Bubishi

Author:
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462918539
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Treasured for centuries by karate's top masters, the Bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategy, medicine, and technique as they relate to the martial arts. Referred to as the "bible of karate" by famous master Chojun Miyagi, for hundreds of years the Bubishiwas a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa. All of karate's legendary masters have studied it, applied its teachings, or copied passages from it. No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi. Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. The first English translation of this remarkable martial arts manual includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a gold mine for researchers and practitioners alike. For the final word on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts, one need look no further. This karate book is one of the best karate training supplements available.

Bubishi

Author:
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462903566
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Treasured for centuries by karate's top masters, the Bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategy, medicine, and technique as they relate to the martial arts. Referred to as the "bible of karate" by famous master Chojun Miyagi, for hundreds of years the Bubishiwas a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa. All of karate's legendary masters have studied it, applied its teachings, or copied passages from it. No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi. Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. The first English translation of this remarkable martial arts manual includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a gold mine for researchers and practitioners alike. For the final word on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts, one need look no further. This karate book is one of the best karate training supplements available.

Bubishi

Author:
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 4805313846
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Treasured for centuries by karate's top masters, the Bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategy, medicine, and technique as they relate to the martial arts. Referred to as the "bible of karate" by famous master Chojun Miyagi, for hundreds of years the Bubishi was a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa. All of karate's legendary masters have studied it, applied its teachings, or copied passages from it. No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi. Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. The first English translation of this remarkable martial arts manual includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a goldmine for researchers and practitioners alike. For the final word on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts, one need look no further. This karate book is one of the best karate training supplements available. This new paperback edition includes additional commentary from the translator, as well as a new foreword.

Bible of Karate Bubishi

Author:
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462916405
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This comprehensive translation of the Bubishi—the ancient manual of karate—is the most complete available. Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. The English translation of this remarkable tome includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a gold mine for researchers and practitioners alike. For the final word on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts, one need look no further. No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi.

Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts

Author: Koryu Uchinadi
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462903061
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Bubishi Martial Art Spirit

Author: George Alexander
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781312877986
Release Date: 2015-03-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Finally! The secrets of the Bubishi translated for the first time! Shrouded in mystery, the Bubishi - Martial Art Spirit is the secret karate text of the Okinawan masters. This book inspired the modern developers of karate such as Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju Ryu Karate, Kenwa Mabuni, the founder of Shito Ryu Karate and Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate. Guarded for centuries, this mystical book was completely translated into English by Masters George Alexander and Ken Penland. It includes the history of the White Crane System, the Sanchin, Happuren and Nipaipa kata, "The Secret of the Blood" know as Dim Mak, Meridian Theory & Chinese Acupuncture, Pressure Points, Set up & Multiple Strikes, White Crane Fighting Techniques, Knockout & Killing Techniques, an explanation & illustration for 48 essential resuscitation techniques and much, much more! A one of a kind book that every serious karate student and instructor must have.

Essence of Okinawan Karate Do

Author: Shoshin Nagamine
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462902484
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do presents the teachings of legendary martial arts master Shoshin Nagamine, founder of the Matsubayashi school of Shorin-ryu karate-do. Used for generations as a practical and pictorial guide, it contains over 1,000 photographs to document eighteen classic karate kata (preset forms) and seven yakusoku kumite (prearranged partner exercises), as well as basic techniques. This book is a precise and easily accessible pictorial guide to performance and perfection of traditional karate. The only book in English with photos of one of the great prewar masters demonstrating the proper execution of Okinawan karate, The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do is a bridge between karate's legendary past and the practitioners of today. This ingenious and imaginative text explains the historical landmarks in the development of style, vividly outlines its leading forms and techniques, and recalls noted Okinawan karate men of the past, including the author's teachers Ankichi Arakaki, Choki Motobu, and Chotoku Kyan.

Classical Kata of Okinawan Karate

Author: Pat McCarthy
Publisher: Black Belt Communications
ISBN: 0897501136
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Pat McCarthy, a shorinji-ryu stylist and triple-crown winner of the North American Karate Championships in 1974, demonstrates 11 karate kata. A detailed history of Okinawan karate and biographies of 37 of its greatest patriarchs are also included.

