okinawan kobudo the history tools and techniques of the ancient martial art

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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 : Shosh 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.

Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts

Author : Koryu Uchinadi
ISBN : 9781462903061
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi readers have access, for the first time, to an extensive collection of the most important documents written by and about Okinawa's most famous karate and kobudo masters and their arts, as well as to photographs of kobujutsu katas of historical significance. This two–volume anthology includes previously untranslated texts by Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju Ryu Karate), Kenwa Mabuni (founder of Shito Ryu Karate), Shinken Taira (founder of Ryukyu Kobudo), Choshin Chibana (founder of Kobayashi Shorin Ryu Karate), and Choki Motobu (the notorious scrapper who in his maturity went on to teach many who became great masters in their own right). Patrick McCarthy–with the able assistance of his wife, Yuriko McCarthy–provides expert translation and commentary based on his extensive research into these masters and the systems they founded, as well as into the establishment of the Okinawan karate tradition in the main islands of Japan.

Okinawan Te Martial Art Of Kings Nobles Revealed

Author : Mark Bishop
ISBN : 9781326836153
Genre : Self-Help
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A first in the field of Okinawan Te. This work contains incredibly revealing material on this until now semi-secret Okinawan martial art called te! It is another fascinating and mind-opening book from the best-selling author, Mark D Bishop, who is considered to be the most authoritative writer on Okinawan martial arts. Mark D Bishop spent nearly two decades living and researching in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, during the important years of change in the 1970s and 1980s. This work is the third of his trilogy following on from 'Okinawan Karate, Teachers, Styles & Secret Techniques' and 'Okinawan Weaponry, Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo & Te'. Containing many, until now, unrevealed techniques for health and self defence (with and without weapons), it is a must-read for all serious martial artists. There is history, training methods, techniques, how to do, how to teach and, above all, how to avoid or counter potentially harmful conflict through advanced application; how to not only survive, but thrive.

The Essence Of Naha Te

Author : Joe Swift
ISBN : 9781329122574
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 29. 33 MB
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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.

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 Okinawan karate book 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-ryu The Shorin Styles—Ishimine-ryu, Shorin-ryu (Shaolin), Okinawa Kenpo The Kobudo and the Ti Styles—Honshin-ryu, Ryukyu kobudo, Begeikan and more!

The Spirit Of Okinawan Karate Extended Throughout The World

Author : Fusei Kise
ISBN : 0974192104
Genre : Karate
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Grand Master Fusei Kise has devoted his life to teaching traditional Okinawan karate, From the main dojo of the All Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Federation in Okinawa City, he and his students have branched throughout the world, bringing to thousands the tradition of Shorin-Ryu Matsumura karate as passed to him by his teacher, Master Hohan Soken. In this book, Hanshi Kise tells his the story of his life and his karate.

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