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.

Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts Volume 2

Author : Patrick McCarthy
ISBN : 9781462903078
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.

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.

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 Karate Ka

Author : Joel Reeves
ISBN : 0955987628
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"A journey of discovery into the forgotten origins of karate." Spanning twenty years, 'The Karate-ka' shares the author's thrilling adventure from Japan to Okinawa in search of the mother of all karate styles - a 'lost fighting art' known simply as Te. Following a chance encounter with an Old Man who recalls training in his youth with Gichin Funakoshi, the 'Father of modern karate', the author ultimately abandons the mainstream dojo to seek out the last of the Te masters. Along the way he meets various teachers, some hidden, some not, but each with their own repertoire of martial techniques and strategies, all wrapped within the transformative wisdom of a former time. Insightful, profound and inspiring 'The Karate-ka' is a refreshing 'travel journal' read for all martial artists regardless of style or cultural origin.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Basics

Author : Gene Simco
ISBN : 0806526637
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 27. 90 MB
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Gene Simco teaches that a solid mastery if the fundamentals of this martial art is essential in creating a foundation upon which the more advanced techniques can be built. With photos and step-by-step instruction, Simco shows the reader all the moves that are needed to take training to the next level. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics also includes information on the primary positions and submissions, defences against punches, escapes from chokes and warm-up exercises. Whether you're a novice or an experienced martial artist, this is the book to refer to when taking to the mat.

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.

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.

Warrior Arts And Weapons Of Ancient Hawaii

Author : Sid Campbell
ISBN : 1583941606
Genre : History
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"A comprehensive resource on the weapons and martial philosophy and techniques employed by the ancient Hawai'ian warrior, a little-known part of our American heritage"--Provided by publisher.

Journal Of Asian Martial Arts

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ISBN : IND:30000111151761
Genre : Martial arts
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