George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. When the Dragon Whispers — July 26, 2014
  2. SummerFest Final Schedule for Friday! — July 20, 2014
  3. SummerFest Final Schedule for Saturday! — July 18, 2014
  4. Faith in Fish by David Finkelstein — July 14, 2014
  5. IUKF Chairman Henry Thom coming to SummerFest! — July 13, 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

Jan 11 2009

BART shooting: Cause Unknown

   The recent shooting by the BART police in Oakland California raises many difficult questions which profoundly effect police and community relations. I was called by the San Francisco Chronicle a few days after the event, as news reporters scrambled to turn out as much information as possible. Several videos were captured of a police …

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Jan 08 2009

Good Advice. . .

A “Keeper” for 2009 I get lots of newsletters from all kinds of individuals selling all kinds of products and services. The one newsletter that I read very carefully is from Terry Bryan. Although Terry is a very successful and famous martial art teacher, most of his advice pertains to martial art qualities that have nothing …

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Jan 06 2009

Uechi-ryu & “Real” Fighting

So You Wanna be a “Real” fighter! OK. . . in my last editorial, I shocked many by stating “if you really want to learn how to fight, I don’t recommend that you try to accomplish it at a Uechi dojo or any other martial art dojo!” So, if you want to be a fighter …

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Jan 04 2009

50th Anniversary SummerFest Masters’ Celebration

Here is a segment of the “Masters’ Celebration ceremony, conduted during the 2008 Martial Art SummerFest: Low image resolution clip (last half of celebration ceremony): Higher resolution clip of Mattson performing Sanseiryu High resolution clip of Mattson performing Sanseiryu at Buzz Durkins  2008 Promotional Celebration   Thanks to the Board of Directors for helping organize …

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Jan 01 2009

“Reality” check from George Mattson’s “Swamp” dojo!

“Reality” check from George Mattson’s “Swamp” dojo! I’m going to tackle a subject that I’ve covered many times in the past.  Although most of my students and many of my associates clearly understand my position on the subject, others continue to hammer away blissfully, shadowboxing with words and rallying enthusiastically against a foe that only …

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Dec 30 2008

Breathing & Cooperative Drills

  Worth repeating! In the May, 2005 I described an experiment that I hoped would validate what I had learned from Kanei Uechi and Ryuko Tomoyose involving Sanchin breathing and Uechi-ryu breathing. Although I felt comfortable with what I was doing and teaching, there was a part of me that questioned the validity and effectiveness …

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Dec 28 2008

Happy New Year

              Happy New Year to all. . . 2008 was both an exciting and enjoyable year for the Mattson family. SummerFest was a huge success, with friends and associates taking the opportunity to work out together while helping me celebrate 50 years of teaching Uechi-ryu karate. 2008 WinterFest was also …

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Dec 27 2008

GEM websites

Website created and maintained by Patty Dando:   http://georgeemattson.com/ Website created for people interested in the “Virtual” Dojo experimental Program: http://www.georgemattson.com/home  

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Dec 26 2008

Dave Young 2009 Seminars

Important seminar that you and your martial art family and friends should attend. July 11 & 12, 2009 Click here for TalkShoe interview with Dave The telephone interview explains his program and how it fits in to our traditional martial art training.   Defensive Tactics, Corrections NTC RedMan Training Dave Young, Director of Training 1.888.NTC.7144, …

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Dec 21 2008

Happy holidays

Happy Holidays to all from George and Susan. . .

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