 2015 – March 6th and 7th! — 4 comments
  2. Join us for Buzz Durkin’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! — 4 comments
  3. Joe Lewis: R.I.P. — 3 comments
  4. 2014 SummerFest — 3 comments
  5. New “Rank & Honors” Registry — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

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 a …

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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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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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