Hello Sensei Mattson I hope you and Susan are doing well and I am looking forward to seeing you in August. I have some news about what has been happening here in Uechi ryu. There will be a new inductee in the Karate Nova Scotia’s Karate Hall of Fame , Duncan MacLeod. He is being …View full post
I spent a really great extended weekend in N.H. with Buzz and Judy Durkin. They invited me to teach a class on Friday that that I really enjoyed. What hard working, energetic students and teachers. Thanks to all who attended. See you all in August at my annual Martial Arts Summerfest. This will be a …View full post
This year’s Winterfest featured, what I consider to be, a very interesting and important self-defense topic and test.The ability to combine a calm alertness with the skill to go from a normal walking or standing posture into a reaction-ready fighting mode able to deliver a strike within a fraction of a second . I’ve been training …View full post
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. We would like to suggest giving a Uechi ring. We recently placed an order, but there have been some requests for info since then. If there is enough interest, we will place another order. Rings must be ordered by January 14 to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day. Here is the …View full post
Dec 26 2006
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Dec 25 2006
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Dec 21 2006
Blind date with Sanchin…
By Eva (From Belgium)
First time there was some slight confusion. We all felt uncertainty where reached the point to turn direction. Everybody noticed that ears worked like powerful “radars”.
Most of us ended with a slightly degree difference from our start position.
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Dec 18 2006
Exploring Karate from a Film Maker’s Perspective…
And there aren’t really PhDs in making movies…there are PhDs in communcations theory…but those folks aren’t usually making movies, they’re studying them. But there are certainly master filmmakers of every genre.
But a filmmaker varies quite a bit in their knowledge from one to another.
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Dec 16 2006
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Dec 15 2006
If you need directions, please write me email@example.com. I will be happy to forward you directions to my new dojo. May love and wisdom prevail.
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Dec 13 2006
Training with Dave!
(From his Forum)
Originally posted by MikeKThanks Dave, you did. The way things are going I’ll be needing some protection during training in the next couple of months.Just wondering if you ever do any kind of training without the gear on at all and if so what is it like?
Mike we identify the need for training in 8 different stages. This is needed to allow the student to work through their awkward stage through guided discovery, then into their comfort zone, then we can start building proficiency, then adding the stress inoculation.
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Dec 11 2006
SummerFest 2007 – July 27-29th
I had a “blast” at Dave Young’s training last week.
Dave created many of today’s “state of the art” programs now being taught throughout the world by dozens of trainers. He’s not much of a media guy. . . preferring to just “doing it”.
To watch him in action though and you know he is “the man” with the ability, tools and teaching expertise matched by few in the world.
We are indeed lucky to have him as a friend and advisor.
Last week Dave was winding down his very busy seminar schedule for 2006 with a RedMan training course for the Vero Beach prison guards. This particular course was designed specifically for the trainers who will be running programs at the prison on a regular basis.
Watching the program in action, it appeared to be geared as much for the students as the coaches. However Dave pointed out that although the students (those who wore lightweight gear) received lots of practice “drilling” the teachers with kicks, elbows and brutal takedowns, the focus of the training was on the instructors. (Those wearing the “big dog” suits!)
After two days of really serious and heavy training, Dave’s emphasis on safety paid off. No one was injured and everyone came away from the training with a new appreciation for Dave’s instruction and for the built-in protection offered by the RedMan equipment.
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Dec 10 2006
Controversial "full contact" blows – No damage???
Is Jukukai full contact hits to what are considered "very vulnerable/sensitive" areas of the body real or some kind of trickery?
My opinion is that they are real! There just isn’t any way they could safely pull off these feats with trickery.
Now, this isn’t to say that quite a few people haven’t accomplished the feats using trickery. They certainly have. But the videos I’ve seen of Jukukai people performing these feats, I would have to say they are taking/absorbing what we see them taking and absorbing.
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Dec 05 2006
Rules for Juniors Tournaments were revised and consolidated.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Black Belt testing and promotion have been completed, and will soon be published on this website, in installments.
Black Belt candidates shall be pre-tested.
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