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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.

Okinawa Kobudo

Author : Andrea Guarelli
ISBN : 1634504844
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Self-defense is a vital part of survival. Today, different forms of martial arts--karate, tae kwon do, wushu--are becoming increasingly popular. Okinawan Kobudo is an ancient martial arts practice--originally developed on the islands of Okinawa--that involves the usage of various farm tools as weapons. Today it has gained popularity worldwide and is one of the most respected forms of martial arts. "Il Maestro” Andrea Guarelli is one of the most respected names in Okinawan Kobudo. In this comprehensive guide of this widely popular martial arts form, Guarelli discusses the history of Kobudo, the various weapons-- the bo, the sai, the tonfa, the nunchaku, and more--and teaches practitioners how to hone their respective skills. With 100 full color photographs of weapons, positions and stances in this ancient form of self-defense, this book is a must have guide for martial arts practitioners everywhere. Whether you practice martial arts for self defense, or for mere exercise, there is much to take away from this book, which is guaranteed to aid in your practice of Kobudo.

Okinawan Weaponry Hidden Methods Ancient Myths Of Kobudo Te

Author : Mark D Bishop
ISBN : 9781326916749
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This work clearly defines and catalogues the fifty historical hand-held weapons that were used in Okinawa Prefecture and the Ryukyu Islands from the dawn of its history. It show the stages of development and introduction of these weapons to the islands and how they affected the culture through the ages. The 'standard five' popular weapons of the modern era (bo, sai, tonfa, nunchaku & kama) are described in detail with many scale drawings, but surprisingly, it clearly shows the influence of bladed weapons, such as the curved sword. Firearms also made a huge contribution to Ryukyuan weapon development, so these are also introduced in their historical context. Most surprising is the contextual detail of the historic eras, such as the affects of the Satsuma Invasion of the Ryukyu Islands in 1609 & the dissolution of the monarchy in 1879. Contrary to popular myth, between these years Okinawans did not adopt farmers tools for self protection, for quite a different history is revealed herein.

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.

Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts

Author : Christian Galan
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.

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.

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.

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