Aug 22 2006

Kobudo Camp

                         
  

6th ANNUAL NATIONAL MKKU GASSHUKU
       Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan USA Camp
                         September 14~17, 2006
                               San Diego – USA

                        


GUEST INSTRUCTOR:                       
                            Franco Sanguinetti Sensei:
Okinawa Goju Ryu Roku Dan (6th Dan), Matayoshi Kobudo Go Dan (5th
                            Dan) & Iai-Do Sho-Dan (1st Dan), Sensei Sanguinetti is the Chief Instructor of the Bushikan Budo Kyokai
                            and the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan USA with Honbu Dojo in San Diego. He is the instructor responsible
                            for Kobudo in the Shorei Shobu Kan organization and is a representative of the Mayayoshi Family in the
                            U.S.A. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Kobudo for the USKA organization.
                            He has trained in Karate and Kobudo for over 34 years. His karate and Kobudo background includes
                            intensive training in Japan and Okinawa. He has been a member of the Peruvian and Venezuelan National
                            Karate Teams.

LOCATION:
     Bushikan Budo Kyokai – Honbu Dojo
                           1665 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Suite A
                            San Marcos, California – USA * see map at: 
                            http://www.bushikan.com/OurDojo/DojoLocation.htm

DATES:              September 14~17, 2006

HOST:                Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan USA – Franco Sanguinetti Sensei
                             http://www.bushikan.com/     (760) 744-5560       fs@bushikan.com

EVENT:              6th Annual MKKU Gasshuku

TRAINING:
        Matayoshi Kobudo
                              Please see more details at: 
http://www.bushikan.com/Events/KobudoEvents/MKKUNationalGasshuku/MKKUAnnualNationalGasshuku.htm

PARTICIPANTS:  Beginners, intermediate, advanced & instructors.

TIMES:                  Thursday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
                                Friday:     4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
                                Saturday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
                                Sunday:    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

REGISTRATION: ON LINE: login to our web page and register on-line at:   
http://www.bushikan.com/Events/KobudoEvents/MKKUNationalGasshuku/MKKUAnnualNationalGasshukuRegistration.htm
                                Visa and Master Card accepted.
                                
                                 BY MAIL:
  login to our web page, print Registration Form and mail in with your payment to:
                                 Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan USA
                                 1665 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Suite A
                                 San Marcos, California 92078 – USA

CERTIFICATE:    All Gasshuku participants will receive a MKKU Certificate of Completion.

WEAPONS:           Everyone must provide their own weapons for training.  If anyone would like
                                to order weapons, or has any questions regarding the necessary weapons,
                                please contact Sanguinetti Sensei at (760) 744-5560.

DINNER:               There will be an optional reception and dinner Saturday, September 16, 2006
                                The cost for the dinner will be $25.00 per person. Attire: Jacket & tie please.

HOTELS:               Motel 6 – Carlsbad  (760) 438-1242
                                La Quinta Inn – Vista  (760) 727-8180
                                Ramada Inn Suites – Carlsbad (760) 438-2285

ATTRACTIONS:  World famous San Diego Zoo (619) 234-3153, Sea World (619) 226-3901
                                and the Wild Animal Park (760) 747-8702, as well as many other attractions.

                        

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Aug 22 2006

Cops learn how to do their jobs in water

Written by Todd McInturf / The Detroit News
Law enforcement personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Oakland County Sheriffs Office and Macomb County Sheriffs Office Marine Divisions train on Lake St. Clair Friday on suspect apprehension, officer water survival and victim rescue when in the water.

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Aug 20 2006

Traditional Karate Tournament Schedule

EVENTS

DATE: August 26-27

EVENT: Seminar

LOCATION: Rochester Recreation Center-Rochester, NH

STYLE: Shotokan

ORGANIZATION: Shotokan Karate International Federation

INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Kenzo Dozono

CONTACT: Mr. Mike Cook at (207) 491-5874 or gunnermfc@gwi.net

DATE: September 10

EVENT: Tournament

LOCATION: Hawthorne High School-Hawthorne, NJ

SANCTION: AAU

CONTACT: Mr. Ed DiNardo at (973) 423-5555 or karateasd@aol.com
DATE: September 23

EVENT: Sports Medicine Symposium

LOCATION: Long Island University-Brooklyn, NY

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Milorad Stricevic and Ms. Meral Olmez

