Sensei George E. Mattson has been a prominent World leader of Uechi-Ryu Karate for many years. He is credited for popularizing Uechi-Ryu in the United States of America. He was the first American taught Uechi-Ryu Karate in Okinawa and the first American to receive a Black Belt Certificate. As an author he wrote the first textbook on Uechi-Ryu Karate “The Way of Karate”. This year, 2008, marks his 50th anniversary of teaching Uechi-ryu throughout the United States of America.
Enjoy this website that showcases his career and accomplishments.
Come celebrate the history making 25th anniversary of George E. Mattson Summerfest 2008 in Boston, Mass.
Mattson is currently president of the International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation (IUKF), consisting of over 200 schools and thousands of students world wide. Author of three published books, he is currently working on his much anticipated fourth publication. He is web administrator for one of the most popular websites on karate on the Internet today as stated by Black Belt Magazine www.uechi-ryu.com. He hosts and organizes the George E. Mattson Summerfest and other clinics and seminars.
After more than 45 years of being the pioneer of karate in New England he and his wife Susan relocated to Florida where he is currently teaching a small group of students who convinced him not to retire.
This website was developed in his honor and to the best of my ability without his knowledge as a surprise for all his dedication in teaching and sharing the art of Uechi-Ryu.
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