Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts
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.
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Akamine Eisuke bo-jutsu Chinen chudan chudan-tsuki posture photo chudan-uke posture dojo embusen executive member foot and perform foot one step Funakoshi Gichin gedan gedan-uke posture Gojuryu Gunma Prefecture hand in front Higa Higa Seiko Hold the bo Ikaho illus illustrated in photo jodan jodan level jodan-uchikomi-yoi posture Karate Karatedo kata Kobudo Hozon Shinkokai left foot left hand left hip left jodan-uke Martial Arts Move the left Move the right movement photo ninth movement nunchaku perform a chudan-uke Perform a jodan-uchikomi Perform a left perform a right Pivot posture illustrated preparation posture Pull Put the left Put the right reverse grip right chudan-tsuki posture right hand right jodan-uchikomi posture right shoulder Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Ryukyu kobudo shihan sai-jutsu Sensei Seventh move seventh movement shihan and board Shorinryu Sixteenth move sixteenth movement step forward strike Taira Shinken Take one step Tomishiro trated in photo tuifa ture Twenty-fifth move uchikomi-yoi posture uke posture zenkutsu-dachi