Category Archive: Newsflash

May 15 2007

More Bad Science

More bad science by Bill Glasheen I hate it when “junk science” makes it into the mainstream media – particularly when it is politically motivated. I’ve been all over the CO2 “doom and gloom” scenarios in other threads. This one is about a study allegedly linking vitamin use with prostate cancer. The study will be …

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May 10 2007

How Often Do You See This???

Invitation from Darin Yee….. Darin called me yesterday and said: “Hey George… Every year a few of us enjoy a game of golf on Thursday, the day before SummerFest begins. How about inviting some of the other karate golfers to join us this year?” Well Darin. I think it is a great idea! So. . …

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Apr 21 2007

Welcome to Ihor…

Eastern Arts and Uechi-ryu.com is very pleased to welcome Iron Arm International and it’s founder, Ihor Rymaruk to our family of site sponsors. Besides supporting this site financially, Ihor will be involving himself with our renovated "On-line" Learning Center and other site activities. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Rymaruk sensei, I’ve posted …

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Apr 12 2007

Calling Topos

This forum entry is worthy of “home page” coverage. I hope you enjoy the “trip down memory lane” as much as I did this morning. For those of you who have not had the privilege of meeting “Topos”, suffice it to say that he is a national Uechi-ryu treasure who has been studying Uechi-ryu for …

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Apr 09 2007

Van Canna Sensei promoted to 9th dan & Hanshi title

Eastern Arts Newsletter Proudly announces. . . Van Canna sensei, awarded 9th degree black belt and Master’s title of “Hanshi”. April 9th, 2007   The I.U.K.F. honors Van Canna’s many years of service to the Uechi-ryu community with this master’s title and rank. George Mattson, the president of I.U.K.F. and Van Canna’s teacher, recommended to …

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Apr 01 2007

SummerFest 2007

SummerFest 2007 Hope everyone is thinking about the upcoming SummerFest for 2007. The dates are July 27-29th and the place is the Mass Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA. (Everytime I see the picture on the left, I remember all the good times and good friends these “Fests” represent to me!) I never know who will …

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Mar 27 2007

“Happenings” around the Uechi-ryu World!

Happenings of interest around the Uechi World. . . . I am constantly amazed at how many people still have difficulty navigating the Internet. Naturally I’m comfortable with our website. . . after all, I designed and created it! However, I get at least one or two email a day from frustrated loyal followers of …

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Mar 22 2007

Uechi-ryu: “A lifetime Activity”!

  Uechi-ryu: “A Lifetime Activity”! A good friend and Uechi-ryu teacher called me recently, asking advice regarding a gifted student he had, who was “breezing” through the Uechi curriculum in record time. The teacher’s question involved rules regarding speeded-up promotions and how to teach this individual, who could memorize a kata every couple days. Wow, …

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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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