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by George Mattson


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George E. Mattson is a well-known author of martial arts books and one of the first Americans to be awarded a black belt in Uechi-ryū Karate-do

George E. Mattson is a well-known author of martial arts books and one of the first Americans to be awarded a black belt in Uechi-ryū Karate-do. He was the first to teach the style professionally resulting in the majority of the original growth in the United States of America. He was one of the very first to publish a book in English about karate and has since continued to publish many books on Uechi-Ryu.

Mr For more in depth Karate information, especially on Uechi Ryu, I recommend The Encyclopedia of Karate and Related Arts, by Ted Kresge.

Mattson, though young when he wrote this book, had an incredible grasp on the essence of Karate-Do, and of his style. Though not a practitioner of Uechi-ryu Karate and therefore unfit for an indepth judgement, his skill is obviously there. He shows, step by step and in great detail (including diagrams), the movements of two of the three main Kata: Sanchin and Seisan. For more in depth Karate information, especially on Uechi Ryu, I recommend The Encyclopedia of Karate and Related Arts, by Ted Kresge. The book was checked by Master Kanei Uechi before publishing. It can be very difficult to find.

The Way of Karate Hardcover – January 1, 1963. by George Mattson (Author). The depth of this book, first and foremost, not just on the physical movements, but on the philosophy of Karate, is phenomenal. Mr. Mattson, though young when he wrote this book, had an incredible grasp on the essence of Karate-Do, and of his style.

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The way of karate" or "Karate as a way of life". It means the ability to use the skills you learn in karate in your everyday life. When did George Mattson begin his study Winter 1956, at the age of 19. He studied for about one and half years under Ryuko Tomoyose. of Uechi-Ryu? Mr. Buzz Durkin Kyudan, Hanshi Mr. Mattson Mr. Ryuko Tomoyose of Okinawa Mr. Kanei Uechi and Mr. Ryuyu Tomoyose Mr. Kanbun Uechi Judan Hanshi-sei The Butokukai is the "gathering of schools that What is the "Butokukai", and when was it study the virtue of the martial arts" and was formed? formed in 1984 by Mr. Buzz Durkin.

In 1958 George Mattson was discharged from the . Mattson also wrote one of the first books on karate, The Way of Karate, published in 1963. He returned home to Boston where he became the first Uechi-ryu instructor in America, as well as the first karate pioneer in the New England region. Mattson became a leader of karate on the Eastern Seaboard sponsoring the first karate tournament in New Enland in 1961. In 1958 in Portland, Oreg. Moon Yo Woo began teaching kong su an obscure Koren style of karate.

Uechiryu Karate Do (Classical Chinese Okinawan Self Defense). Sensei Mattson has done a lot to help spread karate here in the . Rare Book, Rare Style, Rare Quality. com User, July 4, 2009. One word of warning- in this (his first book) the term Karate and Kung-fu is sometimes used interchangably- Consider that this book was published in 1963 and those words did not mean quite the same as they do today. A definite must for your martial arts collection.

From dust jacket notes: "A fully illustrated explanation of the Okinawan style of karate, the art and science of empty-handed fighting. An indispensable introduction to its true nature and basic techniques, with emphasis on its value as a system of training body and mind and as a means of self-defense. Over 550 photographs and diagrams. Major subjects include: origins of karate; relationship between karate and Zen; basic karate principles; principal karate techniques; physical and psychological aspects of karate. Clear-cut descriptions of the most important exercises (including the two classic formal exercises sanchin and seisan); thrusts, blocks, elbow, hand, and wrist strikes; foot-striking techniques; and sparring techniques. With a chapter on training equipment, classes, and schedules."

