George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. All New “Herman”! — August 27, 2015
  2. SummerFest 2015 — August 12, 2015
  3. SummerFest 2015 — July 20, 2015
  4. Kata Performance Emphasis — July 14, 2015
  5. My Week in England! — July 11, 2015

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

Nov 04 2014

Masami Tsuruoka Passes. . .

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Masami Tsuruoka, O’Sensei, on October 10, 2014 at the age of 85. He leaves behind his loving wife Kay of 65 years, sons David (Cathy) and Kazumi, grandchildren Lucas, Christopher and Stephanie. Predeceased by his sister Hideko and brother Masaaki. Survived by his sister …

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Oct 30 2014

Rank, Stripes and Titles

For years, Uechi practitioners were satisfied with the gold stripes representing the titles of Renshi, Kyoshi and Hanshi. At one time, a board of Okinawa grandmasters awarded these titles. Kiyohide Shinjo and I were two of the first recipients of the Renshi gold stripe after being interviewed and tested by one of the Titles committee board …

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Oct 20 2014

Shigeru Takamiyagi Passes. . .

Dear Brothers and Sisters On behalf of myself and the International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation (IUKF), I offer our most heartfelt sorrow on hearing about the death of Shigeru Takamiyagi Sensei.  He was a brilliant man of many talents and spent a lifetime developing his craft.  Much of what he taught has in some way influenced …

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Oct 14 2014

Tournament Seminar Series

Thank you very much for attending our timekeeper, scorekeeper and corner judging seminar.  We are striving to make our tournaments as fair, impartial and enjoyable as possible for all our students.  I also want our judges to understand tournaments are not a “must win” for our personal dojos.  We are all Uechi-Ryu and we wish …

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Sep 28 2014

Passing of Uechi-ryu warrior, Howard Kravets. . .

Sorry to learn of the passing of my very dear friend and Uechi-ryu black belt student Howard B. Kravets. Howard was one of my early private students, who taught me a lot about life while I taught him karate. He is responsible for creating the Uechi-ryu “friendship award” and presented the first gold friendship medallion …

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Sep 02 2014

Self-Disclosure

A Sensei’s powerful teaching Technique By Ray Hughes   In the mid-eighties and teaching for roughly ten years, I realized that my teaching technique was not as effective as I wanted it to be. My school was doing fine, but I wanted better results. As I started wrestling with this dilemma, I began with the assumption that …

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Aug 10 2014

What a great SummerFest!

I wish to thank all of you who attended and supported this year’s martial arts SummerFest making it one of the most successful events since it was first created in 1983. Also thanks to all of you who sent me email expressing how much you learn and enjoyed the event. Certainly one of the most memorable …

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Jul 26 2014

When the Dragon Whispers

When the Dragon Whispers by Bill Finnerty Much is written,little is said. Much is taught,but little is actually passed on.But why should it be? To fully understand the true depth of martial,you must study the ancient culture and all its strict traditions. Rank does not denote knowledge, nor does it command the respect we think …

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Jul 20 2014

SummerFest Schedules & Registration info!

SummerFest 2015 Information Sheet &  Schedule Register Here Rory Miller, who has become a regular at the camp, will hopefully be with us all three days and will be teaching a number of seminars on Friday and Saturday. If he can attend, Rory will be conducting his 2nd Summerfest “Event” If you didn’t preregister and …

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Jul 18 2014

SummerFest Final Schedule for Saturday!

Friday’s schedule has been posted on the home page. Saturday’s schedule is complete and ready to be viewed and/or printed. Still a few more days to pre-register and save money! Best,                                                   …

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