Category Archive: Newsflash

Dec 31 2006

Happy New Year All. . .

Happy New Year to all members and visitors to Uechi-ryu.com and Eastern Arts, from the Mattson family here in Florida. Tonight is Susan and my wedding anniversary. Sue thought it would be a good idea to pick a day that I could hardly forget! I’m lucky because we met on the evening that “Tiny” Tim …

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Dec 29 2006

Coming back on the Floor!!

Our “Women and the Martial Arts” forum moderator Dana Sheets, is a gifted karate teacher and important to our forums, a talented writer. In the following “thread”, Dana asked some tough questions that all dojo owners probably asked at one time or another. What is your dojo’s policy?? [Click here to view more of this …

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Dec 27 2006

Real Experiences against a Knife!

Fascinating discussion going on in the Forums. Check it out! The Surprise/Sudden Blade What is it and what are the proper ways of dealing with it? (BTW – Thats Rory, teaching at SummerFest!) What are the possible indicators and tell-tales that someone is ready to deploy a blade or worse, that they already have it …

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Dec 26 2006

Black Belt Test Guide Clarification, Part 2

Black Belt Test Requirements Q: What are the requirements for IUKF Black Belt testing? A: IUKF Black Belt testing requirements are as follows: • Must be an IUKF member in good standing* • An official IUKF test application must be submitted and approved 30 days prior to testing along with appropriate test fees. o Testing …

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Dec 26 2006

Black Belt Test Guide Clarifications Part 1

One of the first committees formed by Mr. Skeffington, was to go over the Black Belt Test Guide book, published in 1988 as a soft cover book and updated by the author in 2006 as an e-Book and clarify all the standards and requirements to 2006 recommendations. In the following section, Mr. Skeffington presents the …

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Dec 21 2006

Blind Date with Sanchin

Blind date with Sanchin… By Eva (From Belgium) Sounds like a crazy idea but actually it is a wonderful experience.Why I would like to share this with you is partly because I feel that there will be a lot of new things to discover. On the other hand because I am interested to know if …

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Dec 18 2006

Karate & Film making!

Exploring Karate from a Film Maker’s Perspective… I found this fascinating post by our “Women & the Martial Arts” Forum moderator, Dana Sheets. Hope you enjoy it as well. Click on Dana’s picture to read the topic. GEM In my graduate experience, (filmmaking) we watched and deconstructed scenes from films, explored film theory, did a …

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Dec 16 2006

Chow Now w/Mary

“Chow Now” with Mary! And you thought our forums were only about the Martial Arts! Our “Chow Now” moderator keeps things lively and interesting, even if you aren’t much of a cook. (Click on Mary’s picture to visit her forum) GEM Holiday Recipes Planning to do some baking this weekend and trying to come up …

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Dec 13 2006

Training

Training with Dave! (From his Forum)   Originally posted by MikeKThanks Dave, you did. The way things are going I’ll be needing some protection during training in the next couple of months.Just wondering if you ever do any kind of training without the gear on at all and if so what is it like? Mike …

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Dec 11 2006

I had a “blast” at Dave’s training last week.

SummerFest 2007 – July 27-29th Be sure to make plans to attend 2007 SummerFest. Now is the time to find those great flight discount rates. Susan is working with the Maritime Academy on prices. Registration information will be available soon.   I had a “blast” at Dave Young’s training last week. Training with “realism”, practicing within spitting distance …

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