Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Aug 29 2018

Darin Yee – New IUKF President

I want to thank Sensei George Mattson for his trust in me to carry on the IUKF as president. Along with this position comes a huge responsibility involving fairness, compassion and understanding while keeping in mind our enormous affiliations throughout the world.  We must also maintain our insistence to all rules and guidelines with no …

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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 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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Sep 04 2017

Teaching Tips

This article is about the difference between teaching children and adults.  In most dojo children are the primary source of your income.  I realize teaching a children’s class takes a different path than teaching an adult class.  We need to be mindful of who is in front of you and how things can be said …

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Jul 27 2017

IUKF Teaching Suggestions

  I have noticed a lot of Uechi-Ryu dojo declines these past 10 years.  I do admit I have not been to every dojo to assess the causes of our dojos shrinking but what I can do is write suggestions every few weeks or when I get a chance.  I have since 1970, gone to …

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