Category Archive: Summer/Winter Fests

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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Jun 12 2016

2016 SummerFest

Register early and earn a substantial discount. Click Here to register now for this exciting and memorable weekend. View the 2016 Summerfest Schedule HERE!

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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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Jul 06 2015

2015 Juniorfest Saturday, Aug 8th

Juniorfest is a special program held at the Summerfest weekend by Darin Yee An announcement to all Jr. Campers for this year’s George Mattson’s summer fest event.  Students of all ranks are welcome.  The date is Saturday August 8. The day starts at 10am with warm up exercises and our workout continues to 11:30 when …

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Jun 07 2015

New Summerfest Presenters!!!

Sensei Rick Bortolotti” “I’d like to share the Seisan Bo Kata. Developed by Sensei David Mott, it utilizes Uechi-Ryu body mechanics and stances, including the Seisan jump with Bo. As the Taji Classics state, “where my body stops, my intent continues, where my intent stops spirit continues”, working with the bo is a great way to …

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Jun 01 2015

Summerfest 2015

Wow. . . June already! Time to begin working on Summerfest for this year. I’ve been receiving lots of calls and e-mail from teachers and students who are attending and asking for more information regarding scheduling, Master Celebration and other activities. Summerfest has been running successfully since 1983 and during this time, has evolved through …

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