Hello Sensei Mattson I hope you and Susan are doing well and I am looking forward to seeing you in August. I have some news about what has been happening here in Uechi ryu. There will be a new inductee in the Karate Nova Scotia’s Karate Hall of Fame , Duncan MacLeod. He is being …View full post
I spent a really great extended weekend in N.H. with Buzz and Judy Durkin. They invited me to teach a class on Friday that that I really enjoyed. What hard working, energetic students and teachers. Thanks to all who attended. See you all in August at my annual Martial Arts Summerfest. This will be a …View full post
This year’s Winterfest featured, what I consider to be, a very interesting and important self-defense topic and test.The ability to combine a calm alertness with the skill to go from a normal walking or standing posture into a reaction-ready fighting mode able to deliver a strike within a fraction of a second . I’ve been training …View full post
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. We would like to suggest giving a Uechi ring. We recently placed an order, but there have been some requests for info since then. If there is enough interest, we will place another order. Rings must be ordered by January 14 to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day. Here is the …View full post
Feb 08 2006
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Feb 03 2006
Mary S. has volunteered to moderate the new "Chow Now" forum and it may be one of our most popular additions. Check it out and bring your favorite receipts and photos of these dishes. Click Here.
Kevin Guse is another highly qualified moderator in the conditioning field. He’s not just a gifted teacher. . . but he is someone who has taken the information he is giving us and used it in one of the toughest sports imaginable. . . Football. Check out his forum and ask him about your training routines. I know he will give you a helping hand. Click Here.
I’m hosting a couple of physical dojo forums. Since becoming involved with building a new dojo, I’ve become very interested in how the big dojo owners designed their dojo and how they conduct business. Although I don’t appreciate some of their "elitism" attitudes, I do respect how they are able to retain students and turn out respectable martial artist. Check out "Building a Successful Dojo" Forum and participate in the discussion. Click Here.
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Feb 03 2006
Greetings to All,
As promised, I now have a firm price for our IUKF trip to China. This price
will be $3,600 for an all inclusive 2 weeks trip from Boston, to China and
back. Your individual price may vary slightly depending on your point of
origins. This price will not include visa, alcoholic beverages, gratuities,
shopping or meals outside of the main group.
Depending on the selected airline, we will all meet in either San Diego, San
Fran or LA from our prospective airports and leave for Hong Kong together.
Bob Campbell will greet us in Hong Kong and will be our host for the next
two days until we leave by boat to China (not a junk). This boat will take
us into Gin Yoke (Chinese pronunciation, spelling may not be what is listed
in our maps)where we will be greeted by Sifu Wong and our transport to our
hotel in Toi San.
We will spend 10 days of working out and trips to other cities every other
day to shop and sight see. Cities like Gwan Jou, Fosan, Hoi Pin, Toi Narm
and others. We will also be invited to visit some of the most well known
martial arts schools in the area and surrounding towns. There are some
night life in the area, but we’ll talk about that when the time comes.
What I need from all interested is your money deposit of $1,000 by the end
of March. I will need your valid passport sent to me with another partial
payment of $1,000 by the end of April. When I get your visas I will invoice
you for them. By the end of June, 2006 I should have received your payments in full so I can reserve your rooms in Hong Kong, and various parts of
Other then the money commitment, I will make up a form and post it on our
IUKF site. Anyone can download and print out this form and send it back to
me. My address will be listed.
This should be a great educational trip as well as a relaxing exchange of
culture. We will not be going up north to see the great wall this trip.
From where we are going to Beijing is an 8 hour plane ride. We can plan
that for our next trip to China.
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Feb 03 2006
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Feb 02 2006
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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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