CONTACT: Mr. Georges Aschkar, Jr. at (718) 740-3493

DATE: September 24

EVENT: Tournament

LOCATION: Long Island University-Brooklyn, NY

SANCTION: USA-NKF

CONTACT: Mr. Georges Aschkar, Jr. at (718) 740-3493
DATE: October 6-7

EVENT: USA Karate Federation National Championships

LOCATION: University of Akron-Akron, OH

CONTACT: USA Karate Federation HQ at (330) 753-3114 or usakf@raex
DATE: October 14-15

EVENT: Seminar

LOCATION: Syosset Martial Arts Center-Syosset, NY

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ed Otis

STYLE: Shotokan

ORGANIZATION: American JKA Karate Association

CONTACT: Mr. Avi Azoulay at smac45@optonline.net

DATE: October 28

EVENT: Kobudo Seminar

LOCATION: Royal Regency Hotel-Yonkers, NY

STYLE: Yamani Ryu Bojutsu

INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Toshihiro Oshiro

CONTACT: Mr. Cleveland Baxter at 914-665-2752 or baxterdojo@cs.com
DATE: October 28

EVENT: Referee Seminar

LOCATION: Baxter Karate Dojo-Mt. Vernon, NY

SANCTION: USA-NKF

INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Cleveland Baxter

CONTACT: Mr. Cleveland Baxter at 914-665-2752 or baxterdojo@cs.com

DATE: October 29

EVENT: Tournament

LOCATION: Westchester Community College-Valhalla, NY

SANCTION: USA-NKF

CONTACT: Mr. Cleveland Baxter at 914-665-2752 or baxterdojo@cs.com
DATE: February 3-4, 2007

EVENT: Disneyland Martial Arts Festival

LOCATION: Disneyland Resort-Anaheim, CA

SANCTION: USA-NKF

CONTACT: Mr. Gene Tibon at (209) 465-0943 or senseitibon@tibonkarate.com
DATE: February 11, 2007

EVENT: Florida Citrus Cup

LOCATION: Broward Community College-Coconut Creek, FL

SANCTION: USA-NKF

CONTACT: Mr. Gilbert Venero at (954) 443-8182
DATE: March 3, 2007

EVENT: Arnold Schwarzenegar Karate Championships

LOCATION: Nationwide Arena-Columbus, OH

RULES: WKF

CONTACT: Mr. Tokey Hill at thill@tokeyhill.com or (516) 625-9695

DATE: April 5-8, 2007

EVENT: Ozawa Cup International Karate Tournament

LOCATION: Flamingo Casino and Hotel-Las Vegas, NV

RULES: SHOBU IPPON, WKF

CONTACT: Mr. James Tawatao at (702) 873-0891 or jamest@lvshotokan.com

DATE: April 6, 2007

EVENT: USA-NKF Junior Olympics

LOCATION: Caesar’s Palace-Las Vegas, NV

CONTACT: USA-NKF Headquarters (206) 440-8386

DATE: April 7-8, 2007

EVENT: USA-NKF US Open

LOCATION: Caesar’s Palace-Las Vegas, NV

CONTACT: USA-NKF Headquarters (206) 440-8386

DATE: April 12-15, 2007

EVENT: Training Camp

LOCATION: Holiday Inn Boardwalk-Atlantic City, NJ

ORGANIZATION: USA Shotokan Karate Federation

INSTRUCTORS: Mr. Thomas Casale, Mr. Paul Lopresti, Mr. Sal Lopresti, Mr. Ged Moran, and Mr. Ron Romano,

CONTACT: Mr. Sal Lopresti at (856) 589-5126 or SLoprestiSr@aol.com

DATE: July 13-15, 2007

EVENT: USA-NKF National Championships

LOCATION: Charleston Convention Center-Charleston, WV

CONTACT: USA-NKF Headquarters (206) 440-8386
Well that’s all for now. Hope you are doing well.

Cheers,

Ray Toy

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Aug 15 2006

Redman article

 

RedMan “101 “

Where they come from and where they are now!
“Multilevel Training Platform”

 

 

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Aug 14 2006

Articles (New)

e-Books

If you are new to Uechi-ryu and are looking for an excellent basic visual instruction, please check out my

new four hour private lesson Basic course .

