George Mattson

Author's details

Name: George Mattson
Date registered: July 23, 2012
URL: https://uechi-ryu.com

Latest posts

  1. IUKF President visits Knoxville — June 9, 2019
  2. GrandMaster Ryuko Tomoyose Passes! — April 11, 2019
  3. 2019 Winterest review — March 12, 2019
  4. John Sullivan. . . R.I.P. — March 9, 2019
  5. St. George Powell. . . R.I.P. — February 12, 2019

Most commented posts

  1. Bill Bauknecht Passes — 6 comments
  2. WinterFest 2015 – March 6th and 7th! — 4 comments
  3. Join us for Buzz Durkin’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! — 4 comments
  4. Another Dear Friend Passes. . . — 3 comments
  5. Joe Lewis: R.I.P. — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 26 2018

John Thurston Passes. . .

John Thurston, an Attorney and long-time resident of Marshfield, passed away on July 21, 2018 at the age of 72. John was a beloved husband and father and was a man of many interests. He achieved a 6th degree blackbelt in Uechi-Ryu Karate, and taught classes for many years.He was the beloved husband of Joan …

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May 24 2018

Sensei John Bassett Passes

Good Afternoon Sensei George Mattson,  I was tasked with forwarding this information to your attention Re: the passing of our Senior Sensei – John Bassett.  My Teacher Sensei Curtis Smart will be hosting a memorial service “Celebration of Life” for family friends Saturday May 26 at 1393 Pineapple Avenue, Eau Gallie, FL 32935 at 5 …

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Mar 10 2018

Peter McRae – R.I.P.

The Uechi Ryu Karate Do family lost one of its most significant members on February 26, 2018 with the passing of Master Peter McRae. Peter was eloquently eulogized privately and publicly throughout the course of his wake and funeral. Rather than eulogize, I would like to pay tribute to a life truly well lived. Peter …

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Feb 20 2018

Harry Skeffington – Winterfest Presenter

Notice:  Notice to Winterfest Participants Friday’s party will be held at the 1884 Restaurant in Eustis. 6PM.   Thanks. BTW golf begins at 11am on Thursday. The old course at Mount Dora. Presenter: Harry Skeffington Seminar Name:  hojo undō is not a mindless drill  Description: Last Winterfest, we examined hojo undo as a two-person drill.  …

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Feb 08 2018

WinterFest 2019 Update

NOTICE:  Notice to Winterfest Participants Friday’s party will be at the 1884 Restaurant in Eustis. 6PM. Thanks. BTW golf begins at 11am on Thursday. The old course at Mount Dora. WinterFest – 2019  2019 Uechi-ryu WinterFest March 1st,2nd and 3rd, 2019     I am pleased to announce that the 2019 Uechi-ryu WinterFest will again be held …

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Dec 05 2017

Holiday Wishes

It’s that time of year again where we remember all the good people we have in our common training interest.  I’ve heard many say how elementary our system is when in truth, it is the most diverse system I know and I’ve studied a few. Straight and hard simplifies it’s intent where the target is …

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Nov 30 2017

Teaching Tips

Some of my students are looking in my Black Belt Test Guide by Sensei George Mattson and questioning some of the content.  Our discussions were mainly on the section of “time in grade”.  Seems every student and their mothers think their little ninja is an exceptional student.  If not, it’s the sensei’s fault and they will …

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Nov 19 2017

Hole in 1 today! Can take off my bucket list!

Good day at golf today. . . Hole in one (160 yards) #1 in “B” division Closest to the pin #3 hold #1 Team competition   😊 Best, George

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Nov 11 2017

Darin Yee Visits Cuba

Dear Sensei Darin Yee: I hope that you arrive home well and that everyone is well. Thank you so much for everything. All my students and I are very grateful. I can go to seminary with any teacher and I can receive advice from any teacher, but you can sleep peacefully and confidently that MY …

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Oct 03 2017

Teaching tips-Sanchin stepping

While we are teaching this system, our sanchin stepping is our first hurtle.  I feel my students are very well balanced and extremely stable within their fighting positions because of their understanding and usage of the sanchin stance. First, I explain why our back foot is expected to be straight regardless of how awkward it …

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