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WinterFest – 2017

2017 Uechi-ryu WinterFest
March 10 Р11 Р12, 2017

Friday, Saturday and Sunday- Event will be held indoors at the “Park” Building (see picture) on corner of Donnelly and 5th Ave.

Note: Canadians will receive a discount! (because of their dollar devaluation)

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2013 WinterFest information


Friday, , 9AM: – 3PM Seminars by Master Instructors.

Lunch from 12 – 1PM
3pm-7PM: Sightseeing, free time

2PM – 3:30PM Black Belt Testing – 1-5th dan.


Saturday – WinterFest Seminars 9AM-4PM

Saturday: 9AM-3PM: All day workout. . . Traditional Uechi-ryu, Okinawan traditional weapon training, Grappling, Sport competition, Realist “mindset” training.

Lunch from 12 – 1PM

Sunday: Open practice 9AM-11:00AM Lunch hour 11AM – 1:30PM. Open practice from 1:30PM – 4PM

Tuition, which includes lunch: $100 for one day, $175 for all three days.
Friday evening party: 7PM- 11PM: Party at Restaurant to be determined

WinterFest Seminars

Traditional Uechi-ryu, Okinawan traditional weapon training, Grappling, Sport competition, Realist “mindset” training.


Presenters: Posted as they are confirmed: George Mattson, Darin Yee, Tim Dando, Patty Dando,  David Berndt, Roy Bedard, John Spencer, Bill Glasheen, George Schriefer, Joe Guidry, Harry Skeffington, Tom Bentley. Plus 3 special guests from Cuba!

[New] Uechi grappling methods by George Schriefer!

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 be on body movement and the development and application of power.

The weapons training complements and supplements good Uechi training by the utilization of the whole body – arms, shoulders, hips, legs, etc.,. Applications of the techniques will demonstrate the interrelationship of weapons and empty hand movements as they relate to the effective execution of Uechi movements. Hopefully, all attendees will leave with a better understanding of the Uechi system and an improved ability to execute their Uechi techniques.

George Schriefer and Joe Guidry will be working with the Bo and Jiffa on Friday and Saturday.Rick Potrekus will be with us on Saturday, working with advanced students. I will be teaching a traditional Uechi-ryu class on Friday and Saturday morning from 9-10AM.

This is going to be a fantastic year. Make your plans early to be part of the action. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.


George E. Mattson

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Good web resources:

Mount Dora: What you need to know


Points of Interest in Mount Dora:

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