Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Apr 11 2019

GrandMaster Ryuko Tomoyose Passes!

Death Notice from Okinawa: Attached are Ryuko Tomoyose’s funeral announcement. One is Japanese message as a death announcement ( I send this document as authentication!) and my translation. There are more articles about him by master Nakahodo and his profile from Okinawa Time on the same day. I have to go to his funeral this …

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Mar 09 2019

John Sullivan. . . R.I.P.

Posted on Facebook by Judy Durkin The world lost a wonderful, kind and gentle friend today…John Sullivan was a US Marine, a Vietnam Combat Veteran, police officer, a Uechi Ryu International Master, 9th Dan and, most importantly, an amazing husband, dad, family man. Rest In Peace, our friend. 🙏❤️ John was a warrior in the true …

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Feb 05 2019

2019 Winterfest Schedule

Deadline for Registering is February 8th! Susan must have a paid, filled out registration form (Found Here) in hand by this Friday. Of course seminar presenters don’t have to pay. . . but must register with a filled out application. . . Weapon training will be outdoors and we can take additional registrations for Gushi …

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Dec 30 2018

Happy New Year!

Last workout in 2018 was a great class with Tim and Patty Dado and Joe Bellone , special guest from New England.  Joe is an amazing Uechi-ryu practitioner who has a boxing and mixed martial background that gives him an insight into the many layers often overlooked in traditional martial arts. We are looking forward to seeing Joe …

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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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