George Mattson

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2022 Uechi-ryu WinterFest

March 25 –  27, 2022 ALL RANKS, ALL MARTIAL ARTIST ARE WELCOMEThe on-line registration now available HERE Winterfest History: When Susan and I moved to Florida, we missed many of our former students and thought it would be a great idea to offer a “mini” WinterFest here in Florida. Before moving to Florida,  I held a …

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My Journey – to Shodan to Nidan

My Journey from Shodan to Nidan   On Monday I was awarded my Nidan. This was not something I had set my sights on when I returned to karate after a long absence. What I value most about this promotion is that it has served to more deeply validate and honor my commitment to Uechi-Ryu …

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Okinawan Uechi-ryu Karate – At Home!

Join the Mattson Academy and train with Grandmaster George E. Mattson on a regular basis. How much you train is up to you and will be based on the goals you set. If you belong to a dojo and have a teacher, Mattson sensei will act in the capacity of a “coach”. He will help …

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R.I.P. Sensei Van Canna

Van Canna died today from Covid 19, after a brief illness. The Uechi-ryu world has lost a true friend and wonderful person.  Van was a moderator for the popular Uechi forum found on this site. He also wrote frequently on a special posting called “For Sale – This Old House”. Below is his last entry, …

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A Master’s Secrets of Uechi-Ryu (Expanded Edition)!

A Master’s Secrets of Uechi-Ryu (expanded Edition) ========= this book adds to the wealth of information in Karate: ================ New this edition… 1. A physician’s explanation of the physiological mechanics of Uechi training and conditioning 2. Innovative application for hojoundo, “Defending to the Four Directions” 3. Historical photos of Okinawa and American Karate Summer Camps …

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RIP Sensei Warren Chaille

  RIP Warren Chaille (1928-2020).   Our hearts are so saddened by the loss of this great master, warrior, man and friend . Warren was a Dojo treasure and still performed a strong Sanchin at the age of 92!   He passed away peacefully at his home this past Saturday.   Warren began his Uechi …

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Lee Adams Appointed Chairman BAA

From October 2020 I will be assuming the role of Chairman of the British Aikido Association, The BAA was established in 1966, one year before the Japan Aikido Association so is recognised as the oldest official Aikido association in the world, although primarily supporting Tomiki Aikido the BAA today is the Association of choice for …

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RIP Richard Dean Gibbons 1960 – 2020

The passing this month of Sensei Richard is not only a great loss for his family and friends but the whole Martial Arts world in general & Bermuda in particular. Richard passed after a long battle with Cancer. His practice in Uechi Ryu and Bak Sil Lum Kung Fu has spread over 4 decades. Becoming …

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