George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. New Belt Pins – Available Soon! — October 20, 2014
  2. Shigeru Takamiyagi Passes. . . — October 20, 2014
  3. Tournament Seminar Series — October 14, 2014
  4. Passing of Uechi-ryu warrior, Howard Kravets. . . — September 28, 2014
  5. Self-Disclosure — September 2, 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 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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Dec 18 2008

Tia

Tia: May 10, 1994 – Dec 17, 2008 Yesterday, Sue and I maintained our regular daily routine with Tia. We both knew our beloved Tia was failing, yet neither one of us wanted to talk about what we needed to do. Tia was suffering from Cushing disease, which she had for more than five years, …

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Dec 18 2008

Happiness is Contagious

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Happiness Is Contagious Do you ever wonder whether happy people have something that keeps them cheerful, chipper and able to see the good in everything? It turns out they do, they have happy friends. New research from Harvard Medical School and the University of California suggests that happiness is influenced not only …

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Dec 17 2008

Workout With G.E.Mattson

Workouts with George E. Mattson You are invited to workout with George Mattson any time you are in the Central Florida area. Regular classes are on Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7PM. (Children’s classes are held 5-6PM) However, George teaches private lessons and special seminars with some advance notice. The Central Florida Martial Arts …

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Dec 14 2008

Art of fighting vs Reality

One of the  most misunderstood concepts students have while training, is the relationship of our Uechi-ryu art to actual fighting. I often tell the story of my early training on Okinawa in the ’50s and a new student who, after his first lesson, wanted to “test” his fighting skills in a bar, just using his …

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