Category Archive: Summer/Winter Fests

Jul 10 2010

The Reason For SummerFest

  When I first ran SummerFests back in 1983 and ’84, we had more than 500 people show up during the five-day event on Thompson Island. The camp was a new experience for the Uechi community and no one quite knew what to expect. Everyone was amazed by the great experience of spending a week with the living treasures of …

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Jun 01 2010

SummerFest Highlights!!!

SummerFest Presenters’ Update From John Thurston Hello GEM Sensei: The Focus of the presentation will simply be on matters often unarticulated (except perhaps by yourself) in most Uechi classes. You will recall the number of “points” to remember that I sent you. For sure my good friend Eric O’Brien will b coming with me as …

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Feb 19 2010

WinterFest Seminar Update

Winterfest Weapon Seminar Bo & Jiffa Bo & Jiffa Discussion, training and application of the Bo staff (six foot stick) and the Jiffa (hair pin/fastener) which is also known as a Tinaka (small inside hand weapon) as they relate to martial arts training and more specifically to Uechi Ryu training and development.  The focus will …

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Feb 10 2010

Special Course at WinterFest

The Global Self-Care Initiative Acu-Hand Therapy Module I for Uechi-Ryu “WinterFest “ February 26, 27, 2010 Course Outline   Friday Afternoon Introduction Koryo Sooji Chim (Korean Hand Therapy) History Presenter Demo– Practical Application Saturday Afternoon Instruction Mapping the Hand Corresponding Areas of the Hand Relating to: Front, Back and Sides of the Body Upper and …

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Dec 03 2009

See you all in a week!

Just a note to let everyone know I’ll be out-of-touch for a week, starting Friday. IUKF is conducting a dan test in Bermuda and David Berndt and I are leaving our cell phones and computers home for the duration. I’ll be updating the WinterFest site in two weeks, but if you want to take advantage …

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Nov 02 2009

WinterFest

WinterFest, 2010 Thursday, February 25… golf: Join me and my Florida friends for a round of golf at the beautiful Mount Dora Golf Club. We will have extra clubs for those who don’t wish to bring their clubs. Friday, February 26…Uechi-ryu karate and Okinawa weapon seminars. We are expecting a large turnout this year, including many …

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Jul 28 2009

The Importance of Correct Conditioning!

What a fantastic SummerFest! [View photos HERE] I’m getting quite a few e-mail from students and teachers who attended and all the reviews were extremely favorable. As one of Uechi-ryu’s “senior” citizens, (72 next month) I try to get involved in as many of the seminars as possible and whenever appropriate, will demonstrate one of …

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Jul 27 2009

Testing at SummerFest

Testing Kids at SummerFest: I want to thank you Sensei George Mattson for allowing me to run my junior black belt test at this years’ summer camp. I must say this has been the high light of all my students’ martial art achievements. This is something my students will remember and cherish for the rest …

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Jul 18 2009

SummerFest Incentive!!!

Update from the Cape! Susan and I are enjoying a few days on Cape Cod prior to SummerFest. We arrived in Providence yesterday and was greeted with a nasty rain storm that covered most of New England. Not what we wanted to see with camp only a few days away. This morning (Wed) Bill Bauknecht, …

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Jul 16 2009

Robb Buckland Presents “FEARS” Seminars at SummerFest

SummerFest Special Newsletter You deserve to be with us at this year’s SummerFest! 24 – 25 – 26, 2009 July 16, 2009 – Vol. 3 Issue 24 Dear George, More really great seminars for this year’s SummerFest. . Robb Buckland, the founder of FEARS Ltd., is a veteran of over 30 years in the martial …

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