Category Archive: Newsflash

Mar 14 2007

Looking to the future

Looking to the Future. . . There was an interesting thread on the forums, relating to why we study Uechi-ryu and how important our links are to Okinawa. I haven’t had time to discuss this issue in detail, but while pulling out an old article for a friend, happened across this editorial I wrote in …

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Feb 27 2007

FestivalsofSpeed

Festivals of Speed! One of the “perks” I get, since moving to Florida, is working with and enjoying the annual Festivals of Speed that takes place in St. Petersburg Florida every year. This year it will be held on the weekend of March 23rd & 24th. (see the website for details) I’m posting this for a couple …

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Feb 21 2007

Scott Higa visits Shubukan

Vistors, Visitors. . . I really enjoy Visitors! In my editorials I sometimes get carried away, expounding on martial art problems that piss me off big time. Tonight I’m going to take a different tact and talk about things that make me really, really happy. I just finished teaching and working out in a class …

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Feb 19 2007

Video Archives

Odds and Ends. . . First, I would like to thank all of you who enjoy my editorials and have taken the time to e-mail and let me know how much you appreciate this site. Also, thanks to those of you who purchased my New England Seminars DVD. As a bonus, I am including one of …

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Feb 14 2007

What is “traditional”?

What is “Traditional”. . . When we speak about martial arts? This is another of those taboo topics where strong opinions are held by all. I get a kick out of those from any of the opinion camps, who can’t rest until everyone understands and approves what they do and why they do it! Today …

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Feb 08 2007

New England Visit

New England Visit. . . I broke a long standing vow, not to visit anywhere cold! Fortunately I didn’t give away all my cold weather gear and therefore didn’t freeze during my recent trip to Boston.Although the weather wasn’t very cooperative, my New England friends made sure every moment of my trip was both enjoyable …

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Jan 29 2007

Karate Philosophy of Bill Bauknecht

Personal Philosophy of Bill Bauknecht! Many times over the years of training, all of us in the martial arts, at some time, has sustained an injury that has hindered our training. Some are serious and some are just little bumps and bruises. These can be broken down as an injury, disease, temporary or permanent, any …

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Jan 24 2007

Busy Weekend for G.E. Mattson

I’m flying to Boston Thursday, Jan 25th and will be spending the day with Darin Yee. Friday, I’ll be visiting Bill Bauknecht who continues doing well with his ongoing fight with cancer. Bill is somewhat of a hero to others who are also fighting multiple myeloma (a blood & bone disease) because of his 12+ …

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Jan 21 2007

The Chinese Negotiator

“The Chinese Negotiator” I’m currently reading a very interesting book, written by Robert M. March (Author of the Japanese Negotiator) and Su-Hua Wu. Wish this book had been written in the late 80s while I was working for an international trading company in the Boston area. Susan and I hosted a number of Chinese delegations …

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Jan 15 2007

Traditional Martial Arts

Just received an email from old friend and student, David Finkelstein: "Memories of Rolf Cahn, one of your first students, and my flamenco guitar teacher, who first told me about you and your prowessSince I’ve been practicing a lot of guitar these past years, my thoughts turn occasionally to Rolf Cahn, who several years ago …

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