Interactive Training System Fantastic new way to measure Speed, Timing, Reflexes and Power! Highly recommended by George E. Mattson Click image to order.Be Sure To Look At www.hermantrainer.com for action video clips on usage of the system. NOVEMBER 18, 2015 ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE INVENTOR OF ”HERMAN”View full post
Hello to my Brothers and Sisters of Uechi-Ryu, Due to some over zealous training at my age, I will be facing some serious shoulder surgery this December 16th. I could be sidelined for about 6 months. If this surgery is successful, I will then have the same surgery performed on my left shoulder. This …View full post
Hi Sensei Mattson and Susan Just wanted to share this photo with you. On October 24th, the Chilliwack Uechi Ryu Dojo and the West Coast Uechi Ryu Academy, hosted Sensei David Mott. The day consisted of an IUKF Dan test in the a.m. Successful candidates were: Mathieu Vena, Shodan. Alexandra Tonn, Nidan. Matt Tonn, Nidan …View full post
Kyusho Self Protection, Health & Wellness Centers Kyusho Discussion 7 October 9, 2015 | Add a Comment Hanshi George Mattson - Florida, USA Going back to 1996, I was introduced to Hanshi George Mattson through a new friend I had met at a Jujitsu America convention, Steve DiOrio. From that introduction, Steve and I asked permission (yes folks …View full post
I’ve been sent the new wireless unit to test out and must say that it works great. . . for an entirely different audience and purpose than the original “wired” sensor unit. The wireless sensors are sturdy and weight about 1/2 oz and measure 1″X2″ and are 3/8″ deep. Being wireless gives the program tremendous …View full post
Sep 23 2010
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Sep 23 2010
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 their interest going – we were lucky. This is not a “belt factory”
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Sep 09 2010
Webinar for Summerfest and Winterfest fans!
This year’s Summerfest was smaller than usual and caused a number of participants to contact Susan and me with suggestions for making future events more popular. I think a lot of people were concerned that we might stop hosting the events because of lack of interest.
I’m sure the economy has played a big part in people expressing interest in attending but not showing up. Others speculate that the interest in mixed martial arts has taken away excitement formally reserved for karate events. Whatever the reason, be assured that our SummerFest and WinterFest will continue!
During the next couple of months I will be hosting a series of online webinar focusing on different subjects and I would like our first Webinar to tackle the subject – “How can we make SummerFest more appealing to Martial Artist?”
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Aug 27 2010
Very interesting topic on Van Canna’s Self Defense Realities that involves gang attacks. We don’t spend a lot of time dealing with gang attacks in the dojo, although our advanced Konshiwa Bunkai is a multiple attack and part of the defense is making sure you move in such a way that you only have to deal with one attacker at a time. Jason posted a couple of clips in which one victim used this strategy quite well.
I’m not sure, but it appears that more and more gang violence is taking place now than any other time I can recall. Obviously avoidance is the best defense, but when you don’t have a choice, do you have a defense???
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Aug 07 2010
So many people love our “Harley” (Wheaton Terrior) that when I learned that one is available for adoption, I wanted to give the Uechi world a “heads up”. My golfing buddy, Bill Hollingsworth,who is a volunteer for a Florida rescue center, requests that anyone interested in “Molly”, contact Melissa:
Melissa Nelson in Miami, Florida
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Greater Tampa Bay
Remember – Sue and I drove all the way to Kansas for “Harley” and would do it again in a second.
Here is more information:
George–this Molly is the dog that has to be placed in a new home due to financial reasons–the current owner has three Wheatens and is in a divorce process and can’t afford the upkeep on more than one dog–she is keeping the 13 year old — the third dog was placed last Sun.–Molly is available (without a fee).
Molly is 10 years old and has been with the same owner since it was a puppy. she is AKC registered and a very sweet girl I’m told. I have not seen the dog but have talked to the current owner who is so sad she has to give the dog up!! Molly needs groomed and brought up-to-date on meds. Because the current owner had to go back to work the dogs are left alone for 10 hours a day and that is sad!!! If you can help find a home for her you would be a HERO and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Fl. would be greatfull!! Thanks for looking and hopefully helping–Bill
This information is from the rescue center:
Molly and Morgan are pure bred Wheatens. They have been together since they were puppies and tragically, they now need a new home. Their person has fallen on hard times and can no longer afford to take care of them. Molly is 10 and Morgan is 13. If you are an older person, they would be a perfect pair for you. They are sweet, healthy dogs just looking for a loving home to live out their golden years. We would like to place them together but will separate them if we must. Could you find it in your heart to adopt these two wonderful dogs? They are located near Cocoa, FL. There would be no adoption fee. Please call us or go to our website at http://flwheatenclub.org/ and click on Rescue to fill out the adoption application.
Molly and Morgan is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered
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Aug 04 2010
Rory was at SummerFest all three days and conducted numerous seminars on subjects covered in his “Meditations on Violence” book and topics that will be in his new book that is being published soon. Rory will be in Boston all week and if you have the opportunity to participate in one of his seminars, please do.
In this Youtube video, Sensei Jason Gould of Boston’s Emerald Necklace Martial Arts sits down with Rory Miller, self-defense and tactics expert and author of “Meditations on Violence.” The two discuss martial arts and real world violence: decisonmaking under stress, legal and ethical aspects of self-defense, conflict de-escalation, and the dynamics of fighting.
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Jul 25 2010
Summer Camp 2010!!!!
I just wanted to take a second and say I am really looking forward to seeing all of my Uechi friends/family next weekend.
Sadly, I am only able to attend on Saturday. Should be there around 10:30 or so. Won’t be able to stay the entire day but will stay as long as I can. I will teach as much or as little as Sensei needs.
It is great to say I have two JKD students coming to camp (they will be there earlier than me for sure) as well as one Uechi student. My JKD guys are looking forward to working with Rory as they bought his book and are anxious to meet him.
I will be teaching a class on weapons. Specfically stick and knife. This will be a very combative class. No drills or patterns. Just some nasty Filipino stuff. Perhaps some empty hand tactics as well.
I will NOT have many extra sticks and knives. Please bring your own if you can.
Sensei, please set aside one copy of your new book for me.
Take care folks,
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