The upcoming 2008 Summer Fest promises to be a most special one. It will take place from Friday, August 8 to Sunday, August 10, 2008, at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, on Cape Cod. There will be the chance to get together and make new friends, see old friends, share knowledge, and learn new techniques and training methods. Two guests this year will be Kimo Wall, noted martial arts historian, Kobudo and Goju Ryu instructor, and Dr. Liu Chang-I, third generation master of Liu family Feeding Crane, a very powerful Southern Chinese form of Kung Fu, a style related to Uechi-Ryu.
To make this coming Summer Fest truly memorable, the man who taught many of us, taught our teachers, and brought Uechi-Ryu Karate Do to the United States will be celebrating two anniversaries, and two important events. Sensei George Mattson will be celebrating his 50th continuous year of teaching Martial Arts. It will also be the 25th anniversary of the Summer Fest, which was first held in 1983, on Thompson’s Island, in Boston Harbor.
In addition, Sensei Mattson will be publishing and releasing his fourth book on Uechi-Ryu Karate. Lastly but certainly not least, Sensei Mattson will be promoted to 10th Dan by the International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation. The biographical review of his life and accomplishments and the promotional will be memorable.
To attend the 2008 Summer Fest, look for its notice on the Uechi-ryu.com website, where you can sign up easily. The IUKF is looking for both individual and corporate sponsors for this event. Contributed funds will go towards the festivities, and towards bringing inspiring martial artist masters to join us at Camp. Please address your enquiries and contributions to John Page, Esq.,
We want you to join us for this historic event!
Chairman, IUKF Board