George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. Martial Arts Now – Masters & Grandmasters — November 23, 2014
  2. New Belt Pins – Available NOW! — November 11, 2014
  3. Masami Tsuruoka Passes. . . — November 4, 2014
  4. Rank, Stripes and Titles — October 30, 2014
  5. Shigeru Takamiyagi Passes. . . — October 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

Apr 12 2007

Calling Topos

This forum entry is worthy of “home page” coverage. I hope you enjoy the “trip down memory lane” as much as I did this morning. For those of you who have not had the privilege of meeting “Topos”, suffice it to say that he is a national Uechi-ryu treasure who has been studying Uechi-ryu for …

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Apr 09 2007

Van Canna Sensei promoted to 9th dan & Hanshi title

Eastern Arts Newsletter Proudly announces. . . Van Canna sensei, awarded 9th degree black belt and Master’s title of “Hanshi”. April 9th, 2007   The I.U.K.F. honors Van Canna’s many years of service to the Uechi-ryu community with this master’s title and rank. George Mattson, the president of I.U.K.F. and Van Canna’s teacher, recommended to …

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Apr 01 2007

SummerFest 2007

SummerFest 2007 Hope everyone is thinking about the upcoming SummerFest for 2007. The dates are July 27-29th and the place is the Mass Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA. (Everytime I see the picture on the left, I remember all the good times and good friends these “Fests” represent to me!) I never know who will …

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Mar 31 2007

Whoon Hei (chi)

I have long stayed away from any comments on this subject for fear of contradictions to another’s belief or understanding of such.  The practice of hei ghoun has always been a portion of every kung fu style I’ve learned beginning in 1960 and also in the twenty or so years I’ve been going to China …

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Mar 27 2007

“Happenings” around the Uechi-ryu World!

Happenings of interest around the Uechi World. . . . I am constantly amazed at how many people still have difficulty navigating the Internet. Naturally I’m comfortable with our website. . . after all, I designed and created it! However, I get at least one or two email a day from frustrated loyal followers of …

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Mar 22 2007

Uechi-ryu: “A lifetime Activity”!

  Uechi-ryu: “A Lifetime Activity”! A good friend and Uechi-ryu teacher called me recently, asking advice regarding a gifted student he had, who was “breezing” through the Uechi curriculum in record time. The teacher’s question involved rules regarding speeded-up promotions and how to teach this individual, who could memorize a kata every couple days. Wow, …

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Mar 14 2007

Looking to the future

Looking to the Future. . . There was an interesting thread on the forums, relating to why we study Uechi-ryu and how important our links are to Okinawa. I haven’t had time to discuss this issue in detail, but while pulling out an old article for a friend, happened across this editorial I wrote in …

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Mar 07 2007

IUKF Statement of Purpose

IUKF Statement of Purpose   The IUKF Board of Directors welcomes the opportunity to help redefine the mission and role of this important organization.  After much thought and discussion, the Board has agreed on the following picture of how the IUKF should best function, for the benefit of its members, and the art…. The IUKF will …

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Feb 27 2007

FestivalsofSpeed

Festivals of Speed! One of the “perks” I get, since moving to Florida, is working with and enjoying the annual Festivals of Speed that takes place in St. Petersburg Florida every year. This year it will be held on the weekend of March 23rd & 24th. (see the website for details) I’m posting this for a couple …

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Feb 21 2007

Scott Higa visits Shubukan

Vistors, Visitors. . . I really enjoy Visitors! In my editorials I sometimes get carried away, expounding on martial art problems that piss me off big time. Tonight I’m going to take a different tact and talk about things that make me really, really happy. I just finished teaching and working out in a class …

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