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Some of you may recall a thread I started in 2005to compile magazine articles related to Uechi Ryu. In addition to incorporating the articles others suggested at that time, I have continued to periodically work on this project and now have the list up to 66 articles. Plus I have been able to fill in much of the missing information, and correct some errors, in the original list. So I thought an update might be in order. As before, this list includes:
- Articles specifically about Uechi Ryu or Uechi Ryu practitioners
- Articles not specifically about Uechi Ryu but in which Uechi Ryu is a significant component
- Articles written by Uechi Ryu practitioners
I have included a brief description of what the article is about for some that I thought needed it.

And as before, please chime in if you know any of the missing info or any articles not on the list.
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(author not listed)
1965
“Okinawan Uechi-ryu Karate “
Black Belt, July, pp. 10-15

Dana F. McNeil
1969
“Walter Mattson: The Fighting Leatherneck of Karate”
Black Belt, February, pp. 52-55

Massad Y. Ayoob
1974
"A Bridge Between Two Worlds"
(interview with and on Robert J. Campbell)
Black Belt, March, pp. 22-25
(I have not seen this article)

(author not listed)
1975
“Uechi-ryu Karate-do”
(news on George Mattson visiting dojo in London and Liverpool)
Karate & Oriental Arts, # 57 November/December, pp. 28-29

(author not listed)
1976
“Uechi-ryu Karate-do”
(technique pictorial from George Mattson’s visit to British dojo)
Karate & Oriental Arts, # 58 January/February, pp.14-15

(author not listed)
1976
“Uechi-ryu Karate-do”
(another technique pictorial from George Mattson’s visit to British dojo)
Karate & Oriental Arts, # 59 March/April, pp. 40

George Mattson
1976
“Uechi-ryu Karate”
Inside Kung-fu, May, pp. 25-27

Jay Fraser
1976
“George Mattson Interview: Karate without Kata is Like Kendo without the Sword”
Karate Illustrated, June, pp. 16-20

Lawrence Tan
1977
“Uechi-ryu: Okinawan Cousin of Kung-fu”
Inside Kung-fu, June, pp. 8-11, 44, 47

Ihor Rymaruk
1977
“Instinctive Reflex to Conditioned Reflex (part 1)”
Karate Illustrated, December, pp. 48-50

John L. London
1978
“The International Ambassador for Karate”
(article on David Finkelstein’s United Nation’s karate class)
Black Belt, December, pp. 32-37

Ihor Rymaruk
1979
“Instinctive Reflex to Conditioned Reflex (part 2)”
Karate Illustrated, April, pp. 39-40

Harry Benfield
1981
“Uechi Ryu Karate-do with Master Uechi”
Karate & Oriental Arts, November/December, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

Mick Pappas
1983
“An Invitation from Okinawa”
Combat Magazine, February, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

Joseph-Daniel Carrabis
1983
“Uechi Ryu: Tiger, Dragon, & Crane”
Black Belt, March, pp. 67-71

Raymond Geraneo
1983
“Uechi Ryu”
Kick Illustrated, April, pp. 28-30

Ric Martin
1983
“Okinawan Uechi Ryu: A Visit to the Homeland”
Black Belt, June, pp. 80-85, 90

(author unknown)
1984
“Structure of Uechi Ryu in Great Britain”
Combat Magazine, September, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

Daniel Rinchuse
1985
"Uechiryu Karate: A Psychological and Educational Perspective (Part I)"
Fighting Arts Newsline, Vol 3 # 3 April/May, pp. 7
(I have not seen this article)

Jill Lieber
1985
"Andre's a Giant in Karate, Too"
Sports Illustrated, September 30, p. 66

Bill Klase
1986
“Uechi Ryu Karate: The Pride of Okinawa”
Black Belt, September, pp. 44-49

(author unknown)
1987
"Andre Tippett: Pro Football's 'Karate Linebacker'"
American Karate, January, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

