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Uechi-ryu Recipe

by Robb Buckland

The Recipe

There are three ingredients in the good life:
 learning, earning and yearning.
-Christopher Morley-

It doesn’t matter whether your baking a cake, some gluten free brownies,  (ha ha Susan)
or trying to develop a successful team with a sense of community……… The blending of ingredients is the benchmark of success,  not the ingredients themselves. 
 Grand Master George Mattson, Uechi ryu Pioneer
I’ve never known anyone to taste flour or baking powder then smile and say “mmm boy is that gonna be a goood cake,,,,,,,!”

Often our vision turns out to be something  drastically different than we imagined.
Last night in Plaistow, NH…

 I watched 200 plus people celebrate their Black Belt Graduation. The candidates were joined by an audience 1500 people from the community These students had been mentored by Senseis’ Buzz and Judy Durkin and the Butokukai  organisation of outstanding teachers.
Associations and dojos have alot to learn from Senseis’ Buzz and Judy.

Later during a brief conversation with martial arts legend, George Mattson I discovered an interesting lesson.

I said to George,
“It must be an amazing feeling to know your responsible for all this !”
He smiled and said he hadn’t imagined this.

During a conversation about the release of my latest film project, ‘Anatomy of the Tide’, originally due Sept 2012 now June 6, 2013. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1980038/

I told George I was a bad guy in the film and had used movements from the Uechi Ryu Kata Seisan in my fight scene then curb stomped my opponent.

He said sarcasticly,
“That should be real good for Uechi Ryu..!

Each of us are merely ingredients in the recipe that is our art,  Our family, our style, our dojo …..our community.


Robb Buckland, Grand Masters George Mattson & Buzz Durkin, w/ Sensei Allan Azoff
Live life fully while you’re here.

 Experience everything.  Take care of yourself and your friends.

 Have fun, be crazy, be weird.  Go out and screw up!

 You’re going to anyway,  so you might as well enjoy the process.  Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes:

 find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. 

Don’t try to be perfect; 
just be an excellent example of being human

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