George Mattson is considered as the American Karate Pioneer. He was the first American to be 1st degree black belt degree in Okinawa.
After his service in Okinawa marine Base, he brought Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do in the USA and open the first dojo (Boston).
George Mattson & Ryuko Tomoyose
George founded the International Uechi Ryu Karate Federation to support worldwide Uechi-Ryu growth.
George is 80 years old and still fit and very active.
He continues to teach and support advanced practitioners with a fantastic enthusiasm and passion !
Extract of ‘Your life’ TV show on George Mattson, Karate Master& Pioneer :