Also: GrandMaster Kanei Uechi’s Kyhon…. Text translation by David Smith.

Also: All new 3rd edition Black Belt Test Guide with latest video clips covering all segments of the Shodan Black Belt Test requirements.


 

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Aug 13 2006

Naihanchi’s Mook Jong Drills

Naihanchi Mook Jong by Ron Shively (Adobe format) August, 2006

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Jul 10 2006

Lifetime Membership now available!

     After doing considerable research, including looking at over twenty well-known international organizations, the Board has completed its work on Lifetime Membership.  This will be a good offering for serious Uechi practitioners, who plan to be working out, and part of the IUKF 10, 15, or 20 years from now.  This elite membership identifies you as a serious practitioner, and supporter of the IUKF.  It also will protect you from inflation-driven higher costs of membership in the future!

     Please contact our Membership Coordinator, David Berndt for more information, at DCBerndt@aol.com

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Jul 02 2006

Junior Rules Book complete!

      After a considerable period of intense and hard work, John Page has completed an improved and updated version of the Junior Rules for Tournament organization and participation.  John deserves a hearty "Thanks" from all of us.  Please tell him so, when you see him at Summer Camp!

     The Junior Rules book includes specific information on equipment, clarifies target areas vs. areas of contact, and give ample detail on the role and conduct of judges and referees. 

     This will be posted on the IUKF website.  Please check it out.
Best to all,
Paul Haydu

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Jul 01 2006

Name and Face Recognition project

Recently I received an excellent suggestion from Jay Salhanick, that we create and post information of interest to IUKF members, and those thinking about joining the organization.  Board member Henry Thom, recently back from 6 months in China on business, jumped in with both feet!  Henry is in the process of writing about both Uechi and IUKF history, so that it will be available to all who are interested.

In addition, he is creating a database that will highlight IUKF Seniors from 6th Dan and up, and will contain photos plus biographies of all these teachers and senior practitioners.  This way, you’ll get to know your IUKF seniors,  how the organization was formed, and how it is currently funtioning. 

If anyone has questions or suggestions for this project, please contact Henry henrythom@aol.com, or myself phaydu@adelphia.net.
Thanks,

Paul Haydu

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Jun 01 2006

May, 2006 Newsletter from G.Mattson

Wow… Is it that time already? Time to get out a NewsLetter formally announcing this year’s most important martial arts event, SummerFest! You will have the time of your life, learn lots of new and interesting martial art skills and meet lots of new friends and renew old acquaintances. This year we will be taking over the Mass Maritime Academy the weekend of July 28 – 30th.

Please Note that we will not be doing a physical mailing for the camp. If anyone would like me to mail their dojo a flyer, applications or a brochure, please e-mail me and I’ll get a package out to you.

Reading all the e-mail from different groups that are now running camps with nearly identical themes as SummerFest makes me feel pretty good. After all, imitation is a sort of flattery! :) True, we don’t spend the big bucks on well known and highly publicized martial artist, However.. we do feel that every one of our seminar presenters is a celebrity! More importantly, each of our teachers is highly qualified, hard working and part of our SummerFest family. Many have attended every camp since 1983 and like all our regulars, feel that SummerFest, in addition to providing the very best martial arts, is like an annual family reunion.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with SummerFest, please read this short article on the history of the camp, written by college student who attended many camps in the past:

 The Summer Camp Tradition,
by Geoffrey Edwards

I was first attracted to Sensei George Mattson’s dojo over twenty years ago when it was located in downtown Boston. After earning my Brown belt, my job took me to Ohio. Since 1983, I have made the pilgrimage to Boston every August for Mr. Mattson’s annual Summer Camp. Even though I may never advance beyond the Brown Belt level, the camp has become an important part of my life.

