George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. Recommended Uechi-ryu Seminar — April 14, 2016
  2. Spirited Seminar with Wonderful Students! — April 12, 2016
  3. 2016 Black Belt Celebration — March 24, 2016
  4. Hit Fast – Hit Hard Program Tested at Winterfest — March 20, 2016
  5. Russ Chase Passes. . . — March 2, 2016

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

Jul 06 2015

Masters Celebration Update

Building the 2015 list of Awardees for Master Ranks and Titles: 10 dan: Arthur Rabesa 9th dan: Henry Thom,  8th dan: Gary W. Geddes, Enrico Paone, Sheldon Dunn, Victor Swinimer 7th dan: Harry Skeffington, , Justin Testa, 6th dan: Andrew Summerley, Honors: Hanshi-sei: Arthur Rabesa Kyoshi: Harry Skeffington Renshi: Andrew Summerley 2015 Achievement Award: Buzz Durkin Please …

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Jul 05 2015

Rank-Titles Registry from 1958

  Last year I decided to expand on the Uechi-ryu Rank and Titles Registry to include all the promotions issued to North American practitioners since 1958. IUKF hired an associate, Diane Foggin, to take the massive collection of promotion application saved since since that date. Diane announced yesterday that she completed processing all the documents …

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Jun 07 2015

New Summerfest Presenters!!!

Sensei Rick Bortolotti” “I’d like to share the Seisan Bo Kata. Developed by Sensei David Mott, it utilizes Uechi-Ryu body mechanics and stances, including the Seisan jump with Bo. As the Taji Classics state, “where my body stops, my intent continues, where my intent stops spirit continues”, working with the bo is a great way to …

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Jun 01 2015

Summerfest 2015

Wow. . . June already! Time to begin working on Summerfest for this year. I’ve been receiving lots of calls and e-mail from teachers and students who are attending and asking for more information regarding scheduling, Master Celebration and other activities. Summerfest has been running successfully since 1983 and during this time, has evolved through …

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May 29 2015

Tim Horgan dead at 88

My good friend and Mattson Academy instructor for many years, Tim Horgan died yesterday (5/28/2015). Tim’s  friend Joe Fitzgerald wrote this very beautiful article in the Boston Herald today, that reminds us all how much Tim meant to us: ================================: As soon as word arrived that Tim Horgan, 88, died yesterday morning, memories swept over …

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May 20 2015

Silver Shoken Ring Arrived!!!

Susan will be mailing them out tomorrow!!! They look great! 

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May 14 2015

Historic Superempi Interview & Demo

Simon Lailey discovered Superempi during his journey and studies in China. He introduced the kata to the rest of the world in the mid 90s during his visit to Boston and his interview with me, followed by his Summerfest seminars that year. The interview and demonstrations were published in the new video magazine, issue # …

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May 06 2015

Historic DVD Archives. . .

I have been going through my DVD archives this week and discovered quite a few that you might wish to add to your collection. I will post one of these historic videos every week that I will offer for sale.           1985 WinterFest held on Okinawa Over 100 teachers and students …

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Apr 14 2015

Uechi-ryu. . . The Master’s Edition!

  Shinjo Kiyohide and Shai Hai produced this exceptionally interesting and important DVD during Kiyohide sensei’s recent visit to Israel. I highly recommend the DVD to all martial art enthusiasts and of course. . . a “must have” for all Uechi-ryu practitioners. The Master’s Edition is a a martial arts film/artistic documentary that reflects the …

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Mar 28 2015

Regional Workout March 21, 2015

Our all ranks regional workout, this past Saturday, was a great success with an attendance of 45 hard working practitioners. Uechi enthusiasts from Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts attended the afternoon workout. The after workout dinner at Morse’s was attended by over 20 workout participants and a good time was had by …

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