If you are serious about fine-tuning your Uechi-ryu karate or wish to pass your Black Belt test with flying colors or if you simply wish to study the same karate subjects that Master Kanei Uechi taught and tested candidates at the first official testing held in 1958, then this is the e-Book for you.

Besides a detailed description of the test and expert tips on how to perform these techniques, drills and exercises, watch high quality video clips for both learning details and in full speed.

George E. Mattson, 9th degree black belt author of this book, is an acknowledged expert in Uechi-ryu and is a highly qualified practitioner and teacher of this unique karate system. He is the author of three highly popular text books on the subject and dozens of teaching videos. According to Mattson, this e-Book is the best source of material, for both learning the fine points of the system and highly recommended training tips for passing your black belt test. In addition, Mattson goes into great detail describing common mistakes made in the system that can be easily overcome with his advice and guidance.

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Table of Contents:

Rank RequirementSummary Chart...... iii
Introduction to the Special IUKF
Black Belt Test Guide.... 1
Acknowledgments . . . 3
Forward to the 2nd & 3rd Edition. . . 4
Important Links for your reference . . . 9
Important Membership Information . . . 10
Dojo "Kun" . . . 12
Preface to 1st Edition . . . 14
Chapter One: Introduction . . . 19
The IUKF Uniform Crest . . . 22
Chapter Two: The Test Overview . . . 23
What is Uechi-ryu to IUKF members? . . .33
Chapter Three: Preparation . . . 33
Chapter Four: Sanchin . . . 40
The IUKF FireDragon Challenge . . . 55
Sanchin Tips . . . 56
Chapter Five: Designatied Kata . . . 59
Chapter Six: Warmup exercises . . .63
Chapter Seven: Kotekitae . . . 68
Arm Rubbing . . . 69
Arm Conditioning . . .71
"Two Arm" Pushing Exercise . . . 74
Leg Conditioning . . . 74
Uechi-ryu Circle Blocking Exercise . . . 75
Chapter Eight: Dan Kumite . . . 77
Dan Kumite Series . . . 84
Chapter Nine: Seisan Bunkai . . . 89
Chapter Ten: Questions on Uechi-ryu History and Theory . . . 93
Chapter Eleven: Free Style Sparring . . . 96

Chapter Twelve: The Test Form . . . 102
Chapter Thirteen: Computer Test Assistance . . . 108
How Computers can help . . . 109
Chapter Fourteen: Test Strategies . . . 120
Dan Test Views: Commentaries . . .129
Joan Neide . . . 129
Buzz Durkin . . . 138
Art Rabesa . . .140
Robert Campbell . . . 147
Robert Bethoney . . . 147
Alden Blake . . . 149
Anne Sevin . . . 150
James Thompson . . . 159
John Spencer . . . 164
Appendix A :
Important Uechi-ryu Information . . . 167
Chronology . . . 167
Uechi-ryu Kata . . . 175
Other Exercises and Drills . . . 175
Ranking System . . . 176
Strikes . . . 177
Kicks . . . 177
Useful Terms . . . 177
Appendix B: Uechi-ryu History in China . . . 182
IUKF Committee Report. . . 189
George Mattson Summary . . . 197

Bonus to all who purchase the e-Book and... those who are checking out my e-Book.

Please click here for my personal welcome and video introduction to this all-new Black Belt Test Guide. In this same video section I'll be sharing information about the latest IUKF activities and happenings. Plan to bookmark the site and visit it often. GEM

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What the advance Reviewers are saying:

This new edition of the BBTG is certainly the best one ever! I like the way you've made changes, and entered them in blue, so the reader can pick up easily on the new points of view. . . . And all the videos are a gold-mine, for those who are trying to remember what they've seen in the dojo, but haven't yet mastered; those who know the material can check the teaching points, which will become useful when they teach in turn. State of the Art, while being very easy to read both logically, and visually. Truly an e-"book"!

Paul Haydu
Chairman, IUKF