George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. SummerFest Final Schedule for Friday! — July 20, 2014
  2. SummerFest Final Schedule for Saturday! — July 18, 2014
  3. Faith in Fish by David Finkelstein — July 14, 2014
  4. IUKF Chairman Henry Thom coming to SummerFest! — July 13, 2014
  5. David Hunt Joins the “Presenters” for SummerFest — July 9, 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

Dec 13 2008

Bringing back the BEST Uechi has to offer

Bringing back the Best Uechi has to Offer: Remember Thompson Island? How about the ’85 Winter Camp on Okinawa, or the Masters’ first visit to the old Mattson Academy? Maybe you were there for each of those events. Or, maybe like me, some of them exist only as old “Uechi legends” – tales the old …

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Dec 13 2008

The Path of the Uechi-ryu Artist

The Path of the Uechi-ryu Artist: by David Mott, Renshi The path which we take as Uechi-ryu Artist is one of self discovery. It could be said that there are many “levels” to this self discovery but, just as each piece of a hologram contains the complete information to make the entire hologram, each “level” …

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Dec 13 2008

Magazine Articles

Articles published by Simon Lailey   The Cerebral Art of Sensei George Mattson (Traditional Karate Magazine June 1993) George Mattson, Part Two: Swallowing the Pill Tiger Boxing (Combat Magazine)

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Dec 13 2008

Renshi Dissertation

The following represents material that the author may want to publish at a later date. It is understood that those who evaluate this document may need to copy and distribute it to others who may be in a position to judge the candidate for the title of renshi. However the author requests that no other …

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Dec 13 2008

Intrinsic Concepts in the Teaching of Classical Okinawan Karate

Intrinsic Concepts in the Teaching of Classical Okinawan Karate by Anthony DiFilippo Introduction The roots of Asian society lie in the careful attention given to reflective thought on the needs of all society and in the conscious development of effort as a process of spiritual awakening or enlightenment (kaigan) for everyone, working in relationship and …

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Dec 13 2008

Musashi: His Life and Writings

Review: Tokitsu K. Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings . Boston : Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2004, ISBN 1-59030-045-9, $34.95. (20% discount available by ordering from website: http://www.shambhala.com) I got my first Musashi “hit” when, following class way back in 1957-58, my original karate teacher Ryuko Tomoyose, used Musashi legends to reinforce a particular karate technique’s …

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Dec 13 2008

Advanced Stick Fighting (book)

Review: Masaaki Hatsumi. Advanced Stick Fighting. Appleby B, Wilson D. trans. Tokyo : Kodansha International, 2005, ISBN 4-7700-2996-9, $35 (US: Hardcover). Many of you will, no doubt, be familiar with Stick Fighting by Masaaki Hatsumi and Quintin Chambers. First published in 1971, the book is older than a great deal of its readership, yet has …

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Dec 13 2008

A Grateful Nation Rejoices (book)

A Grateful Nation Rejoices Review: Nowlin B, Prime J. Blood Feud: The Red Sox, the Yankees, and the Struggle of Good versus Evil.Cambridge: Rounder Books, 2005, ISBN 1-57940-111-2, $16.95. Massarotti T, Harper J. A Tale of Two Cities: The 2004 Yankees–Red Sox Rivalry and the War for the Pennant. Guilford: The Lyons Press, 2005, ISBN …

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Dec 13 2008

Greater Nowheres (book)

Greater Nowheres Wanderings Across the Outback Dave Finkelstein and Jack London First off, let me tell you that both David Finkelstein and Jack London are lifelong friends of mine. When I heard that they were going on an extended trip to the Australian Outback, my first thoughts were “They will kill one another!” Picture the …

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Dec 13 2008

The Lone Samurai (book)

Review: Wilson WS. The Lone Samurai: the Life of Miyamoto Musashi. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 2004, ISBN 4-7700-2942-X, $24.00. All you need for a founding figure is a name and a place. –Prof. Jonathan Z. Smith, as quoted in Mack. One really does not need much to build a mythic character. Take a man, a …

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