During the 80′s and early 90′s, Mattson concentrated on bringing many Okinawan, Japanese and Chinese masters to his camp, who would concentrate on teaching traditional exercises, drills and forms. In the last five years, he has promoted the talents of local martial arts masters, many who specialize in unique and highly popular ancient and modern disciplines. Some of these arts are of the “highbred” variety, combining the best of a number of Oriental arts to provide solutions to modern world needs. Pressure point study combined with weapon disarming and submission hold techniques is one of many such new age art forms being developed by students of Mattson and followers of other martial arts systems. When I asked him about this change of attitude, his reply shed some light on the man and his goals:

“… Back in the 80′s, when Grandmaster Kanei Uechi was still alive and healthy, the spirit of the camp thrived on his presence. After he died, many North Americans found themselves taking a second look at why they were studying Uechi-ryu and what their expectations were. The Okinawan, Chinese and Japanese masters remained an important part of their practice, but the students and teachers were looking to explore their system. . . check out what others were doing and how this new information related to the art of Uechi-ryu. We were looking to discover new concepts, ideas and understanding for the old and trusted moves we are practicing and teaching.”

“This new emphasis”, continued Mattson, “opened the door for local talent to be highlighted at the annual camp. Ground work, grappling, pressure points, jujitsu, Okinawan traditional weapons, chigung, meditation practices, acupuncture, Tai massage, in addition to the formal karate practices, now formed a kind of new-age schedule. Instead of three or four Okinawan /Japanese /Chinese teachers drilling students for four hours, we now offer a choice of 20-35 hour long seminars every day. And the students love it!”

” Instead of doing three days of conventional karate classes,” Mattson continued, “the camp now offers students and teachers an opportunity to check out other styles and disciplines, in a relaxed and friendly setting”.

Sensei Uechi enjoys these events, especially when he works with the children. Although he speaks
very little English, he is able to communicate very well through the language of movement. The kids love his classes and keep him busy for hours signing autographs on their hats, T shirts and gis.”

I remember the first camp on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor. It was five days and nights of non stop activity. Hard work during the day and partying every night. I had to take a vacation at the end of
the week to recuperate. The long weekend is much easier to fit into my schedule and by Sunday evening, most people are still eager for more. Many families are coming now. Spouses who don’t practice the martial arts are able to spend time touring Cape Cod during the day and party with everyone else at night. Many get involved with seminars requiring no prior experience or with sessions dealing with the healing arts. Dr. Ann Doggett and Dr. Richard Brown, Chiropractors from Quincy, were busy for the entire camp talking about reflexology, diet and Chiropractic. This year, there will be more seminars dealing with acupuncture, tea ceremony and Chinese medicine.

There really is something for everyone. The teachers have an opportunity to sit in on children’s classes, taught by experts who manage hundreds of children in their dojo. Emphasis is on how to motivate the children while maintaining discipline and teaching them self confidence and control. Teachers are able to return to their own schools, eager to try out new teaching skills acquired at the camp. Needless to say, children really enjoy the special attentionreceived during the camp.

Because children make up 60-70% of an average dojo, these classes are also very popular to monitor by the camp instructors and dojo owners. In order not to tire the children, the classes alternate between outdoor class work for one hour, indoor for the next hour. Rose Dyer, a very popular teacher who operates a number of highly successful youth programs throughout New England , works the indoor classes, teaching a popular “Virtues over Violence” program to her enthralled audience.

One of the camp’s traditions is Sensei George Mattson’s 6:30am class by the ocean. As many as a
hundred students show up every morning for his class. Mattson Sensei works on breathing, balance and strength developing potential of the “active meditation” form called Sanchin. Often, when the tides permit, the students will march right into the ocean performing their kata.

One of Mattson’s students came up with the idea of the name “Summer of the Tiger” five years ago. Harvey Leibergott, a black belt author of the recently released book focusing on the Summer Camp history, thought it a good idea to have a camp theme stressing each of the Uechi-ryu’s Chinese roots. Since Uechi-ryu originally came from China and was derived from the Tiger, the Crane and mythical Dragon, Harvey thought the name could change eachyear for three years. This highly popular “theme” camp was so successful that Mattson continued the name “Summer of the Tiger, Dragon & Crane” at the end of the third year.

  • The Complete Uechi-ryu / Shoheiryu System
  • All the popular traditional Okinawan/Japanese weapons
  • The Healing Arts
  • Ground Fighting Arts.
  • Chinese Fighting Arts
  • Grappling Fighting Arts
  • Meditation Arts for all

Once again, Susan has been able to keep the prices very low in order to make the camp affordable
for all. Why not take care of the application and selection of a payment plan right now. Remember, Friday, Saturday and a half day Sunday, July 28 – 30th. Click here and print out the application. Please send it in today!

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