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2019 Uechi-ryu WinterFest
March 1 – 3rd

The on-line application w/payment now available


Mount Dora Plaza Shopping Center (Next to the facility)

2800 W Old US Hwy 441

Mount Dora, Florida

Click Here for map from Orlando Airport

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Sunday: Dan tests, Adult weapons and Uechi seminars. 9AM-11:00AM

Tuition, which includes lunch on Friday and Saturday: $150 per person for the 3 days, 

Day Pass $100 per day for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Black Belt tests will be held on Sunday.
Junior workout on Sunday, 1pm – 3pm

Friday evening party: 7PM- 11PM: Party at 1884 Restaurant in Eustis.


Presenters: Posted as they are confirmed: George Mattson, Darin Yee, Lee Adams,Tim Dando, Patty Dando,  David Berndt, Roy Bedard, John Spencer, George Schriefer, Joe Guidry, Harry Skeffington, Tom Bentley and others, to be announced.

I am pleased to announce that the 2019 Uechi-ryu WinterFest will again be held in the beauiful city of Mount Dora, Florida.

This event is sponsored by Mount Dora Parks and Recreation.

Besides a stellar cast of Uechi-ryu masters, who will be conducting seminars, This year we are honored to be hosting Tsukasa Gushi, sensei, who will be teaching the Kobudu made famous by his father, master Shinyu Gushi.

WinterFest will be held March 1st – 3rd, 2019 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 9Am- 3PM with lunch from noon to 1pm.

Tuition: Two or three days -$150. One day – $100



Kobudo schedule 

Friday– staff fundamentals, seijuno bo and other bo  kata(s) critiques.

Saturday– review of staff,….then oar (can use a staff). 

Sunday– giffa and sai. Review of seijun no bo, eku ,giffa and sai. 

 The weapons training complements and supplements good Uechi training by the utilization of the whole body – arms, shoulders, hips, legs, etc.,. Applications of the techniques will demonstrate the interrelationship of weapons and empty hand movements as they relate to the effective execution of Uechi movements. Hopefully, all attendees will leave with a better understanding of the Uechi system and an improved ability to execute their Uechi techniques.


IUKF President Darin Yee, presenting Lee Adams with his 7th degree certificate.

I’m also very pleased to announce that Lee Adams will be attending WinterFest and will be conducting the following special seminar:

Tai Sabki – Body Avoidance

  1. Using Un Soku ( Foot Movements) as a training aid Using 6 direction avoidance pattern to practice

Kazushi – Balance breaking

  1. Understanding Kazushi using both physiological and physical balance breaking

Ju Nanahon Randori no Kata

  1. 17 techniques demonstrating – Avoidance, breaking balance and control using the following attack modes:-


Katate Dori

  1. Applying the learnings above to Dai ichi Yakusoku Kumite ( 10 Techniques)
  2. Variation of techniques using non linear applications



This is going to be a fantastic year. Make your plans early to be part of the action.
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.


George E. Mattson


Good web resources:

Mount Dora: What you need to know


Points of Interest in Mount Dora:


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