Shin Gi Tai

Author: Michael Clarke
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 9781594392450
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Prepare to have your beliefs challenged about what karate really is. Within these pages, you will discover traditional karate; along the way, perhaps many of your own beliefs about karate will be confronted. You might have a body capable of mastering karate’s physical techniques, but do you have a mind with a level of awareness that is able to grasp the true spirit of karate? For adults only. Regardless of how many people you can defeat in combat, the deeper aim of karate has always been to conquer your own ego, and by doing so, to increase the likelihood of avoiding conflict. When you can control your ego, you have a chance to establish peace in your life—this is the tradition of budo karate. Shin Gi Tai has a literal translation: mind–technique–body. A karate-ka’s mind (shin) must be developed ahead of his technique (gi) if he is to discover a sense of balance within his body (tai). While the mental and physical aspects of karate are daunting and cause many to stop training, if you can just endure the early years—say, the first decade—then there is opportunity for real and lasting benefits. Budo is a concept more often discussed than put into practice. Yet, as part of traditional karate training, it has the capacity to dramatically change lives for the better, but only if you are prepared to move past the obvious and strive to understand the philosophy and the morality of budo. Your life is yours, your karate is yours; accept ownership of both and reap countless rewards.

Okinawan Karate Kobudo Te Teachers Styles and Secret Techniques Expanded Third Edition

Author: Mark D Bishop
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780244054847
Release Date: 2018-01-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Time moves on, cultures change with the twists of history and secret arts are lost. To understand the essence of karate, kobudo and te is to read and digest this work. To devour the mysteries of the secret principles it records is to dwell in a former time, only then will the reader know the true meanings of what the masters passed on. This book was a classic of the 20th century and, with the passing of time, is now considered to be an historic record for the modern era; both a time capsule and an integrated tool of knowledge transmission. Also featuring contributions from the latest breed of expert researchers, this Expanded Third Edition keeps the original version alive in its entirety, while bringing the Okinawan karate world up to date, as it expands into an ever-increasing international world. Be warned though, it also answers questions that have not been asked until now and topics that could not have been discussed, while expanding on newly debatable issues. This is what the masters were really saying

The Science of Martial Arts Training

Author: Charles I. Staley
Publisher: Action Pursuit Group
ISBN: 1892515016
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The author, a fitness and training expert, explores topics such as skills training, strength development, flexibility, speed training, tournament strategy, motivation, nutrition and more! This book will help you to put together a training regime in order to reach your full potential.

The Art of Hojo Undo

Author: Michael Clarke
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 9781594392047
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

ADDING POWER TO THE FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF KARATE Hojo Undo means ‘supplementary training,’ and using these tools is the key for developing the devastating power of karate techniques. Without Hojo Undo training, a practitioner cannot reach the profound strength levels required for a lifetime of karate training. This book details how to construct and use many training tools, provides accurate mechanical drawings, comprehensive training methods, and discusses the historical context to understand why Hojo Undo was created in ‘old’ Okinawa. • Warm up exercises • Detailed construction drawings • Build your own Hojo Undo tools! • Learn how to use the tools to develop devastating power • Link your increased power to fighting techniques • Hear what Okinawan Masters say about Hojo Undo training

Okinawan kempo

Author: Choki Motobu
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000043347667
Release Date: 1995-09-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation


The Little Bubishi

Author: Andrew O'Brien
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 9781609117177
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Many books have been written about the origins of Karate-Do and the legendary masters who caused its meteoric rise into what has become a worldwide sporting phenomenon. Karate is practiced by tens of millions in over seventy countries. Although most of its practitioners are children, the majority of books that have been written are for adults. The Little Bubishi tells the story of karate and the amazing tales of its legendary masters in an enjoyable way that is intended for children. But the story is enjoyable for readers of all ages. The legends of Karate-Do are brought to life in its beautifully descriptive stories that tell of the heroics and steely determination that embody karate history. The peaceful philosophies behind this multi-layered martial art are too often overlooked, while its graphic fighting forms more often take center stage. Karate is explained simply, so children may gain a greater understanding of the true meaning and nature of Karate-Do. The Little Bubishi: A History of Karate for Children is essential reading for all young karate enthusiasts. Andrew Michael O'Brien has taught hundreds of children karate over three decades, and has always used storytelling to motivate them. I also realized that no books like this have ever been written for children. He lives in Cardiff, Wales, and is working on his next two children's books. Publisher's Website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheLittleBubushi.htm

Author: Gichin Funakoshi
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770027966
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Philosophy

This translation of the guiding principles of karate is aimed at martial arts enthusiasts, particularly followers of karate. The original text was written as terse axioms, the precepts of which are open to various interpretations. Many unresolved questions are answered in this commentary. Gichin Funakoshi, the father of karate, once said that 'the ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants'. To support his life-long stance and offer guidance to future practitioners, he penned his now