Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Jul 20 2015

SummerFest 2015

I’ve been working on the SummerFest schedule – Remember, many of the guest instructors will not be shown on the schedule. There will be a bulletin board on site with their photograph and day/time of their seminars. The 1st draft of the schedule can be downloaded HERE I am hoping that this year’s SummerFest will …

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Jul 14 2015

Kata Performance Emphasis

  SummerFest Presenter Personal defense is a prime reason that people study the martial arts.  Preparing to defend yourself requires more than the study of techniques and the physical training of one’s body.  It requires studying and understanding the principles of combat and preparing mentally to implement them.  Among these principles are decisive action, aggressive …

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Jul 11 2015

My Week in England!

  This is the first opportunity I’ve had to discuss my trip to Great Britain and to formally tell all my old and new friends there what a wonderful time I had. Two all day seminars wore me out, but the Guinness after-workout-therapy sessions revitalized me completely! The trip was made even more special because …

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Jul 06 2015

2015 Juniorfest Saturday, Aug 8th

Juniorfest is a special program held at the Summerfest weekend by Darin Yee An announcement to all Jr. Campers for this year’s George Mattson’s summer fest event.  Students of all ranks are welcome.  The date is Saturday August 8. The day starts at 10am with warm up exercises and our workout continues to 11:30 when …

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Jul 05 2015

Rank-Titles Registry from 1958

  Last year I decided to expand on the Uechi-ryu Rank and Titles Registry to include all the promotions issued to North American practitioners since 1958. IUKF hired an associate, Diane Foggin, to take the massive collection of promotion application saved since since that date. Diane announced yesterday that she completed processing all the documents …

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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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