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

Mar 21 2013

GEM Library Archives

Amazing how many videos, pictures and memories one can accumulate in a lifetime. I have a storage locker filled with memorabilia that I’m trying to catalog and digitize for the future Martial Art Library my friends are creating. Hope you enjoy some of the memories that didn’t make it into my last book, “The Way of Uechi-ryu …

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Mar 19 2013

First Mattson Academy group picture

Wow! Either 1959 or 1960 group picture of my advanced class at the first outdoor workout in a park in Newton, MA. I can still identify a couple of individuals. . . Me, Tom Bruno, Charles Couflin. . . Can you identify any of the others???

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Mar 17 2013

“Family of Uechi Organizations”

From my Newsletter Archives – 2003 Uechi-ryu Family of Organizations! by Steve Goss As many of you know, the late 1980′s heralded a major shift in organizations practicing Uechi-ryu. Prior to that time, most of us were members of the Uechi-ryu Karate-do Association. Now there are many more associations. During my last trip to Okinawa …

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Mar 06 2013

Web Site Update. . .

I receive quite a few e-mail from friends who discover broken links in the “Uechi-ryu.com” website. About three years ago IUKF hired a web administrator who took on the project of “modernizing” the site, which has been evolving from a primitive “FrontPage” format back in the early 90s, to the state-of-the-art “WordPress” which we are …

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Mar 04 2013

Uechi warrior Richard Perkins passes. . .

FAYETTEVILLE – Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Richard Allen Perkins, 83, of 1520 Palmer Drive, died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Autumn Care of Raeford. Mr. Perkins was one of the original Special Forces Decaders. He was a Vietnam veteran and he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He is survived …

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Mar 02 2013

1st day of WinterFest!

A large turnout of Uechi practitioners had a really great day working out today. We covered all the kata, kumite and kotikiti today. Additionally we had three fantastic seminars on grappling that is very much a part of our Uechi. Rory Miller filled in the missing links with his insightful seminar of joint locks and submission …

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Feb 27 2013

Paul Haydu: Uechi-ryu Warrior Passes!

I am truly very sorry to report the passing of our very good friend and Uechi-ryu brother, Kyoshi Paul Haydu. Paul suffered from an incurable form of cancer for many years, but he never allowed his illness to limit his activities or curtail his enjoyment of life, whether it be vacationing with his family, taking …

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Jan 03 2013

William Joseph “Hanshi” DOMETRICH Sr. (1935 – 2012)

DOMETRICH William “Hanshi” Joseph Dometrich, Sr. Age 77. Resident of Union, KY formerly of Covington, KY. Passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. Born March 15, 1935 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to William Herman and Clara Mae Berger Dometrich. Survived by his wife of 56 years Barbara Ellen …

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Dec 25 2012

My Herman Digital Trainer!

My favorite training tool of all time is the Herman Trainer! I introduced it at the 2010 Summer Fest. Harry Skeffington set up the software and I set up the testing components and logistics. Darin Yee had a punching device (Bob) that I attached the sensor to and Harry programmed his laptop to pick up …

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