Category Archive: The Uechi Community

Dec 03 2010

1985 WinterFest on Okinawa

Click on the “Pictures” gallery in the top frame and check out the latest video clips I’ve uploaded on WinterFest 1985, which was conducted on Okinawa. The first clips were taken during the training sessions and the last were of the All Okinawa Karate Championships. I put the tour together and over 100 participants came …

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Nov 14 2010

2010 World Championship in Argentina.

Today was the first day of the 2010 World Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Rengokai Championship in Argentina. With the participation of 800 competitors signed up, in the categories of Kata Kobudo and Karate Kata. Sensei Carlos Ciriza (Uechi-ryu Kenyukai) led a team of 5 competitiors representing Uechi-ryu: 1. Jorge Ortega, kata category Danes over 40 …

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Oct 28 2010

Uechi-ryu for a lifetime!

Good day George, I wanted write this e-mail to thank you for signing a copy of your book that I bought last winter for my son Alex; it was a great surprise for him and it meant a lot that it was signed from you to him.  The timing of the book  was a good …

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Sep 28 2010

From Nidan to Sandan, Virtually!

From Nidan to Sandan, Virtually. by Dan Maestas We, as a society, have become extremely reliant on a virtual world. Many products and services are offered and delivered from a nonexistent entity, the internet. Sports fans play fantasy sports, businesses conduct virtual meetings and students can even get a college degree online. But what about …

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Sep 23 2010

How I found Uechi-ryu

How I found Uechi-ryu I started studying Uechi-ryu in 2006 when my son, not me, enrolled in a kids class. In my school, the children’s curriculum is more about focusing, listening, coordination and confidence. All of which are taken in small steps and kicks, and are measurable.  Not everyone can teach children this and keep …

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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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May 17 2009

Canadian Uechi-ryu

Canada Uechi-ryu Update. . . I just wanted to let you know that Uechi-Ryu katas are starting to make there mark at regional tournaments. My son Aidan is now the 2009 Atlantic kata champion in 12 to 13 yrs old blue to brown belt. On May 9th Aidan competed in the Atlantic Karate championships in …

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Feb 24 2009

Jennifer Bustin

  Founding member and principal violinist, Jennifer Bustin, has managed the group since its beginning and is one of Edmonton’s most active freelance performers dividing her activities between performing with the Strathcona String Quartet and frequent appearances in various ensembles in the province including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, and the …

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Jan 24 2009

TigerMartialArts

HI!   Hope your new year is starting out Wonderfully!   I just wanted to share some awesome news!  We expanded the dojo by over 800 square feet and renovated the entire thing!  If you go to our website – www.tigermartialarts.info and go to the pictures page you will see the stages of the renovation.  …

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Jan 04 2009

50th Anniversary SummerFest Masters’ Celebration

Here is a segment of the “Masters’ Celebration ceremony, conduted during the 2008 Martial Art SummerFest: Low image resolution clip (last half of celebration ceremony): Higher resolution clip of Mattson performing Sanseiryu High resolution clip of Mattson performing Sanseiryu at Buzz Durkins  2008 Promotional Celebration   Thanks to the Board of Directors for helping organize …

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