Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Jan 06 2009

Uechi-ryu & “Real” Fighting

So You Wanna be a “Real” fighter! OK. . . in my last editorial, I shocked many by stating “if you really want to learn how to fight, I don’t recommend that you try to accomplish it at a Uechi dojo or any other martial art dojo!” So, if you want to be a fighter …

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Jan 01 2009

“Reality” check from George Mattson’s “Swamp” dojo!

“Reality” check from George Mattson’s “Swamp” dojo! I’m going to tackle a subject that I’ve covered many times in the past.  Although most of my students and many of my associates clearly understand my position on the subject, others continue to hammer away blissfully, shadowboxing with words and rallying enthusiastically against a foe that only …

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Dec 28 2008

Happy New Year

              Happy New Year to all. . . 2008 was both an exciting and enjoyable year for the Mattson family. SummerFest was a huge success, with friends and associates taking the opportunity to work out together while helping me celebrate 50 years of teaching Uechi-ryu karate. 2008 WinterFest was also …

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Dec 14 2008

Art of fighting vs Reality

One of the  most misunderstood concepts students have while training, is the relationship of our Uechi-ryu art to actual fighting. I often tell the story of my early training on Okinawa in the ’50s and a new student who, after his first lesson, wanted to “test” his fighting skills in a bar, just using his …

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Dec 13 2008

articles to be added

Petar Bogunovic’s Report from Serbia / Yugoslavia: Sept, 2000 Point of View Archives

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Dec 13 2008

Jennie Croft/Ju Jitsu

JENNIE CROFT/ JU JITSU “Ooh, better not get on the wrong side of you, you’ll knock my block off!” I have lost count of the amount of times people have said that to me since I started practicing Ju Jitsu over three years ago. Well the time has come for me to dispel the myths …

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Dec 13 2008

Rebuttal to Response (empty force)

Response to the Empty Force Test and Rebuttal John David Morenski, M.D. A previous issue of Swft published an article I co-authored concerning the test of an individual who claimed on a popular martial arts web-page, www.uechi-ryu.com, that he could perform extraordinary feats through his mastery of chi 1. These included healing people of illnesses …

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Dec 13 2008

An Empty Force

An Empty Force John David Morenski, M.D. and William P. Glasheen, Ph.D. The Claim: On one of the forums of a very popular marital arts web page, www.uechi-ryu.com, an individual claimed he could perform rather extraordinary feats which include the ability to move others without touching them. Chi, also spelled “Qi” or “Ki,” has become …

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Dec 13 2008

Future of Uechi-ryu Karate

Looking towards the future! by George E. Mattson As 2000 winds down, thoughts turn towards the new year and new hopes and aspirations. Among other things I’ve been accused of by my detractors, is being a dreamer! In the early 60s I saw Uechi-ryu prominently involved with the emerging freefighting era. In the early 70s …

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Dec 13 2008

Fajin in Uechi-ryu Karate

Copyright 2001 by David Elkins, 1160 Garden Grove, Roseburg, OR 97470 Telephone # 541/672-3565 ELEMENTS OF FAJIN IN UECHI-RYU KARATE By David Elkins, L.C.S.W This article will examine two movements from the hojo undo(preparatory exercises) sequence of Uechi-Ryu Karate and explore elements of fajin (expressed energy) contained therein. Each hojo undo sequence will be described, …

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