Comments: (7)

Gorisar
i began karate at age eleven and am now fifty-two years young , in all these years i have only a few people who can not only demonsrate karate the correct way , but are able to transfer what they know to another person in person let alone via a dvd . master mattson is such a person and his ability to do this is evident , you can rest assured you will get much more in the way of quality instruction from in any form than you will from many teachers you may study with in person , the reason for this is because his teacher kanbun uechi was a perfectionist as was his teacher chou-tzu-ho . anyone wanting to see what the original sanchin kata is, should consult any publication by master mattson . instead of telling to do something he explains WHY your doing it and the science behind karate instead of some watered down foolishness. when i was young ther was no uechi to be found in my home town , consider yourself extremly lucky to hve this dvd set available to you ,GET IT BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS.
Zepavitta
The depth of this book, first and foremost, not just on the physical movements, but on the philosophy of Karate, is phenomenal. Mr. Mattson, though young when he wrote this book, had an incredible grasp on the essence of Karate-Do, and of his style. Though not a practitioner of Uechi-ryu Karate and therefore unfit for an indepth judgement, his skill is obviously there. He shows, step by step and in great detail (including diagrams), the movements of two of the three main Kata: Sanchin and Seisan. Before the forms he outlines basic hand strikes, leg strikes, blocks and stances, as well as warm ups and drills. After each kata, however, he delves even deeper, while showing a generous amount of applications (Bunkai, I believe it is usually called in Karate). The stories/legends of great teachers at the end - which are my favorite part of all martial arts primers - is what adds a real aesthetic value to the whole book. Another good book on another Okinawan style of Karate is Shoshin Nagamine's "The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do".

Great piece of work! Enjoyed it a lot, as well as learned a few things too!
Whatever
Purchased for my friend - this is his evaluation….

HIstorically valid! One of the first texts on Karate in America. Well worth the price. Some of the pictures leave something to desire, but overall the text and information is still valid.

The discussion of two of the three key kata of Uechi Ryu are good, but Seisan needs enhancement - Sanchin info was excellent for it's time (pre internet/ video). Some of the action photos seem stilted (posed?), but that's a somewhat irrelevant quibble.

If you study Uechi Ryu (or have an historical interest in Karate), this text is worth your money.
Sarin
I purchased a 1963 first edition copy of this classic book in good condition, but plan to purchase a used paperback for use in practice.

Good pictures and down to earth explanations. No mystical walk-thru-walls or super human power talk.

The book is divided into a short section on philosophy, a short terminology chapter (enough to get through a traditional class and body parts), stretching chapter, and others.

The strength of this book is in the description of Sanchin and Sesan. This is why the book warrants the 4 star rating in my opinion. The book is a good overview, but I would recommend learning from a proficient instructor.

For more in depth Karate information, especially on Uechi Ryu, I recommend The Encyclopedia of Karate and Related Arts, by Ted Kresge. The book was checked by Master Kanei Uechi before publishing. It can be very difficult to find.
Ynye
Great book even if you practice a different style of karate. So well written!
Vinainl
You can use this book to find your way to Karate.
Flocton
This is a blast from the past. The author did it right. He went to Okinawa and studied with the best folks he could find and listened to every word he heard and believed it all.

He then enlisted a great photographer (the black and white photos are neat) and put together a neat book.

The upside; he sets out a traditional style of karate (Ueichi-ryu) in good detail, and recites exactly the stories he heard at the dojo after training. This book could not be more sincere. And there is a lot of good information in it.

The downside; he wrote this book a long time ago, when he was a shodan (first degree) black belt. Now he's a ninth degree black belt in this style. Therefore his style isn't as mature as it would become. He also, at the time of this book, bought every story he heard about the style hook, line and sinker. The book is therefore exclusively that of an advocate, with no critical balance.

The book is primarily of historical value at this point; there is better scholarship that this on the history of his style, and there is better instruction in technique than this. But this sets out beautifully the awe and wonder of a karate student who is exposed to a legitimate style at a time when karate was as exotic as the far side of Neptune.

So read this for historical value, and for the sincerity of the author, and for the nifty photographs.
this book is pretty basic,but a must have for any old school Uechi practicioner, I did Uechi back in 1972 at the YMC Union in downtown Boston and having the original Mattson's books is a very important part of any serious martial arts book collection, I recommends it for it historical value, but would rather have a student practice Uechi under a good old fashion instructor. Good Luck!
The Way of Karate download epub
Author: George Mattson
ISBN: 0804806241
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Language: English
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (January 1, 1963)
Pages: 200 pages