Category Archive: Chairman’s Corner

Where the Chairman of IUKF can communicate with the Uechi world

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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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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Apr 29 2014

IUKF seminar in Cuba

Dear Sensei George Mattson. Some pictures Sensei’s teacher Hector Gonzalez of Argentina. 9 th Dan and 6th Dan Karate Kobudo. In a seminar I gave last week here in Cuba. A hug. Noslem M. Torres

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Apr 21 2014

Feeding Crane Seminar With Liu Chang’I June 14 & 15, 2014, Boston, MA

Feeding Crane Seminar With Liu Chang’I June 14 & 15, 2014, Boston, MA If you would like to see Liu sifu in action, there are a number of videos on his Chinese language website: http://feeding-crane.myweb.hinet.net/, and there are a number of videos of him on YouTube. His website is also very informative, though it is …

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Feb 13 2014

website Update. . . All is fixed!!

The IUKF.net, SCMAA.net and the mountdorakarate.com sites are now back on line. On Wednesday, February 24th, this site, uechi-ryu.com and Eastern Arts Forums are functioning 100% George Mattson

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Dec 31 2013

Happy New Year!!!!

Wishing all my friends a very happy and joyous New Year!  George & Susan

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Jun 10 2013

White Mountain Dojo workout!!!

I wanted to thank Sensei Yee of the IUKF for another great seminar last night. We had 17 students from the dojo attend and Sensei Yee helped train us in the movements of the wa-uke bunkai along with breaking down several techniques in Seichin kata. Sensei Yee has made several trips up to the White …

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Sep 25 2012

Just What is Uechi-ryu?

Uechi Ryu Karate Do Uechi Ryu Karate is a family style that comes from Okinawa but its roots are in Southern China in the Fuzhou region of Fujian province.  It was shortly before the turn of the 20th century that the system’s originator Kanbun Uechi spent approximately 13 years in Southern mainland China, where he …

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