Mark Stewart
1987
“Uechi Ryu: The ‘Gung-Fu’ of Okinawan Karate-Do”
Inside Karate, August, pp. 55-57

Jim Coleman
1989
“School of the Month: Uechi-Ryu Kenjukai Shubukan”
Black Belt, January, p. 94

David Hayward
1989
“Uechi-Ryu Karatedo”
Australasian Fight Arts, Vol 12 # 4 April May, pp. 58-59

Alan Dollar & Bob Davidson
1989
“Uechi Ryu Karate: Okinawa’s Best Fighting System?”
Black Belt, May, pp. 30-34

David Kahn and Richard Baptista
1990
“Sanchin Kata: Uechi-Ryu Karate's Secret Weapon”
Black Belt, May, pp. 36-39

(author unknown)
1990
"Black Belt Sack Attack"
(about Andre Tippett)
Fighter International, September, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

Simon Lailey
1991
“Tiger Boxing: Part 1”
Combat Magazine, April, pp. 70-73

Simon Lailey
1991
“Tiger Boxing: Part 2”
Combat Magazine, May, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

T.H. White & Peggy Hess
1992
“Memories of a Master”
Martial Arts Masters, May, pp. 72-78

James Thompson
1992
“Uechi Ryu”
Budo Dojo Magazine, Fall, pp. 69-70

James Thompson
1993
“Uechi Ryu: Half Hard Half Soft”
Budo Dojo Magazine, Spring, p. 18

Simon Lailey
1993
“The Cerebral Art of Sensei George Mattson: Part 1”
Traditional Karate, June, pp. 7-11

Simon Lailey
1993
“The Cerebral Art of Sensei George Mattson: Part 2”
Traditional Karate, July, pp. 33-36

Daniel Rinchuse
1994
“The Closed-Gate Position in Uechi Sanchin: Practical Application of Uechi's Fundamental Kata”
Inside Karate, February, pp. 38-39, 76

(author unknown)
1994
"Black Belt Andre Tippett Takes Karate as serious as Pro Football"
Masters and Styles, April, 12-20
(I have not seen this article)

Alan Dollar
1995
“Practice & Discipline of Uechi-ryu Karate-do”
Budo Dojo Magazine, Winter, pp. 16-19

Alan Dollar
1995
“Uechi-ryu Karate-Do”
Fighting Arts International, # 89, pp. 26-30

Raffi Derderian
1995
“Are You Tough Enough for Uechi Ryu Karate?”
Black Belt, April, pp. 126-128

George Mattson
1996
“Uechi Ryu Karate: Half Hard - Half Soft”
Bugeisha, # 1, pp. 32-37

(author not listed)
1996
“Interview: Shinyu Gushi”
Dragon Times, # 8, pp. 7-9

(author unknown)
1996
“An Interview with Sensei Nishiuchi”
Combat Magazine, December, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

(student of Maxwell Ainley)
1997
(Sanchin)
Traditional Karate, ?, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

George Mattson
1997
“Evolution of ‘Traditional’ Karate”
Bugeisha, # 2, pp. 50-53

George Mattson
1997
“Kotekitae”
Bugeisha, # 3, pp. 43-46

Alan Dollar
1997
“Indian Culture Meets Okinawan Karate”
Bugeisha, # 4, pp. 30-33

Daniel Rinchuse
1997
"Skill vs. Character"
World of Martial Arts, September/October, 58-59
(I have not seen this article)

(author not listed)
1997
“Pictorial Demonstration of Sanchin Karate Kata by Shinyu Gushi: Part I”
Dragon Times, # 10, pp. 13-14

Alan Dollar
1998
“The Indomitable Shinjos of Okinawa: Part I”
Bugeisha, # 5, pp. 41-44

Alan Dollar
1998
“The Indomitable Shinjos of Okinawa: Part II”
Bugeisha, # 6, pp. 41-45

