Category Archive: Articles of Interest

May 02 2008

Masters’ Celebration

Note:The Board of Directors met on Sunday, May 4th and unanimously approved the recommendations for rank.Masters’ Celebration at SummerFest 2008 I am very proud to announce the following candidates names have been submitted to the “Titles” Committee by the candidates’ instructors and the IUKF Committee of Hanshi and have been submitted to both the “Titles” Committee and the …

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Apr 13 2008

First Tournament

I am happy to inform everyone the first tournament of our “Uechi Karate Championship Series” turned out very well. As usual, most of the active Uechi community in the Northeast took part in these get together. There were more then 120 competitors this tournament and we are looking to improve with each passing tournament. My …

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Jan 09 2008

Website Update

Wow! Kimo Wall just sent me an e-mail, saying he is coming to WinterFest!I’m very pleased with the response this year. Should be a full house. Sunday, Jan20th will be the last day to register. Last Minute WinterFest Registrations!!!! Jan 25-27, 2008 [update: it is fixed!} Click Here If you tried to register on-line within …

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Dec 31 2007

The Student and The Master

The Student and The Master To the reader, please do not make any more of this than a student’s inquisition for knowledge and understanding. I have been a student of martial arts for over 47 years.  In 1988, I was honored with “master” status by the Government in Southern China.  Although Hung-Gar was my major …

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Jul 04 2007

Pre-Summer Camp Developments 2007

Original students of Sensei George Mattson Van Canna and Art Rabesa will be honored at Summer Camp on Saturday night, where they will receive their 9th Dan certificates from the IUKF.  This will be an historic evening. The IUKF Board is currently discussing and developing a set of guidelines for conferring the titles of Renshi, …

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Apr 09 2007

Van Canna Sensei promoted to 9th dan & Hanshi title

Eastern Arts Newsletter Proudly announces. . . Van Canna sensei, awarded 9th degree black belt and Master’s title of “Hanshi”. April 9th, 2007   The I.U.K.F. honors Van Canna’s many years of service to the Uechi-ryu community with this master’s title and rank. George Mattson, the president of I.U.K.F. and Van Canna’s teacher, recommended to …

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Mar 31 2007

Whoon Hei (chi)

I have long stayed away from any comments on this subject for fear of contradictions to another’s belief or understanding of such.  The practice of hei ghoun has always been a portion of every kung fu style I’ve learned beginning in 1960 and also in the twenty or so years I’ve been going to China …

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Mar 27 2007

“Happenings” around the Uechi-ryu World!

Happenings of interest around the Uechi World. . . . I am constantly amazed at how many people still have difficulty navigating the Internet. Naturally I’m comfortable with our website. . . after all, I designed and created it! However, I get at least one or two email a day from frustrated loyal followers of …

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Mar 07 2007

IUKF Statement of Purpose

IUKF Statement of Purpose   The IUKF Board of Directors welcomes the opportunity to help redefine the mission and role of this important organization.  After much thought and discussion, the Board has agreed on the following picture of how the IUKF should best function, for the benefit of its members, and the art…. The IUKF will …

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Jan 31 2007

Dojo Grand Opening

I would like to congratulate John Page on the opening of his dojo in Ayer, Massachusetts. Sensei Mattson and I were there on January 28 for the festivities along with Fedel, Pat Saunders, Vinny, Harry Sheffington and many others. Please excuse my not mentioning your name if you were there as I am getting older …

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