George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. What “Can be” . . . when people work Together! — April 18, 2014
  2. “The Swordsman’s Handbook” — April 17, 2014
  3. News from India IUKF — April 7, 2014
  4. News from Cuba Uechi-ryu Dojo — April 3, 2014
  5. More Archives discovered — March 27, 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 28 2009

Harry Benfield dies. . .

Dear George Apologies for being the bearer of bad news but Harry died, last month, after a long term illness stretching over 5 years known as Pick’s disease (a severe form of alzheimers). Before that he spent the last 15 years teaching with a small group of loyal students with which he continued to train in a very …

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Dec 18 2009

Strength and Power

The Difference between Strength and Power In the Martial Arts Strength is raw, unfiltered, relatively unfocused ability to move other objects. Strength training involves some technique, but does not take high-level refinement into consideration For the individual, strength has a sunset, after which it will wane.  Power, based on core principles, core use, relaxation, understanding, …

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Dec 03 2009

See you all in a week!

Just a note to let everyone know I’ll be out-of-touch for a week, starting Friday. IUKF is conducting a dan test in Bermuda and David Berndt and I are leaving our cell phones and computers home for the duration. I’ll be updating the WinterFest site in two weeks, but if you want to take advantage …

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Nov 20 2009

Uechi’s China Link

Uechi-ryu practitioners are indeed very fortunate to have someone of Darin Yee’s ability willing to share his experiences in Chinese martial arts with us, helping us all understand the history and connection our Uechi-ryu has with China. . . the originators of the roots and core methods of our style. Darin has been reluctant to …

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Nov 02 2009

WinterFest

WinterFest, 2010 Thursday, February 25… golf: Join me and my Florida friends for a round of golf at the beautiful Mount Dora Golf Club. We will have extra clubs for those who don’t wish to bring their clubs. Friday, February 26…Uechi-ryu karate and Okinawa weapon seminars. We are expecting a large turnout this year, including many …

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Oct 11 2009

Conflict Continuum Seminar

Highly Recommended!!! If you are going to be in or near Florida On October 17th, January 30 (2010), March 20th or May 15, be sure to make plans to attend Rick Liebespach’s four part series focusing on Upright Fighting, Grappling, Ground Work, Weapons and Lessons of a Lifetime. The first seminars in this series will …

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Oct 08 2009

Invitation to test your Uechi-ryu!!!

I was asked to post this article by Darin Yee. . . A senior Uechi-ryu practitioner/teacher and Board member of IUKF. By now, most of you know my position regarding “reality” vs “art” as it relates to running a dojo, but in case you haven’t read any of my books or articles, I believe that …

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Sep 09 2009

Towards a Dynamic Sanchin Stance

Towards a Dynamic Sanchin Stance by David Mott Grandmaster Kanei Uechi and Ryuko Tomoyose checks Tim Horgan’s Sanchin Sanchin stance is a brilliant stance.  It protects the inside surfaces of our legs, helps to protect our groin from upward sweeping kicks, helps to protect our knees from being damaged by an outside kick, guards the …

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Sep 01 2009

Collision Dynamics in Karate

Collision Dynamics in Karate   by Rick Garrelts I conceive that the chief aim of the physicist in discussing a theoretical problem is to obtain ‘insight’—to see which of the numerous factors are particularly concerned in any effect and how they work together to give it. For this purpose a legitimate approximation is not just …

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