George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. Passing of Uechi-ryu warrior, Howard Kravets. . . — September 28, 2014
  2. Self-Disclosure — September 2, 2014
  3. What a great SummerFest! — August 10, 2014
  4. When the Dragon Whispers — July 26, 2014
  5. SummerFest Final Schedule for Friday! — July 20, 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

Jan 24 2009

TigerMartialArts

HI!   Hope your new year is starting out Wonderfully!   I just wanted to share some awesome news!  We expanded the dojo by over 800 square feet and renovated the entire thing!  If you go to our website – www.tigermartialarts.info and go to the pictures page you will see the stages of the renovation.  …

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Jan 15 2009

Shugyo Training Camp 2009

Dear Respected teachers, I’m sending this email to you as a quick note that our annual Shugyo Training Camp will be June 5-7th, 2009.  I know last year there was some double bookings of events from all the different associations.  I hope this will give all teachers/groups a good enough heads up so they can …

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Jan 11 2009

Welcome to the IUKF article section

Any member of IUKF may write article for submission for this “members only” section.   How do you submit your article?   1. First, you must be a member of IUKF. If you are not and would like to join, please go to THIS SITE and follow the instructions. IUKF is an independently run organization, …

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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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