Category Archive: Articles of Interest

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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Aug 28 2016

David Mott’s New Book!!

David sent me this wonderful book on the day Sue and I were leaving for Summerfest. I had time to open the package and scan the contents before heading for the airport. With all the lugage. . . nearly all Susan’s of course. . . I forgot to put the book into my backpack! My …

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Aug 27 2016

Teaching for Structure and Power in Uechi-ryu

by Dr. Paul Haydu Stance and Structure Sanchin is an Adduction Stance. Sanchin provides strength in 7 of 8 directions, unless you make an adjustment, which allows coverage of the eighth direction. The ground is an unlimited source of power. Study how to access that power: Sound structure, sensitivity, experimentation, proper positioning and relaxation into …

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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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