Oh yes… you can turn off the three clips on top. The Vancouver clip is at the bottom of the clip section. Let me know how you enjoy it.
The Recipe There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning. -Christopher Morley- It doesn’t matter whether your baking a cake, some gluten free brownies, (ha ha Susan) or trying to develop a successful team with a sense of community……… The blending of ingredients is the benchmark of success, not the ingredients themselves. Grand Master …View full post
Our May 11th “regional workout” like the previous 2 was a huge success. Our number of attendees were 50 plus. They came from all of the surrounding states and traveled as far as 3 to 4 hours to honor us with their participation. Sensei Gary Wong 8th dan and I were both part of the …View full post
This is just a quick note to thank you for joining me for the annual kung fu dinner in Boston. This was always a great reason for Uechi people to get together for festivities outside of a workout. We get to join the largest martial arts organizations in Boston’s Chinatown and their associates from the …View full post
Amazing how many videos, pictures and memories one can accumulate in a lifetime. I have a storage locker filled with memorabilia that I’m trying to catalog and digitize for the future Martial Art Library my friends are creating. Hope you enjoy some of the memories that didn’t make it into my last book, “The Way of Uechi-ryu …View full post
Feb 19 2007
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Feb 14 2007
Max has been documenting his training philosophy posts on the “Heart-Mind-Spirit” forum on a regular basis for awhile, describing in detail his very unique and disciplined training practices.
Max never preaches that what he does is better or worse than any other method. But to Max, his very unusual (at least to modern Uechi practitioners) training practices are part of his “traditional” Uechi-ryu.
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Feb 08 2007
New England Visit. . .
I wish Bill would go public with his opinions, since he like the majority of other Uechi practitioners, prefer to remain silent and upset rather than stepping up and getting involved and being heard.
As I write this article I look over to the right frame and see that there are 689 people on uechi-ryu.com! Then I go to the Forums and see that 4 people are reading or posting! When I asked Bill why he doesn’t post or even read the forums, his answer pretty much mirrors what everyone else says when I ask them the same question. . .
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Jan 31 2007
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Jan 29 2007
Personal Philosophy of Bill Bauknecht!
I fall into the following categories: Disease, Permanently disabled and, hardest to accept, Age.
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Jan 24 2007
Sunday we will be heading for Ayer, MA where John Page is holding his new dojo’s Grand Opening, also beginning at 10AM and where I’ll be teaching a class. All are invited to attend. Click Here for details.
New e-Books now available.
There are lots of video clips on the web showing the public how tough Uechi guys are. My goal in producing instructional DVDs and e-Books has been to make it possible for new students to learn enough about the basics to inspire them to search for a dojo where they could receive advanced training and. . . to dispel some of the myths and dangerous impressions commonly believed by both Uechi practitioners and the general public. My intentions have always been to show that what we do is possible for the average person and indeed, can contribute to one’s general health instead of actually being a dangerous activity to pursue.
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Jan 22 2007
Chairman’s Report on Recent IUKF Developments Paul Haydu
For January 2007
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Jan 21 2007
“The Chinese Negotiator”
opportunities.Our trading company explored many of these business plans and elected for a number of reasons to pass on them.
We decided that America was going to be rediscovering the motorscooter and we thought it would be a good idea if the scooter they discovered was ours.
Many trips to China and with lots of help from my partner’s family, we obtained marketing rights in North America from a respected factory that wanted to work with us. The whole process wasn’t easy. . . there were many models that were flown over for testing that didn’t pass muster. . . and finally, after nearly three years, we gave final approval to our present model line of scooters. All our scooters are certified by the very strict DOT and EPA tests that govern all USA motor products. In addition, our MetroRider line has also passed the stringent California environmental tests.
During the time we were working with the factory, I was busy locating and finalizing an exclusive distributorship agreement with a really great person who runs an extremely successful business and like me, believes in the future of motorscooters in America.
I am continuing to work with our China factory, importing products and developing new models. . . wait ’til you see our “Zoomer” line. . . and in my spare time will be selling a specialty line of MetroRiders to the martial artists that visit Uechi-ryu.com.
Check out the video clip showing the first two models I’m offering for sale. If you live in Florida, you can schedule a test drive and workout at the same time.
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Jan 15 2007
"Memories of Rolf Cahn, one of your first students, and my flamenco guitar teacher, who first told me about you and your prowess
Since I’ve been practicing a lot of guitar these past years, my thoughts turn occasionally to Rolf Cahn, who several years ago I learned had died in the 90s. But just today I googled him, and found a couple of articles about him, written in or around 1994, the year he died. I think you’d find them interesting if you hadn’t checked them out before."
He said I was wasting my life going to school and set up a meeting with a visiting officer of the Israeli army who tried to recruit me to train their troops in karate! I was tempted by the money offered, but decided to finish college before making any career moves. I found this clip on the net:
|"Rolf was an outlaw, or rather, he was a lawmaker. It was six months before I was able to understand his lingo and another year before I could follow his craft of coffee making. He was a master of both creation and destruction.
Rolf’s thumbnails, his only manicured part, were kept long for two reasons – boogie bass lines and blinding opponents. Within Rolf’s words, guitar lines, left hooks, and coffee-making rig lived a mastery of the essential."
The Forum topic on the value of repetition of TMA movements has evolved into a mostly friendly exchange of viewpoints and finally even I jumped into the Frey.
Before sharing this with the thousands of you who for some reason or other don’t venture onto the forums, I wanted to highlight one example of a universally respected senior martial artist who has spent nearly all of his life performing his Uechi-ryu in a highly structured and obviously effective manner. Striving for perfection in being able to reproduce the same quality, power and energy in every movement has become the trademark of Toyama sensei.
I’ve seen his Sanseiryu both in person and in film at least a hundred times and I would venture to say unless you had the equipment to analyse his movements with a microscope, there hasn’t been any deviation in the way he performs it from the mid 50s, when he performed it as a young man to the one he did on film last year.
If I believed that anything I was teaching was harmful to my students, I would not be including it in my class.
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Jan 13 2007
Interesting discussion going on in Bill’s Forum. Gets to the heart of TMA training and the discipline associated with trying to perform technique in an accurate manner. I see some very interesting subjects that are near and dear to all of us who spend a lifetime practicing a martial art. Is there something about the repetition and striving for perfection that is relevant to self defense or should we simply accept the fact that all the work and time put into this discipline mostly falls into the “healthy exercise” category and if we really want to learn self defense, go pick fights in your local Biker bar!
Here is the basic questions that started the discussion, followed by Bill Glasheen’s very technical explanation that supports the TMA training philosophy. Drop in to see what others have to say. . . GEMattson.
I think people can over interpret the results. This is just a consequence of the nonlinearity of our makeup. When you have a system capable of displaying mathematical chaos behavior, then you never, ever, ever retrace your steps exactly the same way.
This reminds me of my dissertation. In it, I was trying to take a publication from Science (Cohen et al from Harvard) and bring it to the next step. They hypothesized that heart-rate rhythms as measured by Power Spectral analysis could be an indication of autonomic nervous system health. Hearts beat faster and slower due to our breathing activity and various control systems in our body (blood pressure and blood flow). It gets “cross talked” to the heart-rate via the autonomic nervous system. This is how this rhythmic activity looks in the frequency domain.
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