Greetings Brothers and Sisters of Uechi-Ryu, I am happy to announce the anticipated Uechi-Ryu Karate Championship Series which our students have come to enjoy will resume this year 2015. The anticipated dates are all Saturdays, April 11, June 13 and October 3. I use the word anticipated because although the venue has approved these dates, …View full post
Hello Uechi Brothers and Sisters, I am happy to announce our first regional workout for the year 2015. As always, I would like to invite all respectable Uechi-Ryu practitioners regardless of rank or organization. The main objective is to bring our Uechi-Ryu family together for an invigorating workout and to familiarize each other with one …View full post
I have been exploring the possibilities of adding a reasonably priced martial art ring to our on-line store. Our designer and manufacturer of silver, made to order rings sent a design based on our Shoken pin, which we now sell. We are also considering doing a ring of the Pinwheel design, should there be interest. …View full post
The South China Martial Arts Alliance (SCMAA.net) held its first formal dantest since reorganization took place in 2014. President, Thomas Bentley and Chairman George Mattson headed up the test board for the yondan (4th degree black belt) Shitoryu and Okinawa Kobudo test of Kelly Saunders. At the same test, the International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation (IUKF) …View full post
Warm, Sunny and Snow Free Mount Dora, Florida WinterFest is March 6 & 7th! Sign-up Today My one and only reminder about this year’s Martial Arts WinterFest, being held in beautiful, warm and snow-free Mount Dora, Florida the weekend of March 6th and 7th (Friday and Saturday).Once again, we are expecting a stellar cast …View full post
Feb 02 2006
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Feb 01 2006
March 4 & 5, 2006 – Yama Oroshi Dojo
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Jan 08 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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Aug 09 2004
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Aug 09 2004
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