Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi, Volume 1

Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi, Volume 1 By PatrickMcCarthy Yuriko McCarthy, 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 ChoA 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.Volume 1 comprises Taira Shinken s Ryukyu Kobudo Taikan An Encyclopedia of Ancient Ryukyuan Martial Arts and McCarthy s commentary Taira Shinken The Father of Modern Kobudo Patrick McCarthy is, at 7th dan, hanshi, the highest ranking Westerner in the Dai Nippon Butokukai, Japan s elite traditional martial arts organization A well known historical researcher, instructor, and former tournament champion, McCarthy has written several books, including Tuttle s best selling 10,423 copies Bible of Karate Bubishi His writing has appeared in The Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Inside Kung Fu, Black Belt, Karate International, Australasian Martial Arts, Fighting Arts International, and Budo Dojo.. Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts Koryu Uchinadi Volume 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

  • Title: Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi, Volume 1
  • Author: PatrickMcCarthy Yuriko McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9780804820936
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi, Volume 1”

    1. Kobudo and Taira Shinken Only way I could follow some of the illustrations was already knowing something of kobudo from my training last year 2000 Frustrating to have author use Japanese terms for so many moves and stances, when I don t know what the terms mean.

    2. Probably worth an extra star, but the information is so obscure, that it will be of interest to few.

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