The Way of Uechi-ryu Karate

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In the Fall of 1956, PFC George E. Mattson embarked on a journey to the Far East as a member of the US Army. An average Midwest kid, slight in stature and ignorant of the world, Mattson didn't realize that he would one day be considered one of the fathers of modern martial arts.

The Way of Uechi-Ryu Karate is the story of one man's journey of more than 50 years as a practitioner and teacher of classical Okinawan karate.

In his own words, Mattson recounts for the first time, the story of bringing the style of Uechi-ryu back from Okinawa to the United States. Written in novel style, Mattson takes the reader on a cultural tour of Japan and Okinawa before landing them in the city of Boston, MA where he set up his first dojo (hall of training) and began to teach the art of karate.

With Mattson's honest writing style, the reader will get a visceral feel for the interesting events and characters that helped shape the face of modern karate. Mattson shares several behind the scene stories and tells of both his struggles and successes as he built Okinawan Uechi-ryu into one of the most successful and respected karate styles in the world.

Laced with history and culture in both text and imagery, the book can be enjoyed by anyone who has an interest in the martial arts.

This beautifully bound hard cover book is a library quality keepsake that can be passed on for generations. With nearly 500 pages of text and photos spanning over fifty years, it is a  documented time capsule of the life of George E. Mattson and the development of Uechi-ryu karate in the United States. Complimented by a Gold embossed black hard cover, the book is surrounded by a sanguine-red dust jacket adorned with a beautiful new Chinese dragon.

The Way of Uechi-Ryu Karate includes an enormous appendix of articles and transliterations from a variety of sources and contributing authors, giving each book owner an instant library of excellent martial art reference materials.

Roy Bedard
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This is a large and heavy book: 9"X12", 80lb Matte coated, over 400 pages, weighing in at over 5 pounds. Over 200 books have been spoken for since the book was announced at the 1008 SummerFest. There have been many delays but I am very pleased to report that the book is now in production and it looks fantastic!

Only 500 hardbound, signed and numbered copies will be printed. Don't let this opportunity to own what is destined to become a classic martial art book, slip by. Order yours today.

Susan
 
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