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
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
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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Dec 05 2006
What is an IUKF member?
It was mentioned that some people think that because they’ve been affiliated with IUKF activities, that they’re a member. Some feel that because they are seniors, they ought to be considered a member. Others who volunteer time and effort on behalf of the organization believe that this equates to being a member. What they all miss is that in order for an organization such as the IUKF to grow and prosper, it needs funding. For it to create projects and items of value to its members, it needs funding, and that comes from all of our dues!
Every bit of those dues received by the IUKF goes to communications and projects on behalf of the members.
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