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Jul 26 2014

When the Dragon Whispers

When the Dragon Whispers by Bill Finnerty Much is written,little is said. Much is taught,but little is actually passed on.But why should it be? To fully understand the true depth of martial,you must study the ancient culture and all its strict traditions. Rank does not denote knowledge, nor does it command the respect we think …

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Mar 27 2014

More Archives discovered

As we continue to work on the Uechi-ryu site following the move to a new server, we have been discovering quite a few new-old treasures that I will be sharing with everyone: Check out the Bugeisha articles and others at ISSUU Publications.

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Dec 24 2013

Merry Christmas to All!

It has been another great year and I would like to thank all my students and friends for their active support and participation within the IUKF community. The Board and I, along with the committee members wish you all a very Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season. Best, George E. Mattson President

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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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Jan 12 2012

IUKF Members’ Meeting Sunday!

Sensei Victor Swinimer has sent me a schedule of his presentation for this Sunday’s meeting. I’ll be opening the meeting with a short film clip of the 1963 World Karate Championship and a 70s tournament that took place in New York (I think). My new editing equipment has sharpened the old video and competitors can …

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Dec 24 2010

Holiday greeting Newsletter from GEM

Uechi-ryu News November 25, 2010 Happy Holidays from George, Sue, Harley & Peanut… How time flies. Seems like I was writing last year’s holiday newsletter just a few weeks ago. Must have something to do with aging and enjoying life! Today Sue and I are joining friends for a Thanksgiving “Brunch” at a local resourt …

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