Category Archive: George Mattson’s Corner

Articles by Sensei George Mattson on many subjects

Dec 11 2013

Congratulation Buzz Durkin!

It has been my honor to have participated in many anniversaries, tournaments and celebratory events during my many years as a martial art participant. None have come close to the annual black belt presentations and celebrations that Buzz Durkin has created and hosted over the 40 years he has taught Uechi-ryu in New Hampshire. I …

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Sep 30 2013

2014 International Okinawa Karate & Kobudo Rengokai Symposium

Higaonna and Shimabukuro…. Come join two of the greatest teachers of Okinawan karate in modern times… June 6 & 7 in Atlanta, GA at the Windward Marriott Hotel…. Register by April 1, 2014 to ensure your spot in the limited space available….. The Okinawa Rengokai in cooperation with Seibukan USA, Traditional Okinawa Karate/Kobudo Organization (TOKKO), …

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Sep 28 2013

Introducing the “MyHerman” Impact Trainer

The remarkable Herman Impact Trainer was first introduced to the martial arts community at the 2010 SummerFest. Roy Bedard and Robb Buckland proved that their punch and kick techniques out powered everyone else’s, documented by Herman’s sensitive sensors and recorded in detailed statistical charts. Since that introduction of this fascinating training tool, I’ve been learning …

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Aug 07 2013

What Participants are saying!!!

Dear Sensei Mattson I had a blast at Summerfest! I was in awe of all the knowledge and skill coming together under one roof with just one purpose, to teach and learn from each other. I witnessed teachers becoming students and also students learning to be good teachers. I traveled from Nova Scotia with Victor …

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Jul 14 2013

SummerFest update – Sunday, 7/14

Susan and I have been very busy with preparations for this year’s SummerFest. I’m very pleased to learn that most of last year’s presenters will be returning and a few close friends who I haven’t heard from in awhile will be there for the weekend. One of SummerFest’s most popular teacher, Raffi Derdarian contacted me …

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Jul 05 2013

Join your friends at SummerFest!

To my martial art friends. On-line Registration HERE! August is fast approaching and I really hope to see you at SummerFest  next month.I will also be teaching Thursday (August 1st), at Darin Yee’s Plymouth dojo in a special all-day seminar called “The Event”. I will be working with kata and conditioning in the morning, kyu …

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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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