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

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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Feb 19 2007

Video Archives

Odds and Ends. . . First, I would like to thank all of you who enjoy my editorials and have taken the time to e-mail and let me know how much you appreciate this site. Also, thanks to those of you who purchased my New England Seminars DVD. As a bonus, I am including one of …

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Feb 14 2007

What is “traditional”?

What is “Traditional”. . . When we speak about martial arts? This is another of those taboo topics where strong opinions are held by all. I get a kick out of those from any of the opinion camps, who can’t rest until everyone understands and approves what they do and why they do it! Today …

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Feb 08 2007

New England Visit

New England Visit. . . I broke a long standing vow, not to visit anywhere cold! Fortunately I didn’t give away all my cold weather gear and therefore didn’t freeze during my recent trip to Boston.Although the weather wasn’t very cooperative, my New England friends made sure every moment of my trip was both enjoyable …

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