George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. New Summerfest Presenters!!! — June 7, 2015
  2. Summerfest 2015 — June 1, 2015
  3. Tim Horgan dead at 88 — May 29, 2015
  4. Silver Shoken Ring Arrived!!! — May 20, 2015
  5. Historic Superempi Interview & Demo — May 14, 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

Mar 02 2015

The End is Near?

Is the End Near? The Slow Extinction of the United States Traditional Japanese Sensei By Ray Hughes March 2015 The Japanese karate organization I belonged to for the first 25 years of my training career recently ended. After 50 years of existence and a once large organization, the doors closed. It had been in severe …

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Feb 23 2015

Uechi-ryu Karate Championship Series

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of Uechi-Ryu, I am happy to announce the anticipated Uechi-Ryu Karate Championship Series which our students have come to enjoy will resume this year 2015.  The anticipated dates are all Saturdays, April 11, June 13 and October 3.  I use the word anticipated because although the venue has approved these dates, …

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Feb 11 2015

Regional Uechi-ryu Workout

Hello Uechi Brothers and Sisters, I am happy to announce our first regional workout for the year 2015.  As always, I would like to invite all respectable Uechi-Ryu practitioners regardless of rank or organization.  The main objective is to bring our Uechi-Ryu family together for an invigorating workout and to familiarize each other with one …

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Feb 08 2015

IUKF and SCMAA promotional

The South China Martial Arts Alliance (SCMAA.net) held its first formal dantest since reorganization took place in 2014. President, Thomas Bentley and Chairman George Mattson headed up the test board for the yondan (4th degree black belt) Shitoryu and Okinawa Kobudo test of Kelly Saunders. At the same test, the International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation (IUKF) …

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Feb 08 2015

George Krob passes. . .

George Krob, an Air Force Sergeant was assigned to the Air Base at Kadena, Okinawa in 1960 and became a student of Uehara Saburo. It was Uehara who taught the Taiyoku Shodan (Taiyokoshodn) kata as a bridging kata in the Uechi system. Taiyoku Shodan was developed from the Goju Ryu system. Gojo Ryu is the closest …

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Feb 05 2015

sucker punches

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Feb 03 2015

Sign up today for WinterFest

Warm, Sunny and Snow Free Mount Dora, Florida  WinterFest is March 6 & 7th! Sign-up Today   My one and only reminder about this year’s Martial Arts WinterFest, being held in beautiful, warm and snow-free Mount Dora, Florida the weekend of March 6th and 7th (Friday and Saturday).Once again, we are expecting a stellar cast …

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Jan 11 2015

Bill Bauknecht Passes

The Uechi world lost one its most honorable and respected martial artist last night. 1/9/2015. Bill fought a gallant fight against Cancer for over nineteen years with the the same determination, strength and patience he put into everything he ever did. He was a close friend and will be greatly missed UPDATE:   Just in from …

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Dec 31 2014

Happy New Year!!!!

    “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ― Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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Dec 25 2014

Happy Holidays to All

Best wishes from George, Susan, Harley and Peanut!

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