Category Archive: Memorial Site

Sep 02 2016

Passing of Joe Marzilli

Dear Mr George Mattson, my name is Carlos Lopez, I was a Student and a friend of Joe Marzilli back in the 90s. I later train with Rick Potrekus in Lake Worth, florida.  It is with deep sorrow that I give you the bad news of the passing of Sensei Joe Marzilli in April 21,2016 …

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Mar 02 2016

Russ Chase Passes. . .

Russell Chase died on Okinawa from respiratory failure do to an infection in his lungs. Russ was a wonderful roll model for his students and a dedicated hard working Uechi practitioner. He will certainly be missed.

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Dec 27 2015

Another Dear Friend Passes. . .

David Finkelstein Passes A great intellectual, martial artist, writer, and friend passed away peacefully yesterday, on Christmas Eve. David Finkelstein did so shortly after the passing of his longtime companion Evelyn. If you believe in heaven, they’re now together forever. My first Uechi Ryu instructor was the late Rad Smith – a man who came …

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Sep 17 2015

Max Ainley. . . RIP

Build your own dojo with 3 simple steps! The beautiful story of Sensei Max Ainley’s dojo Quite surely most Karate practitioners would want their own private dojo one day. Not all succeed though. Only the ones willing to put much effort and believe in their dream do. Similar is the story of Sensei Max Ainley, from …

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Sep 13 2015

RIP Kanmei Uechi!

Uechi Sensei was hospitalized with Pneumothorax (collapsed lung) on Sept 11, 2015 .This illness took his life on September 13 and Funeral was held on  September.

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May 29 2015

Tim Horgan dead at 88

My good friend and Mattson Academy instructor for many years, Tim Horgan died yesterday (5/28/2015). Tim’s  friend Joe Fitzgerald wrote this very beautiful article in the Boston Herald today, that reminds us all how much Tim meant to us: ================================: As soon as word arrived that Tim Horgan, 88, died yesterday morning, memories swept over …

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Feb 08 2015

George Krob passes. . .

George Krob, an Air Force Sergeant was assigned to the Air Base at Kadena, Okinawa in 1960 and became a student of Uehara Saburo. It was Uehara who taught the Taiyoku Shodan (Taiyokoshodn) kata as a bridging kata in the Uechi system. Taiyoku Shodan was developed from the Goju Ryu system. Gojo Ryu is the closest …

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Jan 11 2015

Bill Bauknecht Passes

The Uechi world lost one its most honorable and respected martial artist last night. 1/9/2015. Bill fought a gallant fight against Cancer for over nineteen years with the the same determination, strength and patience he put into everything he ever did. He was a close friend and will be greatly missed UPDATE:   Just in from …

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Nov 04 2014

Masami Tsuruoka Passes. . .

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Masami Tsuruoka, O’Sensei, on October 10, 2014 at the age of 85. He leaves behind his loving wife Kay of 65 years, sons David (Cathy) and Kazumi, grandchildren Lucas, Christopher and Stephanie. Predeceased by his sister Hideko and brother Masaaki. Survived by his sister …

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Oct 20 2014

Shigeru Takamiyagi Passes. . .

Dear Brothers and Sisters On behalf of myself and the International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation (IUKF), I offer our most heartfelt sorrow on hearing about the death of Shigeru Takamiyagi Sensei.  He was a brilliant man of many talents and spent a lifetime developing his craft.  Much of what he taught has in some way influenced …

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