Category Archive: Articles of Interest

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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Aug 12 2012

New Milestones for Uechi-ryu

I forgot when I created the first martial art website. It was quite primitive to be sure, but I realized the internet was something that I should explore and make part of the Uechi-ryu community and I was eager to become part of that group of pioneers who experimented with this technology. During those years …

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Aug 08 2012

More SummerFest Comments

This year’s SummerFest is being featured in quite a few FaceBook posts, along with really great pictures from last weekend’s event. Just received this note from IUKF Vice President, Darin Yee. . .   Hi George, Just a quick note to tell you how much my students and I enjoyed your 2012 summer fest.  I’ve …

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Jul 27 2012

SummerFest Masters Ceremony Awardees

2012 Summer of the Tiger Martial Arts SummerFest IUKF Masters Celebration Saturday 7-9PM Inductees: 8th Dan: Henry Thom, Peter Blackman, Bill Bauknecht 7th Dan: James Witherell, Rosario M. F. Rizzo, John Felipe, Paul Giella, 6th Dan: Fedele Cacia, David Berndt, Gerry Gross, Robb Buckland     William E. (Bill) Bauknecht I was raised on a …

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Jul 26 2012

I don’t want a promotion – rank is not important to me!

How many times does a junior student or a lower dan rank hear this from their Seniors? Many times. Probably more often than not. We think what? You don’t want higher rank? Why not? Many of our martial arts Black Belts have different reasons. Some are that they are in a tournament circuit and are not allowed …

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