Category Archive: Newsflash

Apr 23 2008

John VanderLaar Dead at 48

John VanderLaar Dead at 47! (Submitted by James Gemmell) Word of longtime Uechi-ryu practitioner John VandeLaar’s passing has saddened the martial-arts community in Michigan. A Battle Creek resident, VandeLaar, 47, began studying Uechi-ryu in June 1979 under Sensei Bill Keith, and shortly thereafter became a student of Sensei Jim Thompson’s during the transitional period in …

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Apr 03 2008

David Mott’s New Video!

Update on the N.E. Junior Tournament Series:  Dear Fellow Uechi-ryu Practitioners, In support of our friend, Darin Yee, I would like to encourage you to try your best to attend future get together for training and tournament series talk. His tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 7 at the “Jungleplex” in Plymouth.He does a great …

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Apr 01 2008

March 3rd Chinese Freemasons Dinner Celebration

On March 3, The Boston Chinese Freemasons held their celebration of the beginning of a new year at the Empire Garden Restaurant on Washington Street, Downtown Boston.  The Chinese Freemason organization is the largest and most prestigious Chinese organization in the world.   There were approximately 900 plus in attendance.  The cities represented were New York, Atlanta, …

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Mar 11 2008

“Chow for Now”

Chow for Now! One of the forums’ most popular feature. . . Although I don’t contribute a lot to Mary’s forum, I do read it every day and print out the recipes for Susan to try. . . especially the ones Vicky contributes as her favorite dessert dishes! I’m a big Bagel fan, so really enjoyed …

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Mar 11 2008

Wow!!!!

Old Gallery discovered… Some of you “regulars” might remember a very large “Gallery” on this site that covered the years 2001 – 2004. Lots of very interesting pictures. BTW – you must be a “registered” member of the Uechi-ryu Karate site to access this very special gallery. (For those who are still trying to figure …

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Mar 05 2008

Bill Bauknecht

From Paul Haydu: 1984 Seminar by G. Mattson in Cardiff, CA.             Bill Bauknecht Down many times – but he always bounces back. . . Bill Bauknecht, Survivor and good guy, celebrates his 50th wedding anniversary! Susan and I sent him and his bride “Suzie” a congratulatory message last week …

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Feb 29 2008

Review: A neat project management site

check it out for a testdrive… I’m now using it for my On-line "Virtual" Dojo program. I recommend Central Desktop for Collaboration

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Feb 28 2008

This Power Thing!

Hi Art, You mention your tournament days ,you must have had a certain explosiveness then ,was this the contributing factor in ,or towards your indepth study of explosiveness ,or was it something very different ?. Max. ================= This Power Thing Interesting question Max, I’ll try to explain the difference in tournament fighting and reality. Tournament fighting …

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Feb 19 2008

Photo Gallery Specs

From Paul Giella. . The Hut group is going strong. We have developed a new kumite for 2008, called the “push/grab kumite”, meaning the all the attacks are pushes or grabs and all the defenses are jujitsu/judo/aikido-like adaptations of Uechi-ryu moves. We have also learned the new kata from Okinawa, ‘Ryuko’, and are practicing it …

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Feb 13 2008

Fedele Cacia Racing at Sebring

A Day at the Races! While at WinterFest, Fedele Cacia invited me to the famous Sebring Raceway in Central Florida to watch him race his custom Porsche! Wow, what an experience! And what a difference from my racing days in the 1960s, when I completely rebuilt a 1958 TR3, turning a tame little sports car …

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