I'm Andre Tippett and i've been involved in Uechi/Shohei Ryu since 1982 and a student at the Okinawan Karate Club in Stoughton, Ma. Before getting drafted to the New England Patriots, I studied in Newark, NJ in the early 70's and then trained with a group in Iowa City, IA after getting a full ride to the University of Iowa. While in Iowa City I read "The Essence of Okinawan Karatedo" cover to cover maybe 10 times, that book helped me fill in many missing blanks to many questions that appeared out of the blue.
I've been following Mattson, Sensei webpage for a very long time.. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading different sections inside the forum. I have had the good fortune to know many of the most senior people here in our New England region. Keep up the insightful information!
Best in all things,