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.

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!

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.

Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts

Author : Patrick McCarthy
ISBN : 0804831475
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.

The Limitless Spirit Of The Martial Arts

Author : Marilyn Fierro
ISBN : 0692851666
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In the early 1970s Marilyn Fierro found herself pursuing a way of life that was supposed to be closed to women - the martial arts. Join her as she tells her story of personal growth, spirituality, and achievement (both internally and externally). This book contains the following primary sections: 1. Personal life story as a young girl growing up and discovering martial arts 2. Early experience with self defense seminars and dojo life 3. Tournament and competitive experiences 4. Descriptions of instructors and martial arts influences throughout the years 5. Unique images of early training, including seminars with instructors such as Angi Uezu, Fumio Demura, Bill Wallace, Shugoro Nakazato, and more 6. An exploration of the spiritual aspects of training and life 7. Much more! Words of support for Fierro Sensei's work: -I tell people how we met. How you just showed up one day at a karate tournament in line with the rest of us to compete in the black belt division in kata and weapons kata, and then went on to place in both. You blew me away. We, I mean the Detroit black belts, hadn't seen a woman like you in competition. And with that, we have been friends for over 40 years.- - Ray Gabriel, 7th Dan Isshinryu ----- -I met Marilyn Fierro many years ago. She is one of those people who is an example of how martial arts can enrich any person's life. She has achieved so much through her training, both in gaining expertise and also, and more importantly, in applying the many lessons she has learned to all parts of her life. Marilyn has done so much to build purpose and joy in her life through martial arts, and that is the true goal of training.- - Fumio Demura, 9th Dan Shitoryu ----- -Reading Marilyn Fierro's new book brought back many mixed emotions of my own personal journey through life and the martial arts. Her accounts through her childhood and life offer an incredible story of persistence, courage, determination, passion, and a strong desire to be our best in any given situation. It is especially gratifying and satisfying to read the names of wonderful people I have met through my personal friendship with Marilyn over these many years.- - Mike Stone, Retired Karate Competitive Champion, Fight Choreographer, Motivational Speaker

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