Category Archive: Articles of Interest

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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Dec 28 2006

Considering another trip

Hi People, I just finished editing the 2006 China Trip photos. Took a while for everyone to get their pictures to me. Then again, I’m not the most computer literate person in the world. Anyways, the pictures will be sent to Sensei George Mattson and he will have them posted very soon. At this time, …

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Dec 25 2006

New Dojo Grand opening

Important Announcement: Open House Date Changes! Happy Holidays to all. I apologize for not being more active in my communication with everyone. I have been working on getting my new dojo open. Prior to this opening, I had promises I had to keep for doing seminars. It will be tough to travel after I open. …

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Dec 15 2006

The P.R. Corner

Darin Yee has requested an area that deals specifically with his Public Relations responsibilities for IUKF. So – As I am always eager to help out those who work hard for the benefit of Uechi-ryu – Here is the all new P.R. Corner for Darin. Happy Holidays to all. I apologize for not being more …

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Nov 25 2006

Strength for the Streets

BOOK RELEASED Strenght for the Streets _ by my long time ago student, Frank DeMeo.                                      by Van Canna www.americanstrengthtraining.com This is a training package geared towards trainer and /or coaches who want to enhance their offerings to their clients. It also has online support for one year included.

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