Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Oct 27 2012

Hard/Soft Systems – Part two!

Thank you everyone for your response to my last posting regarding my understanding of our hard and soft system (pong gai noon).  I especially appreciate the practitioners who come to realize if we are to continue enjoying and training in this wonderful art from China and redirected in Okinawa, our bodies can not maintain this …

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Oct 21 2012

“Force” is Velocity Times Mass!

The origin of Uechi-Ryu is named Pong-Gai Noon which translated from Chinese means half hard and half soft.  A true understanding of this style commits the practitioner to learn and understand its’ movement in a hard path and with little to no effort use this same movement in a soft path.  Both paths should produce …

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Oct 18 2012

Quarterly Workout Schedule

      Just a short note to inform you we have arranged for quarterly workouts for our Uechi-Ryu Family.  These workouts will be 3 hours and hosted by dojo owners graciously willing to take on the task for their fellow Uechi-Ryu practitioners. The dojo owner will lead with warm ups and the rest is up …

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Oct 16 2012

Why IUKF???

Why belong to IUKF? Students and teachers join because they wish to support IUKF’s efforts to provide a members orientated website, conference rooms, activities, workouts and timely communicated newsletters that keep them up-to-date in happenings related to the Uechi-ryu world. Lets explore another benefit. . . . What few people realize, is that the Mattson Academy, …

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Sep 28 2012

Dues are Due!

DUES R DUE It’s that time of the year when I sit down for hours and hand write invoices for membership dues for IUKF/SCMAA. Not being very computer literate, in spite of Sensei Mattson’s guidance and throwing his hands up, I do this ritual a couple times a year. I try to cycle the due …

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Sep 25 2012

Just What is Uechi-ryu?

Uechi Ryu Karate Do Uechi Ryu Karate is a family style that comes from Okinawa but its roots are in Southern China in the Fuzhou region of Fujian province.  It was shortly before the turn of the 20th century that the system’s originator Kanbun Uechi spent approximately 13 years in Southern mainland China, where he …

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Sep 09 2012

Roid Attack??? What do you think?

California MMA fighter Jarrod Wyatt, accused of ripping out friend’s heart and tongue, pleads guilty to murder Witnesses say the two had ingested hallucinogenic mushrooms before the attack and believed they were involved in a struggle between God and the devil THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2012, 10:04 AM DEL NORTE COUNTY SHERIFF; FACEBOOK This …

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Aug 25 2012

George Mattson Personal Auction!

  Auction is over! Lots of action and lots of great deals! Watch for the next auction, coming soon. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The auction program only allows one picture per item. The photograph I included in the auction didn’t do justice to the beauty of these beautifully crafted works of art. Therefore I took a few more …

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Aug 13 2012

Vancouver Seminar and Promotional

by George E. Mattson I always look forward to visiting Sensei Jim Maloney and his students in the Vancouver area. Although they are the “new” guys and gals in our ever growing Uechi family, they are the most dedicated and hard working group I have ever seen. This incredible spirit becomes contagious to all who …

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