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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.

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.

Okinawan Te Martial Art Of Kings Nobles Revealed Second Edition Revised Expanded

Author : Mark D Bishop
ISBN : 9780244922498
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Another revealing book by Mark D Bishop. This work expands on the original best-selling version, by including more than 40 extra pages and further explaining the methodology of applications, as well training methods, for proper conditioning. Providing a teaching format for the instructor, it is also an informative workbook for the beginner and a how-to-do manual for those already with experience in the martial arts. In effect, it is the first ever work that deals thoroughly with the training and techniques of Okinawan Te as it developed from 1609, following the Satsuma Invasion of the Ryukyu Islands, until 1879, when the monarchy was dissolved by Japan. Until now, despite demonstrations of its effectiveness, the study of and training in Okinawan Te of this period has been known only to a few adherents. This has led to a mystification and often false representation. However, this can no longer be the case, as all is uncovered in this detailed and brilliantly coordinated work.

Martial Arts Of The World An Encyclopedia Of History And Innovation 2 Volumes

Author : Thomas A. Green
ISBN : 9781598842449
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference ever published on the wide range of martial arts disciplines practiced in cultures around the world. • Includes the scholarship of 67 expert, international contributors • Presents 30 images of martial arts in practice • Offers bibliographic lists at the end of each section pointing to further reading in print and online • Includes a comprehensive index in each volume

Martial Arts Of The World A Q

Author : Thomas A. Green
ISBN : 9781576071502
Genre : Martial arts
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"Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an index that notes the historical figures and classic texts dicussed within articles help to make this set a scholarly corrective in an area often informed by the movies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

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.

Taiho Jutsu

Author : Steven Kaplan
ISBN : 9781465325082
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Steven J. Kaplan is the Dean of the Graduate Theological Institute in Margate, Florida. A State classifi ed Chaplain, holding a doctorate in psychology, he is additionally an ordained rabbi who has taught both Jewish studies and psychology at the college and university levels. Dr. Kaplan has been engaged in pastoral psychotherapy for thirty-fi ve years.

Japanese Jiu Jitsu

Author : Darrell Max Craig
ISBN : 4805313242
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With extensive, step-by-step photographs and instructions, this jiu-jitsu guide is an efficient tool for mastering this ancient martial art. The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial arts (MMA). For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught only to a select few. Based on the author's study with instructors at the Tokyo police academy, this martial arts book presents all the traditional techniques of Jujitsu, also known as Jiu-jitsu. These methods teach you valuable restraining methods that force your opponent to submit without abuse by using pressure points. It shows you tips for search and seizure, and the almost extinct art of Hojojutsu—how to tie people up without using any knots. Japanese Jiu-jitsu: Secret Techniques of Self-Defense addresses and demonstrates the full range of Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police self-defense). Learn specific techniques such as: The use of hands Throwing an opponent Attacking vital points with strikes and kicks The use of weapons (like the staff). This fascinating Jiujitsu book was designed as a training manual and serves as a remarkable illustrated guide to the secret art of Japanese samurai self-defense.

Journal Of Asian Martial Arts

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ISBN : IND:30000125075477
Genre : Martial arts
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Heiho

Author : Jerry L. Aiello
ISBN : 1883702127
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The book of HEIHO: CONCEPTS IN STRATEGY, is a culmination of research from the International Shito Kan Association into the art, science & philosophy of Karate as a form of Budo. HEIHO follows the vision of Grand Master Shimabuku & the tradition carried on by American Isshin Ryu Master Harold Long, recognized 10th Dan & current patriarch of the Isshin Ryu System. The author continues the lineage into a third generation of Isshin Ryu practice carrying on the legacy of the Okinawan Karate Masters. HEIHO first explores the fundamentals of proper martial arts practice & explores Kaishu Waza, advanced practice, called Shito Kan Chart III which consists of concepts researched & developed to serve as Bunkai (applications) for correct, traditional application of Tatsuo Shimabuku's Chart I, II & the eight empty hand Kata (forms) of Isshin Ryu derived from the Goju & Shorin Ryu systems. The advanced techniques explore many elements of Kata Bunkai not normally learned in standard Karate training. HEIHO is essential reading for anyone interested in the study of Karate Jutsu & Budo including fundamental developmental aspects of basic technique & etiquette as well as advanced applications & theory of Karate Budo as a philosophy of life. Order from the Aiello Group, 605 West 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067. 810-542-4314, FAX: 810-542-5414.

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