Uechi-ryu Karate Do Article by George E. Mattson
Juniorfest is a special program held at the Summerfest weekend by Darin Yee An announcement to all Jr. Campers for this year’s George Mattson’s summer fest event. Students of all ranks are welcome. The date is Saturday August 8. The day starts at 10am with warm up exercises and our workout continues to 11:30 when …View full post
Building the 2015 list of Awardees for Master Ranks and Titles: 10 dan: Arthur Rabesa 9th dan: Henry Thom 7th dan: Harry Skeffington, Gary W. Geddes, Justin Testa, 6th dan: Andrew Summerley, Enrico Paone, 2015 Achievement Award: Buzz Durkin Please let me know if anyone has been overlooked. I also need all applications for 1-5th …View full post
Last year I decided to expand on the Uechi-ryu Rank and Titles Registry to include all the promotions issued to North American practitioners since 1958. IUKF hired an associate, Diane Foggin, to take the massive collection of promotion application saved since since that date. Diane announced yesterday that she completed processing all the documents …View full post
Sensei Rick Bortolotti” “I’d like to share the Seisan Bo Kata. Developed by Sensei David Mott, it utilizes Uechi-Ryu body mechanics and stances, including the Seisan jump with Bo. As the Taji Classics state, “where my body stops, my intent continues, where my intent stops spirit continues”, working with the bo is a great way to …View full post
Wow. . . June already! Time to begin working on Summerfest for this year. I’ve been receiving lots of calls and e-mail from teachers and students who are attending and asking for more information regarding scheduling, Master Celebration and other activities. Summerfest has been running successfully since 1983 and during this time, has evolved through …View full post
Jan 04 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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