George Mattson

Author's details

Name: George Mattson
Date registered: July 23, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Harry Skeffington – Winterfest Presenter — February 20, 2018
  2. Summerfest Masters’ Celebration — February 17, 2018
  3. WinterFest 2018 Update — February 8, 2018
  4. Holiday Wishes — December 5, 2017
  5. Teaching Tips — November 30, 2017

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. Another Dear Friend Passes. . . — 3 comments
  5. 2014 SummerFest — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 08 2015

George Krob passes. . .

George Krob, an Air Force Sergeant was assigned to the Air Base at Kadena, Okinawa in 1960 and became a student of Uehara Saburo. It was Uehara who taught the Taiyoku Shodan (Taiyokoshodn) kata as a bridging kata in the Uechi system. Taiyoku Shodan was developed from the Goju Ryu system. Gojo Ryu is the closest …

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Feb 05 2015

sucker punches

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Feb 03 2015

Sign up today for WinterFest

Warm, Sunny and Snow Free Mount Dora, Florida  WinterFest is March 6 & 7th! Sign-up Today   My one and only reminder about this year’s Martial Arts WinterFest, being held in beautiful, warm and snow-free Mount Dora, Florida the weekend of March 6th and 7th (Friday and Saturday).Once again, we are expecting a stellar cast …

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Jan 11 2015

Bill Bauknecht Passes

The Uechi world lost one its most honorable and respected martial artist last night. 1/9/2015. Bill fought a gallant fight against Cancer for over nineteen years with the the same determination, strength and patience he put into everything he ever did. He was a close friend and will be greatly missed UPDATE:   Just in from …

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Dec 31 2014

Happy New Year!!!!

    “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ― Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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Dec 25 2014

Happy Holidays to All

Best wishes from George, Susan, Harley and Peanut!

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Nov 23 2014

Martial Arts Now – Masters & Grandmasters

Good friend and super martial artist and instructor, Pedro Bennett, has created a very interesting and informative website that you should add to your computer bookmarks.  

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Nov 11 2014

New Belt Pins – Available NOW!

These very special pins, with a screw-back, have been out of stock for many years. I discovered the original art work for these pins during a storage unit visit and decided to have them recreated in a new 1″ diameter size and a 3/8″ screw-post. (To ensure a secure attachment.) Retail price, only $20 for …

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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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