Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Jun 10 2016

2nd Visit to Cuba Uechi-ryu IUKF organization

I will be going back to Cuba on September 29th and returning home on October 13th.  I’d promised to visit them once a year.  During that time, I have been asked to preside over dan promotions, conduct seminars and play a little golf. I may have a chance to visit their beaches this year. Instead …

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May 12 2016

Duncan MacLeod being honored in Nova Scotia

Hello Sensei Mattson I hope you and Susan are doing well and I am looking forward to seeing you in August. I have some news about what has been happening here in Uechi ryu. There will be a new inductee in the Karate Nova Scotia’s Karate Hall of Fame , Duncan MacLeod. He is being …

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Mar 20 2016

Hit Fast – Hit Hard Program Tested at Winterfest

This year’s Winterfest featured, what I consider to be, a very interesting and important self-defense topic and test.The ability to combine a calm alertness with the skill to go from a normal walking or standing posture into a reaction-ready fighting mode able to deliver a strike within a fraction of a second . I’ve been training …

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Jan 17 2016

Time for us all to Winterfest!!

Hi to all my martial art friends: Tired of shoveling snow and dealing with the freezing cold weather? You deserve a mini vacation to warm and beautiful Mount Dora Florida. . . . As an added bonus, why not sign-up for a special weekend working out and training with George Mattson and a really great …

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Dec 27 2015

Another Dear Friend Passes. . .

David Finkelstein Passes A great intellectual, martial artist, writer, and friend passed away peacefully yesterday, on Christmas Eve. David Finkelstein did so shortly after the passing of his longtime companion Evelyn. If you believe in heaven, they’re now together forever. My first Uechi Ryu instructor was the late Rad Smith – a man who came …

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Nov 14 2015

Wauiki Bunki Seminar

Hello to my Brothers and Sisters of Uechi-Ryu,            Due to some over zealous training at my age, I will be facing some serious shoulder surgery this December 16th.  I could be sidelined for about 6 months.  If this surgery is successful, I will then have the same surgery performed on my left shoulder.  This …

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Nov 08 2015

Canada West Coast Promotions and Seminar

Hi Sensei Mattson and Susan Just wanted to share this photo with you. On October 24th, the Chilliwack Uechi Ryu Dojo and the West Coast Uechi Ryu Academy, hosted Sensei David Mott. The day consisted of an IUKF Dan test in the a.m. Successful candidates were: Mathieu Vena, Shodan. Alexandra Tonn, Nidan. Matt Tonn, Nidan …

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Oct 30 2015

Budo International Interview with G.E.Mattson

Kyusho Self Protection, Health & Wellness Centers Kyusho Discussion 7 October 9, 2015 | Add a Comment Hanshi George Mattson – Florida, USA Going back to 1996, I was introduced to Hanshi George Mattson through a new friend I had met at a Jujitsu America convention, Steve DiOrio. From that introduction, Steve and I asked permission (yes folks …

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Sep 17 2015

Max Ainley. . . RIP

Build your own dojo with 3 simple steps! The beautiful story of Sensei Max Ainley’s dojo Quite surely most Karate practitioners would want their own private dojo one day. Not all succeed though. Only the ones willing to put much effort and believe in their dream do. Similar is the story of Sensei Max Ainley, from …

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