EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER/CHAIRMAN: MASTER GEORGE E. MATTSON

Uechi-ryu Grandmaster George E. Mattson is rightfully considered a martial arts pioneer and author. Leads the International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation. First American to earn a Uechi-ryu Black Belt Certificate and known as the first American to bring Uechi-ryu from Okinawa to America. 

 

 


EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER/PRESIDENT: SHIHAN TOM BENTLEY

Tom Bentley serves as the President of the South China Martial Arts Alliance. Sensei Bentley holds dan rankings in karate, ju-jutsu and kobudo.  He currently holds the rank of hachidan and has been awarded the titles of Shihan and Hanshi.

 


EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER/VICE PRESIDENT/TREASURER: DAVID BERNDT

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER/TESTING ADMINISTRATOR: TIMOTHY DANDO

Tim Dando holds the rank of Godan in Uechi-ryu and has been awarded the title of Shihan in Uechi-ryu karate.  Tim trains directly under Grand Master George E Mattson.  He has studied and trained for almost 30 years including training in Shito-ryu, Tai Chi, Tang Soo Do, Hung Fut Pia Kung Fu and traditional lion dancing.  He also has trained in Okinawan and Chinese weapons as well as Aiki jo.