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Okinawan Kobudo

Author : Andrea Guarelli
ISBN : 9781634509626
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago was the birthplace of two methods of self-defense now practiced worldwide: Okinawan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu, known as Okinawan Kobudo. Kobudo is the study of weapons adapted from the tools of farming and fishing. Okinawan Kobudo reveals, for the first time through print and photographs, the rich history and techniques of this most prestigious martial art known worldwide as Matayoshi. Andrea Guarelli traces the history of Matayoshi Kobudo, explores the background of each weapon, and demonstrates the form and technique of practice through rare photos, many of which the author took while a student of Shinpo Matayoshi Sensei (1921–1997). Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Tales Of Okinawa S Great Masters

Author : Shoshin Nagamine
ISBN : 9781462918195
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now available for the first time in English, Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters, the late Shoshin Nagamine's groundbreaking work, recounts the legacy and life histories of Okinawa's greatest martial artists. In addition to profiles of the legendary tegumi wrestlers, Nagamine-sensei features many of the world's great karate masters, including the founder of the core styles from which modern karate sprang. Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters corrects historical inaccuracies surrounding Okinawan martial arts and brings alive the greatest of the great masters. In this seminal martial arts history and biography, Nagamine-sensei presents the martial legacy of the Okinawan people and, to complement and emphasize what is of greatest importance in these tales and life histories, concludes with detailed instructions for the practice of zazen (sitting meditation). Already a classic in the Japanese edition, Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters is a must-read for all karate and tegumi enthusiasts, practitioners and researchers alike.

Okinawan Karate

Author : Mark Bishop
ISBN : 9781462901630
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From their roots in China, the historical development of each karate and kobudo system—Okinawa's greatest cultural export—is presented here via the teachers who formulated them into the many fragmented styles practiced today throughout the world. Okinawan Karate: Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques, written by one of the foremost writers on Japanese martial arts, specifically Okinawan, presents important elements of the fighting arts as a whole, along with the "ins" and "outs" of health-oriented training and the "secrets" of developing intrinsic energy (ki) circulation. This updated and revised edition reflects the rapid changes that have occurred within the Okinawan martial arts. Features in this edition include historical tables and vital striking point charts, as well as detailed historical information and an account of the contemporary karate, kobudo, and ti (or te) scene in Okinawa. Sections include:Styles based on Chinese boxing systems—Jukendo, Goju-ryu, Kojo-ryuThe Shorin Styles—Ishimine-ryu, Shorin-ryu (Shaolin), Okinawa KenpoThe Kobudo and the Ti Styles—Honshin-ryu, Ryukyu kobudo, Begeikanand more!

Okinawan Goju Ryu

Author : Seikichi Toguchi
ISBN : 0897500180
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Okinawan Goju-Ryu is an instructive text on the etiquette, kata, stances, and powerful techniques of the renowned goju-ryu system as practiced in Okinawa. Includes a detailed section on sanchin breathing and step-by-step photos with foot patterns.

Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts

Author : Patrick McCarthy
ISBN : 0804831475
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 33. 38 MB
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A collection of documents written by and about Okinawa’s most famous karate and kobudo (traditional weapons arts) masters, this anthology includes previously untranslated texts by Miyagi Chojun (founder of Goju Ryu karate), Mabuni Kenwa (founder of Shito Ryu karate), Taira Shinken (founder of Ryukyu Kobudo), Chibana Choshin (founder of Kobayashi Shorin Ryu), and Motobu Choki (the notorious scrapper who in his maturity went on to teach many who became masters in their own right). McCarthy, a renowned martial arts researcher, has also included the findings of his extensive research on these masters and the systems they founded, as well as of the prewar era establishment of the Okinawan karate tradition in the main islands of Japan.

The Essence Of Naha Te

Author : Joe Swift
ISBN : 9781329122574
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This presentation brings together a series of rare historical documents, photographs and insights into the origins of Goju-ryu and other Naha-te derived modern Karate styles. It will make a perfect addition to any serious martial artist's library.

Fumio Demura Karate Weapons Of Self Defense

Author : Fumio Demura
ISBN : 0897502116
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Written by master of kobudo (ancient self-defense weapons) Fumio Demura, this book collects his separate works on karate weapons in one volume As one of the most highly respected and influential karateka in the world, Fumio Demura has written several books on karate weapons, including tonfa, sai, nunchaku, kama, and bo. Their importance to the world of martial arts has not diminished and his edition retains all the illustrations, photos, and martial arts techniques of the original individual volumes and brought them together in one important volume. It includes a history of each of these weapons and demonstrates how they can be used in modern self-defense fighting scenarios. It a must-have special edition for martial artists, students of karate and their instructors, and anyone interested in the history of personal weapons.

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