Category Archive: George Mattson’s Corner

Articles by Sensei George Mattson on many subjects

Jul 02 2013

Joe Guidry new Presenter at SummerFest

New SummerFest Schedule has been posted. I’m still waiting for a few presenters to get back with me, but otherwise, the schedule is accurate. CLICK HERE TO VIEW My name is Joe Guidry from Brandon, Florida. I currently do not have a dojo and teach out of the Brandon recreation center and parks in the …

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Jul 02 2013

…and he vowed never to teach again.

By Robert Hunt (Originally published in the July, 2013 Wado Newsletter – reprinted with permission) A white ceiling of hazy clouds floated across the Cape Cod sky like a friendly wraith holding the sizzling July sun at bay. The breeze off the Atlantic ruffled my hair and dried the salty sweat on my skin like a …

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Jun 30 2013

New Embroidered T & Golf Shirts. . .

Just in. . . High quality, very limited quantities, embroidered T-shirts and golf shirts. They are available in all sizes. Order yours today while registering for SummerFest! Click Here for T- Shirt. Click Here for Golf Shirt. Check out the new SummerFest video clip!

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Jun 07 2013

Youth Karate Tournament

Sensei George, I never got around to thanking you for letting me train with you and your students when I was there in Florida a few months back. I hope Susan didn’t mind me calling her several times trying to find the location. My GPS wasn’t synched up. But you know me, wherever I am …

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Mar 21 2013

GEM Library Archives

Amazing how many videos, pictures and memories one can accumulate in a lifetime. I have a storage locker filled with memorabilia that I’m trying to catalog and digitize for the future Martial Art Library my friends are creating. Hope you enjoy some of the memories that didn’t make it into my last book, “The Way of Uechi-ryu …

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Mar 17 2013

“Family of Uechi Organizations”

From my Newsletter Archives – 2003 Uechi-ryu Family of Organizations! by Steve Goss As many of you know, the late 1980′s heralded a major shift in organizations practicing Uechi-ryu. Prior to that time, most of us were members of the Uechi-ryu Karate-do Association. Now there are many more associations. During my last trip to Okinawa …

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Mar 06 2013

Web Site Update. . .

I receive quite a few e-mail from friends who discover broken links in the “Uechi-ryu.com” website. About three years ago IUKF hired a web administrator who took on the project of “modernizing” the site, which has been evolving from a primitive “FrontPage” format back in the early 90s, to the state-of-the-art “WordPress” which we are …

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Jan 03 2013

William Joseph “Hanshi” DOMETRICH Sr. (1935 – 2012)

DOMETRICH William “Hanshi” Joseph Dometrich, Sr. Age 77. Resident of Union, KY formerly of Covington, KY. Passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. Born March 15, 1935 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to William Herman and Clara Mae Berger Dometrich. Survived by his wife of 56 years Barbara Ellen …

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Dec 25 2012

My Herman Digital Trainer!

My favorite training tool of all time is the Herman Trainer! I introduced it at the 2010 Summer Fest. Harry Skeffington set up the software and I set up the testing components and logistics. Darin Yee had a punching device (Bob) that I attached the sensor to and Harry programmed his laptop to pick up …

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Nov 10 2012

IUKF India

S.GNANAVEL: RANK – SHODAN,  G.MURUGESAN: RANK – SHODAN, S.SABEETHA: RANK – SHODAN,  S.SANKAR, RANK – SHODAN &  SHIDOIN, R.RAJAVEL:  RANK – SHODAN &  SHIDOIN ,  G.DHAYANITHI: RANK – SHODAN & SHIDOIN, E.ALLAN DAVID: RANK – SHODAN DATE OF TEST : 29.07.2012 Congratulations to the growing IUKF family in India, with four dojo, firstly India Honbu dojo Tiruchengode,other dojos present …

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