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
From my Newsletter Archives – 2003 Uechi-ryu Family of Organizations! by Steve Goss As many of you know, the late 1980′s heralded a major shift in organizations practicing Uechi-ryu. Prior to that time, most of us were members of the Uechi-ryu Karate-do Association. Now there are many more associations. During my last trip to Okinawa …View full post
Jan 06 2006
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/join-iukf-today/
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/bugeisha-iii-by-g-e-mattson/
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/bugeisha-ii/
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/bugeisha/
Jun 14 2005
From the Newsletter archives: June, 2005
In my last newsletter I described an experiment that I hoped would validate what I had learned from Kanei Uechi and Ryuko Tomoyose involving Sanchin breathing and Uechi-ryu breathing. Although I felt comfortable with what I was doing and teaching, there was a part of me that questioned the validity and effectiveness of the training, based on what some of my colleagues and associates were saying on the forums.
On the second “thread” in Van Canna’s Self Defense Realities Forum, after eleven pages of posts, all the posters agreed that what I was teaching was OK or had merit and although new and different, warranted further evaluation and testing.
Needless to say, this consensus of opinion on such a volatile subject has been a huge breakthrough for a subject that up until now, saw few Uechi practitioners agreeing on anything. Conceding that there is something called “Sanchin Breathing” which teaches a repeating breathing method and when used during “stressed” effort, enables the student to draw on and use in a “natural” manner (Uechi breathing) a variation of the Sanchin Breathing. (Which often is very similar to more recognized and recommended breathing methods. WHEW. . .)
Ok, one Uechi target eliminated. Now. . . If we could only find someone to defend the old and venerable “cooperative drills”!!!
And as though “Doctor (MD) to be”, Greg Postal read my mind, in the mail today I received the today’s featured article,
Uechi-Ryu Yakusoku Kumite As A Self Defense Training Progression
I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did. If you wish to communicate with Greg and continue the discussion of the “cooperative” drills, please visit Bill Glasheen’s Forum and “get involved”!
George E. Mattson
Click “read more” to read the article on “cooperative” drills.
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/uechi-breathing-a-cooperative-drills/
Aug 09 2004
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/check-this-section-frequently/
Aug 09 2004
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/forida-seminars-in-february/
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/what-have-i-learned-during-sensei-mattson-visit-to-chicago/
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/the-seminar-from-a-teachers-perspective-by-david-kahn/
Permanent link to this article: http://uechi-ryu.com/sensei-mattsons-chicago-seminars-by-b-j-monson/