Category Archive: Newsflash

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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Jan 13 2007

Seeking Perfection in TMA!!!

Interesting discussion going on in Bill’s Forum. Gets to the heart of TMA training and the discipline associated with trying to perform technique in an accurate manner. I see some very interesting subjects that are near and dear to all of us who spend a lifetime practicing a martial art. Is there something about the …

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Jan 12 2007

Early Threat RecogniTion Skills

Reading Behavioral Intent Threat Pattern Recognition and Early Threat Recognition Skills “Reading Behavioral Intent” by Darren Laur No matter the mode of attack (psychological, emotional, verbal, physical), or if the threat is armed or not, what can give us the tactical advantage, especially in the pre-contact phase of a confrontation, is the ability to recognize …

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Jan 04 2007

2006 China Tour photo gallery

Pictures from 2006 China Tour… Susan came back from the Post Office this afternoon with a package from Darin Yee. Turned out to be a CD with over 2000 pictures taken by the group members during their recent trip to China. When the tour participants travelled, they had to break up into smaller groups in …

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Jan 04 2007

Ernest Lieb Dies in Train Accident

Ernest Lieb Dies in Train Accident Dear Mr. Mattson, I do not know whether You have heard this sad news, but unfortunately I have heard about it only today. I have to admit that I was literally shocked by what I heard! Martial Arts Pioneer Ernest-Ernie H. Lieb – founder of the American Karate Association …

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