Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Sep 05 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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Sep 02 2014

Self-Disclosure

A Sensei’s powerful teaching Technique By Ray Hughes   In the mid-eighties and teaching for roughly ten years, I realized that my teaching technique was not as effective as I wanted it to be. My school was doing fine, but I wanted better results. As I started wrestling with this dilemma, I began with the assumption that …

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Jul 14 2014

Faith in Fish by David Finkelstein

This morning, an old friend and student, Michael Zwerdling, sent me a copy of an article published in the Spring,2014 “Atlantic Salmon Journal”, written by another “very old” friend and student of mine, David Finkelstein. David is famous for working a few years with the Ford Foundation as the organization’s first China specialist before retiring …

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Jul 13 2014

IUKF Chairman Henry Thom coming to SummerFest!

Henry Thom Sensei Thom, Chairman of IUKF and senior Uechi-ryu instructor is a gifted martial artist and superb seminar presenter at SummerFest. He is the author of a very popular self-defense DVD (previews can be seen on youtube) and is well known on the seminar circuit.

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Jun 30 2014

2014 Tournament Series

 Sensei Len Testa and I have been discussing another tournament series for a while now and decided to go forward with this plan.  We will collaborate 2 this year and possibly return to a 3 tournament series next year. The 2 tentative tournament dates are October 4th and November 29 for the year of the …

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Jun 27 2014

Sensei John Hwee – Repeat Presenter at this year’s SummerFest!

I’m very pleased to announce that John Hwee will once again be teaching a seminar at this year’s SummerFest. Click Here to view our Current team of presenters.                                                       …

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Jun 18 2014

SummerFest Notes. . .

Just got back from teaching seminars at the World Cup held in Miami this year.  In 2016 it will be hosted by Columbia.  Already have been invited to teach by the host country and I plan to make the trip. I’ve noticed a lot of differences between what is expected in these international tournaments and …

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May 27 2014

Sensei Harry Brawley passes. . .

Good friend and early Uechi-ryu pioneer, Harry Brawley loses his life to cancer. Although Harry was one of the Mattson Academy’s first instructor and dojo owner, he will probably be best known for his famous post workout gourmet breakfasts and weekend parties where everyone would congregate in Harry’s kitchen and where he would act as …

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May 23 2014

IUKF Update. . .

IUKF has been growing very quickly. Our new site administrator has made great progress re-designing and updating the black belt registry of rank and honors. The old registry has been one of our site’s most popular feature, accessed by thousands of people checking on their rank or others. Now that our registry is being incorporated …

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May 15 2014

New “Rank & Honors” Registry

Many thanks to the Uechi-ryu.com site administrator for all his hard work and perseverance in creating our new Rank and Honors Registry and. . . transferring the thousands of existing entries from the old Registry. . . in spite of the many technical and programming problems he faced.  

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