(author not listed)
1998
Pictorial Demonstration of Sanchin Karate Kata by Shinyu Gushi: Part II
Dragon Times, # 12, pp. 25-27

Harry Cook
1998
“Sanchin: The Essential Kata of Naha-te”
Dragon Times, # 13, pp. 34-36

Mary Bolz
1998
“Kinjo Takashi Kaicho: ‘Use Both Hands’”
Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol 7 # 3, pp. 42-55

Jim Silvan
1998
“Oral Traditions of Okinawan Karate: Ryuko Tomoyose Interview”
Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol 7 #3, pp. 73-95

Andrew Breen
1999
“Science or Sideshow: Uechi-ryu Karate takes the Mystery out of Pressure Point Strikes”
Black Belt, April, pp. 148-152, 177-179

(author not listed)
1999
“Interview: Shinyu Gushi “
Dragon Times, # 14, pp. 5-6

Maxwell Ainley
(~2000)
“Sanchin Training”
Martial Arts Illustrated, ?, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

Daniel Rinchuse
2002
"Okinawan Karate for Health and Longevity"
Inspire Magazine, February, ?
(I have not seen this article)

Mario McKenna with Kenzo Mabuni and Yasuhiro Konishi
2002
“Uechi Ryu Karate Do”
Dragon Times, # 22, pp. 27-29

Ihor Rymaruk
2007
“Defending the Four Directions: Evolving Uechi-ryu's Hojoundo Exercises for Advanced Students”
Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol 16 # 4, pp. 66-77

Joan Neide
2008
“Japan's Future: Embracing Multi-ethnic Complexities Through Physical Education and the Martial Arts”
Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol 17 # 4, pp. 20-25

Damien Chambers
(year unknown)
“The Power of Uechi-ryu Karate”
Fighting Spirit of Martial Arts, ?, pp. 25-27

Dave Scott
(year unknown)
“Living and Training on Okinawa”
Fighting Arts, Vol 2 # 4, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

Terry O’Neill
(year unknown)
“Bob Campbell Interview”
Fighting Arts, Vol 3 # 6, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

Ron Ship
(year unknown)
“Uechi Ryu Karate of Okinawa”
Fighting Arts, Vol 2 # 4, pp. ?
(I have not seen this article)

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Impressive list, Glenn. I can't find any omissions.

I hope others can chime in here. This is an important and very useful project.

By the way, are you going to start including videos and documentaries? Uechi has made it big recently with National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, etc.

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I have an article not on that list. I'll dig it out.
I have also used historic newspaper research to find a few news articles in Massachusetts and the NY Times.
In ten years this will be far easier than now.
Professionally made videos would be a nice asset also to have citations on.
Snippets of them end up on youtube (plagiarism?).

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Bill Glasheen wrote:

are you going to start including videos and documentaries? Uechi has made it big recently with National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, etc.

That's a good suggestion, I don't see why not. It would be useful to have a list of those compiled as well.

By the way, I have this list as a PDF document that I can e-mail if anyone wants a copy for some reason.

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Glenn.

I have seen all the U.K ones ,and lent them out to various folk never to be returned to me ,I have my own articles some were, most likely in the loft ,I will look .

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Here's a news article.
http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles ... 995155.txt

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Here's another on Ihor from 93. One could go on and on.
Just search Google news for the easy ones.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SH ... echi&hl=en

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Thanks Fred! Well those could take a long time to sift through, maybe this summer.

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Here's a real interesting one.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=OM ... rate&hl=en

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Just glancing through the search on Google News, I noticed a lot of the Uechi Ryu news articles are from the St Petersburg Times, apparently Uechi Ryu makes the news quite often there...which could be a good thing and could be a not so good thing...

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I have added some more articles, three by Daniel Rinchuse and one more about Andre Tippett, based on an e-mail kindly sent to me by Steve B. Thanks Steve!

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Hello.

