Category: George Mattson’s Corner

Articles by Sensei George Mattson on many subjects

Another Dear Friend Passes. . .

David Finkelstein Passes A great intellectual, martial artist, writer, and friend passed away peacefully yesterday, on Christmas Eve. David Finkelstein did so shortly after the passing of his longtime companion Evelyn. If you believe in heaven, they’re now together forever. My first Uechi Ryu instructor was the late Rad Smith – a man who came …

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Canada West Coast Promotions and Seminar

Hi Sensei Mattson and Susan Just wanted to share this photo with you. On October 24th, the Chilliwack Uechi Ryu Dojo and the West Coast Uechi Ryu Academy, hosted Sensei David Mott. The day consisted of an IUKF Dan test in the a.m. Successful candidates were: Mathieu Vena, Shodan. Alexandra Tonn, Nidan. Matt Tonn, Nidan …

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Budo International Interview with G.E.Mattson

Kyusho Self Protection, Health & Wellness Centers Kyusho Discussion 7 October 9, 2015 | Add a Comment Hanshi George Mattson – Florida, USA Going back to 1996, I was introduced to Hanshi George Mattson through a new friend I had met at a Jujitsu America convention, Steve DiOrio. From that introduction, Steve and I asked permission (yes folks …

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Max Ainley. . . RIP

Build your own dojo with 3 simple steps! The beautiful story of Sensei Max Ainley’s dojo Quite surely most Karate practitioners would want their own private dojo one day. Not all succeed though. Only the ones willing to put much effort and believe in their dream do. Similar is the story of Sensei Max Ainley, from …

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RIP Kanmei Uechi!

Uechi Sensei was hospitalized with Pneumothorax (collapsed lung) on Sept 11, 2015 .This illness took his life on September 13 and Funeral was held on  September.

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My Week in England!

  This is the first opportunity I’ve had to discuss my trip to Great Britain and to formally tell all my old and new friends there what a wonderful time I had. Two all day seminars wore me out, but the Guinness after-workout-therapy sessions revitalized me completely! 🙂 The trip was made even more special …

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Tim Horgan dead at 88

My good friend and Mattson Academy instructor for many years, Tim Horgan died yesterday (5/28/2015). Tim’s  friend Joe Fitzgerald wrote this very beautiful article in the Boston Herald today, that reminds us all how much Tim meant to us: ================================: As soon as word arrived that Tim Horgan, 88, died yesterday morning, memories swept over …

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Uechi-ryu. . . The Master’s Edition!

  Shinjo Kiyohide and Shai Hai produced this exceptionally interesting and important DVD during Kiyohide sensei’s recent visit to Israel. I highly recommend the DVD to all martial art enthusiasts and of course. . . a “must have” for all Uechi-ryu practitioners. The Master’s Edition is a a martial arts film/artistic documentary that reflects the …

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The End is Near?

Is the End Near? The Slow Extinction of the United States Traditional Japanese Sensei By Ray Hughes March 2015 The Japanese karate organization I belonged to for the first 25 years of my training career recently ended. After 50 years of existence and a once large organization, the doors closed. It had been in severe …

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IUKF and SCMAA promotional

The South China Martial Arts Alliance (SCMAA.net) held its first formal dantest since reorganization took place in 2014. President, Thomas Bentley and Chairman George Mattson headed up the test board for the yondan (4th degree black belt) Shitoryu and Okinawa Kobudo test of Kelly Saunders. At the same test, the International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation (IUKF) …

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