So You want to study Uechi-ryu!
About 15 years ago I made a video tape that is still running on our Video Website. On this tape I predicted that web technology would soon enable teaching the martial arts on-line within five years!
Well, although the technology was available even before the five years prediction, few of the individuals who requested my help, had the computer equipment needed to accomplish this.
Today, people who wish to either supplement their dojo studies or lacking a local dojo, are able to progress through the ranks, enabling them to qualify for testing by a certified test board.
What equipment do you need to participate in this program:
- A video camera.
- Internet access - Cable is best.
- The skill to transfer a video clip from your camera to a video file on your computer.
- The skill necessary to follow an internet "link" to "HighTail", where you send video clips. (HighTail is able to transfer large video files to my "dropbox" - something most internet mail services won't do.
- Ability to access the "Mattson Academy" On-Line Learning Center. (A URL link I will send to you)
- Ability to access your Google Apps Web site, which I will create. The site contains:
- Your private training blog
- Your private training calendar
- Training tips and introductory video clips from me.
- Information regarding your new "georgemattson.com" email address (use of this is optional)
- Easily editible site pages which you can use for any purpose
- Willing to meet on-line once a month for conferencing and video critiquing of lessons
- Willing to practice as required to progress and achieve goals of program.
- Outside of the USA, you must have a Skype phone connection. (its free)
How program works:
- Sign-up for an evaluation session with me. (Cost is $19.95, payable through Paypal or G&S secure store)
- This evaluation session includes a meeting with you on the Learning Center.
- Review of the features of the Learning Center
- Telephone quality features of the site.
- Ability to share documents and review the documents together.
- Ability to view film clips together and review techniques, corrections and suggestions.
- Capability to have students of same rank meet together for on-line classes.
- Review all the features of your private workspace and how you will be able to use these programs to help you achieve your goals.
- During the first month you will receive:
- Your Academy personal e-mail (******@georgemattson.com)
- Your private Academy workspace.
- Access privledges to the first level training video clips and other instruction areas.
- Special yousendit large video clip e-mail privledges.
- Your first homework assignment
- Monthly schedule for future on-line meetings.
Beginning with the 2nd month, your subscription will be upgraded to full membership. (Tuition is only $39.95 a month) Of course, your tuition subscription may be cancelled at any time.
Your full membership includes:
- instruction and training material that will qualify you to test for ranks up to Brown Belt (Ikkyu)
- Testing and Certificates are included for earned rank.
- Receive Black Belt Test Guide 3 rd edition.
- Receive monthly lessons on-line and in e-Book format.
- Personal review session where goals are established and technical material is covered that is needed to achieve these goals.
- Special discounts for G&S products and Eastern Arts' activities.
- Sign-up today for your special evaluation session.
- Send me an e-mail and I will schedule our on-line meeting with you at a convenient time for us both.
Just click here to become part of my very exclusive Mattson Academy "Virtual" Dojo!
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