George Mattson

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. SummerFest 2015 — July 20, 2015
  2. Kata Performance Emphasis — July 14, 2015
  3. My Week in England! — July 11, 2015
  4. 2015 Juniorfest Saturday, Aug 8th — July 6, 2015
  5. Masters Celebration Update — July 6, 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

May 30 2007

Tourney Schedule

EVENTS Greetings Senseis and Black Belts, This message comes with my sincere wish that you’re all doing well and training vigorously. In the past several months, four of your brothers in Uechi-ryu Karate-Do (America) have been working diligently to unite the younger members of our style in some friendly competition. Those brothers are, Bob Bethoney, …

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May 23 2007

GEM – NH visit

What is Uechi-ryu? Ask five individuals who practice this art and you will get five different answers. But if you ask any one of the 200+ graduates of Buzz Durkin’s organization, who earned their rank this year, chances are “fighting” or even “self-defense” would not be their primary reason. Their organization teaches and practices the …

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May 16 2007

Mel Brand Interview

Update: 5/25/2007: I had a chance to listen to the interview with my father today.  It was awsome to listen to.  It was nice to listen to the two of you talking about those times.  It was also nice to hear my father sounding so happy.  Thank you Michael Brand Note: A winning entry arrived! …

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May 15 2007

More Bad Science

More bad science by Bill Glasheen I hate it when “junk science” makes it into the mainstream media – particularly when it is politically motivated. I’ve been all over the CO2 “doom and gloom” scenarios in other threads. This one is about a study allegedly linking vitamin use with prostate cancer. The study will be …

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May 10 2007

How Often Do You See This???

Invitation from Darin Yee….. Darin called me yesterday and said: “Hey George… Every year a few of us enjoy a game of golf on Thursday, the day before SummerFest begins. How about inviting some of the other karate golfers to join us this year?” Well Darin. I think it is a great idea! So. . …

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Apr 21 2007

Welcome to Ihor…

Eastern Arts and Uechi-ryu.com is very pleased to welcome Iron Arm International and it’s founder, Ihor Rymaruk to our family of site sponsors. Besides supporting this site financially, Ihor will be involving himself with our renovated "On-line" Learning Center and other site activities. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Rymaruk sensei, I’ve posted …

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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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