Category Archive: Summer/Winter Fests

May 08 2018

Summerfest Masters Celebration . . .

Uechi-ryu is (or should be) a life-long activity. Our senior members take their roles in our Uechi-ryu community very seriously. They train in a healthful and intelligent manner as well and are proud to display their skills in front of their peers before accepting advanced ranks and before being honored with titles of Renshi, Kyoshi …

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Feb 20 2018

Harry Skeffington – Winterfest Presenter

Notice:  Notice to Winterfest Participants Friday’s party will be held at the Copacabana (Between Donnelly & Alexander st. 6PM.   Saturday’s party will be at the 1884 Restaurant in Eustis. 6PM. Thanks. BTW golf begins at 11am on Thursday. The old course at Mount Dora. Presenter: Harry Skeffington Seminar Name:  hojo undō is not a …

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Feb 17 2018

Summerfest Masters’ Celebration – Aug 3rd and 4th

I am very pleased and honored to report that Summerfest is now the official venue for master ranks (6-10 dan) in Uechi-ryu Karate for the Butokukai and IUKF. Summerfest has always been the favorite place to highlight the promotions of senior Uechi-ryu practitioners and now, with the new facilities, the master ranks can be recognized …

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Jun 26 2017

Hope to see you at this year’s SummerFest!

As most know by now, there have been many exciting changes to George Mattson’s SummerFest this year. These changes have been brought about after many talks with senior presenters and SummerFest participants. We know that these changes are going to make this year’s training historic on many levels. The biggest change is location. This year’s …

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Jul 23 2016

Law and Self-defense Seminar – SummerFest

LAW AND SELF-DEFENSE SESSION by Attorney Mario Rizzo (This session will incorporate lecture and physical activity components.) Personal defense is a prime reason that people study the martial arts. Preparing to defend yourself requires more than the study of techniques and the physical training of one’s body. It requires studying and understanding (1) the law …

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May 24 2016

2016 Martial Art SummerFest

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Mar 20 2016

Hit Fast – Hit Hard Program Tested at Winterfest

This year’s Winterfest featured, what I consider to be, a very interesting and important self-defense topic and test.The ability to combine a calm alertness with the skill to go from a normal walking or standing posture into a reaction-ready fighting mode able to deliver a strike within a fraction of a second . I’ve been training …

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Jan 17 2016

Time for us all to Winterfest!!

Hi to all my martial art friends: Tired of shoveling snow and dealing with the freezing cold weather? You deserve a mini vacation to warm and beautiful Mount Dora Florida. . . . As an added bonus, why not sign-up for a special weekend working out and training with George Mattson and a really great …

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Aug 12 2015

SummerFest 2015

  I want to thank Sensei George Mattson and all the participants for another successful Summer Fest.  It has always been a pleasure for me to see so many of the seniors whose spent a greater portion of their lives training, developing and sharing their individual skills and knowledge in this fascinating and adaptable art …

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Jul 20 2015

SummerFest 2015

I’ve been working on the SummerFest schedule – Remember, many of the guest instructors will not be shown on the schedule. There will be a bulletin board on site with their photograph and day/time of their seminars. The 1st draft of the schedule can be downloaded HERE I am hoping that this year’s SummerFest will …

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