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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:22 pm 
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This should be one of our best years. Fantastic Presenters and an all new scheduling process. Hope to see you all at this really great event.

New Information sheet, updated Presenters listing and details on the 2014 Masters Celebration.

http://uechi-ryu.com/fests/summerfest/

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:34 pm 
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http://uechi-ryu.com/summerfest-presenters/

Really a good bunch to get to know and listen to, and also to make friends with.

It is amazing what you can learn just by watching or just listening to these 'specialists'...things that cannot be taught in traditional ways as the 'street confrontation' knowledge is much too varied.

If you have ever thought that you may have to use karate in self defense, then you will do yourself a great disservice by NOT attending this year's camp.

I also have found over the years, a deaf ear to potential civil liability survival, once using karate for self defense.

It is really comical for me to see even high rank practitioners, master ranks, etc._ gloss over this critical knowledge.

These are the people who, after 'defending' themselves...will have a case of 'knee buckling' after being served with a summons a complaint to appear in court on a civil suit, and, having tendered the summons and complaint to their home owner's Liability insurance company_ are told their insurance policy does not cover their 'self defense' response action.

So they will have to retain their own personal defense attorney, experts and investigators for trial preparation $$$$$$

and if found liable in a civil trial...they will have to dig into their bank accounts, savings, 401K retiring accounts and mortgage their house, to pay a judgment against you.

Best of luck :wink:

I will be available at camp to give some advice on what you need to do ...to avoid your knees knocking together down the road.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:36 am 
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From Mattson sensei:
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This will be my last communication with the Presenter's Team before camp begins and I ask that you read it carefully and to contact me if you have any questions about how Saturday's seminars will be conducted.

Friday is a no-brainer. I selected six excellent teachers who each has a special message and seminar content that should provide all participants with an exciting and knowledge-filled day.

Saturday is a different matter. We will have a record number of participants and over 50 teachers who have expressed interest in teaching and. . . all 50 of you are highly qualified teachers and excellent motivators who will make the 2014 Summerfest a huge success.

I know each of you will do your best to aid me in making Saturday's seminars run smoothly and trouble free. As you realize by now, after reading my last newsletter, the jungleplex facility will be set up to accommodate ten stations. Each station will be assigned a "category" and teachers will post themselves to the station of their choice, whenever they wish to teach or assist in teaching.

Our goal is to man all ten stations every hour from 9am - 5pm.

More than one teacher can select a station. The senior ranked teacher will be in charge of the class and will assign other participating teacher to help with the seminar.

Remember the theme of Summerfest. . . "Relate all that is taught to Uechi-ryu!" and at the beginning of each seminar, briefly explain how the subject matter of the class relates to Uechi-ryu and will advance the student's understanding and appreciation of their own personal Uechi-ryu.


Saturday I am hoping that all the seniors in attendance, will get involved with the "spirit" of the camp and take advantage of this "open-ended" assignment of classes and along with me, will enjoy the experience.

Friday we will have one featured seminar every hour. Teachers in attendance who are not on the schedule are encouraged to spend the hour at one of the open stations and work with any participant who is looking for some help with their kata or whatever.

Take the opportunity to meet new people, sign autographs and help to make the camp memorable for everyone, including yourself. I'll be out there and hope you will be as well.[/
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:02 pm 
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This is a great new format !!!! I look forward to seeing all of you in Plymouth !!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:07 pm 
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Remember the theme of Summerfest. . . "Relate all that is taught to Uechi-ryu!" and at the beginning of each seminar, briefly explain how the subject matter of the class relates to Uechi-ryu and will advance the student's understanding and appreciation of their own personal Uechi-ryu.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:49 pm 
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Van. . . many thanks for mentioning this year's camp on your excellent forums. SummerFest has become a focal point for expanding our understanding and appreciation of our beloved art as well as an wonderful opportunity to renew old and discover new friendships. For me and many of the participants, Camp is a place to recharge batteries and regardless of rank, become a student again, eager to "cross hands" with an open-mind.

See you next Friday, August 1st. . .

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:37 pm 
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Thank you George...the Summer camp is what you said and more. Even if just a place to go and see what the gathering is all about and enjoy a good party in a lovely area. Some of us might even learn a thing or two.

Making....Good lasting friends is really the ultimate goal of Uechi Ryu.

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