Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Jun 01 2015

Summerfest 2015

Wow. . . June already! Time to begin working on Summerfest for this year. I’ve been receiving lots of calls and e-mail from teachers and students who are attending and asking for more information regarding scheduling, Master Celebration and other activities. Summerfest has been running successfully since 1983 and during this time, has evolved through …

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May 29 2015

Tim Horgan dead at 88

My good friend and Mattson Academy instructor for many years, Tim Horgan died yesterday (5/28/2015). Tim’s  friend Joe Fitzgerald wrote this very beautiful article in the Boston Herald today, that reminds us all how much Tim meant to us: ================================: As soon as word arrived that Tim Horgan, 88, died yesterday morning, memories swept over …

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Apr 14 2015

Uechi-ryu. . . The Master’s Edition!

  Shinjo Kiyohide and Shai Hai produced this exceptionally interesting and important DVD during Kiyohide sensei’s recent visit to Israel. I highly recommend the DVD to all martial art enthusiasts and of course. . . a “must have” for all Uechi-ryu practitioners. The Master’s Edition is a a martial arts film/artistic documentary that reflects the …

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Mar 12 2015

Minimum Order Reached!

We have the paid orders necessary to fulfill the manufacturing requirements for our custom designed martial art ring and the order will be placed March 31st. The final price is $175, which includes shipping to USA. Click Here to order your ring!

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Mar 02 2015

The End is Near?

Is the End Near? The Slow Extinction of the United States Traditional Japanese Sensei By Ray Hughes March 2015 The Japanese karate organization I belonged to for the first 25 years of my training career recently ended. After 50 years of existence and a once large organization, the doors closed. It had been in severe …

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Feb 23 2015

Uechi-ryu Karate Championship Series

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of Uechi-Ryu, I am happy to announce the anticipated Uechi-Ryu Karate Championship Series which our students have come to enjoy will resume this year 2015.  The anticipated dates are all Saturdays, April 11, June 13 and October 3.  I use the word anticipated because although the venue has approved these dates, …

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Feb 08 2015

IUKF and SCMAA promotional

The South China Martial Arts Alliance (SCMAA.net) held its first formal dantest since reorganization took place in 2014. President, Thomas Bentley and Chairman George Mattson headed up the test board for the yondan (4th degree black belt) Shitoryu and Okinawa Kobudo test of Kelly Saunders. At the same test, the International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation (IUKF) …

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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. www.martialartsnow.com  

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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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Oct 27 2014

IUKF Seminar

On behalf of the IUKF Dojo committee I am very excited to announce that Grand Master George Mattson will be conducting a seminar for the IUKF Dojos and IUKF members on Saturday Nov 8th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Owner Sensei Peter Pippos of Peter Pippos Karate Center in Acton Mass will be hosting …

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