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2019 Uechi-ryu WinterFest
March 1 – 3rd

The on-line application w/payment now available


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Note: We are working on updating the Winterfest site. Please check back soon and if you are not on our mailing list, please send your email address to gmattson@uechi-ryu.com. I will send updates to you as developed.



Sunday: Dan tests, Adult weapons and Uechi seminars. 9AM-11:00AM Lu2013 WinterFest informationnch 1:30PM – 3:00PM. Junior Class on the patio.

Inside, open practice from 1:30PM – 3PM 

Tuition, which includes lunch:

$150 per person for the 3 days, 

Day Pass $100 per day for a Friday or Saturday. $35 for Sunday.
Friday evening party: 7PM- 11PM: Party at Restaurant to be determined

Presenters: Posted as they are confirmed: George Mattson, Darin Yee, 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

Please e-mail me if you are planning to attend 2019 WinterFest or if you have any questions. 

I am working on the WinterFest website , which will contain links relating to directions, site seeing options, Chamber of Commerce information and local attractions.

I promise, no snow and beautiful weather. Plan your Winter vacation around WinterFest!

Looking forward to seeing you March 1st – 3rd!

George E. Mattson

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.


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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