The Bible of Karate: Bubishi
Charles E. Tuttle, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 214 pages
Treasured for centuries by karate's masters, The Bubishi was a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa. Dealing with philosophy, strategy and medicine as they relate to the martial arts, it has been studied and taught from by all of karate's legendary masters. This English translation includes numerous explanations and notes to ease comprehension. The authro also includes research on Okinawan and Chinese history as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in thos countries, making it useful for researchers and practitioners alike.
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Very interesting book. Pat McCarthy gives you all the known theories as how the referenced text was passed down from generation to generation. Very good translation of an old document. Talks about the Meridian Lines in the body and striking vital points and how to perform various techniques from long ago.