That is a very detailed and impressive list. May I respectfully add one more article to the list. That being the article written by Massad F. Ayoob, in Black Belt magazine, March issue 1974, with an interview with and on Robert J. Campbell, pages 22 – 25. Titled “A Bridge Between Two Worlds”.

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Thanks Jay! I have added this one to the list above.

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The semester is over and I not only survived but thrived. I took over the reigns of two lecture courses at the university half-way through the semester for an instructor who went on maternity leave, and those combined with my normal two classes at the community college meant I had ~270 students. Plus I was taking 3 courses myself, and providing computer mapping on a research project examining how Washington D.C. changed during the Civil War. Needless to say it has been a busy 2 months.

I have decided that I do not like stepping into someone else's classes mid-term, but all in all a good learning experience since I had never taught such large classes before (one of the university courses had 150 students alone), and seeing what other instructors do with their courses is always good.

And I almost made it through without any major issues. Then the week after the semester had ended and grades were posted, a student contacted me with a story that he had found an assignment that had supposedly been graded by the other instructor but that she had somehow not recorded in the grades spreadsheet. I agreed to meet with him and as soon as I saw it I knew the grade had been falsified, and the other instructor confirmed it. So now I have an academic dishonesty case to deal with before I can say the semester is truly over.

At any rate, I have been necessarily absent from the forum but can now turn my attention back to items like this magazine list, which I still have a few updates for. On that note, I have decided that I will not add newspaper articles as some have suggested, I will stick to magazine articles for now. Someone else may want to tackle compiling newspaper articles, I just do not think I will have time to do it justice for the foreseeable future.

One particular addition I will make to the list: I noticed at Barnes and Noble the other day that the current issue of "Classical Fighting Arts" (formerly "Dragon Times") has Part I of an interview with Ryuko Tomoyose that some of you might be interested in. I do not recall seeing anywhere before that he had originally trained under Chojun Miyagi before switching to Uechi Ryu, but he talks a bit about his time with Miyagi as well as the early history of Uechi Ryu. Part II is set to appear in the next issue.

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I'm glad you survived, Glenn. Welcome back to the world.
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I almost made it through without any major issues. Then the week after the semester had ended and grades were posted, a student contacted me with a story that he had found an assignment that had supposedly been graded by the other instructor but that she had somehow not recorded in the grades spreadsheet. I agreed to meet with him and as soon as I saw it I knew the grade had been falsified, and the other instructor confirmed it. So now I have an academic dishonesty case to deal with before I can say the semester is truly over.

Isn't it amazing how brazen people can be?

And yet... some student falsified his academic records to the point that he had Harvard believing he got perfect SAT scores and had a 4.0 at MIT. He would have graduated from Harvard this year, except that he applied to Oxford and similarly falsified his records for them. Oy!!! You'd think he would quit while he was ahead. Now he's likely going to be spending time in prison, as he also got about $45 K in scholarship money to go to Harvard - based on a false record.

It just goes to show, Glenn, that you're smarter than the average Harvard administrator! 8)
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Part I of an interview with Ryuko Tomoyose that some of you might be interested in. I do not recall seeing anywhere before that he had originally trained under Chojun Miyagi before switching to Uechi Ryu, but he talks a bit about his time with Miyagi as well as the early history of Uechi Ryu.

I absolutely was aware that Tomoyose Ryuko had studied Goju. So did David Finkelstein - one of my early (second) Uechi instructors. It's one reason why David and "Tommy" got along so well. That and the fact that they're both great guys.

I didn't know it was Miyagi Chojun though. But that makes sense. In any case it was clear that his father wanted his son to have teachers other than himself. And being a father and having tried teaching my own son, I totally get that.

If you're as good as Tomoyose Ryuyu and you want your son to study from the best, well... you could do a lot worse than Miyagi Chojun. It's also worth mentioning that the Sanchin that Miyagi was taught (by Higashionna Kanryo) was the early open-handed one. That being the case, I'm wondering which Sanchin(s) Tommy was exposed to.

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