Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Jan 11 2018

George E. Mattson’s WinterFest: 2018

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Dec 05 2017

Holiday Wishes

It’s that time of year again where we remember all the good people we have in our common training interest.  I’ve heard many say how elementary our system is when in truth, it is the most diverse system I know and I’ve studied a few. Straight and hard simplifies it’s intent where the target is …

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Nov 30 2017

Teaching Tips

Some of my students are looking in my Black Belt Test Guide by Sensei George Mattson and questioning some of the content.  Our discussions were mainly on the section of “time in grade”.  Seems every student and their mothers think their little ninja is an exceptional student.  If not, it’s the sensei’s fault and they will …

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Nov 19 2017

Hole in 1 today! Can take off my bucket list!

Good day at golf today. . . Hole in one (160 yards) #1 in “B” division Closest to the pin #3 hold #1 Team competition   😊 Best, George

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Nov 11 2017

Darin Yee Visits Cuba

Dear Sensei Darin Yee: I hope that you arrive home well and that everyone is well. Thank you so much for everything. All my students and I are very grateful. I can go to seminary with any teacher and I can receive advice from any teacher, but you can sleep peacefully and confidently that MY …

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Oct 03 2017

Teaching tips-Sanchin stepping

While we are teaching this system, our sanchin stepping is our first hurtle.  I feel my students are very well balanced and extremely stable within their fighting positions because of their understanding and usage of the sanchin stance. First, I explain why our back foot is expected to be straight regardless of how awkward it …

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Sep 04 2017

Teaching Tips

This article is about the difference between teaching children and adults.  In most dojo children are the primary source of your income.  I realize teaching a children’s class takes a different path than teaching an adult class.  We need to be mindful of who is in front of you and how things can be said …

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Jul 27 2017

IUKF Teaching Suggestions

  I have noticed a lot of Uechi-Ryu dojo declines these past 10 years.  I do admit I have not been to every dojo to assess the causes of our dojos shrinking but what I can do is write suggestions every few weeks or when I get a chance.  I have since 1970, gone to …

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Jun 26 2017

Hope to see you at this year’s SummerFest!

As most know by now, there have been many exciting changes to George Mattson’s SummerFest this year. These changes have been brought about after many talks with senior presenters and SummerFest participants. We know that these changes are going to make this year’s training historic on many levels. The biggest change is location. This year’s …

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Jun 01 2017

Alan Dollar’s 2nd Edition Book!

   

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