IUKF Canada As this is the very first IUKF Canada newsletter, I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of you and thank you for supporting this fledgling Canadian Uechi-ryu organization. I’m sure that I’m only iterating what most of you know, but there are a number of Uechi dojo spread across Canada and I …View full post
The IUKF sponsored Fall Regional Workout was held In Middletown, Rhode Island this passed Saturday hosted by Sensei James Nuzzo. Sensei Jim was a student of the late Sensei Charles Earl who was an early student of Sensei George Mattson when our original dojo was still on Columbus Ave, …View full post
I have always taught there was two aspect of training in karate when in fact, there are three. I have never illuminated the third because most practitioners never fully master the first two. The first two are the tangible ones and a lot easier to understand. When we refer to the mind, body and spirit …View full post
The next New England regional training will be held by Sensei James Nuzzo of Amerkick Martial arts. Please join us Nov 9th Saturday at 2:00 pm for a two hour class. Fifteen dollars for the class and please join us for dinner after class. The following will be just a few of the thing that …View full post
Feb 03 2006
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Feb 02 2006
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Feb 02 2006
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Feb 01 2006
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Jan 06 2006
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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
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