March 4 & 5, 2006 – Yama Oroshi Dojo
WHERE: Gettysburg YWCA 909 Fairfield Road Gettysburg, PA 17325 http://www.ywcagettysburg.org/ WHEN: Saturday, 29 April 2017 Seminar 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Dinner 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ATTENDEES: This event will be open to all ranks, and to all styles, with focus on learning from each other. TOPICS: Thompson Sensei has over …View full post
March 1st, I was up early to review my email before heading off to the golf course. I logged into www.uechi-ryu.com to check Sensei Van Canna’s forums and as soon as the site was visible, my browser got redirected to a gambling site! Had I clicked on the redirected site, my computer would have been …View full post
Very Important Note Regarding SummerFest! I wish to thank Buzz Durkin and the members of the Butokukai, for stepping up after I was diagnosed with cancer last August, offering to help organize and manage SummerFest until I recovered fully from my illness. 2017 SummerFest promises to be one of the best in the long history of …View full post
WinterFest coming this weekend! Honored guest from Cuba has arrived and is being shown the sites, including Disney World prior to WinterFest. A golf tournament will be held on Thursday at the Mount Dora Golf Association course. (“The Old Course”) Not too late to register! Dates: March 10 – 11 – 12, 2017 (Friday, Saturday …View full post
Feb 01 2006
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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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