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  • By Andrew Moorhouse
    Dec 21, 2012
    You may be surprised how much of these works you have already encountered. I have read passages or seen illustrations taken from these works in martial arts magazines etc , over the years. Importantly here is the complete work, rather than a single passage, used out of context. And that context is highly important. Mario McKenna is to be congratulated for his work in translating these works by Mabuni and allowing those of us with in the Karate world who cannot read Japanese access to these books. I can recommend these books to anyone interested in the technical depth of Karate or it's historical development in the 20th century.
  • By johnathan charles alcock
    Apr 10, 2012
    Truly amazing book from an inspirational figure, I am very grateful that this book has been translated into English and I hope that many other karateka find importance in this historical text.
  • By garrylever81ataoldotcom
    Sep 6, 2011
    I am delighted to see Mr McKenna's translation of this important text finally available as a hard copy. This remains one of my favourite early texts on karate. It is wonderful to read Mabuni sensei talking about his friend Miyagi Chojun sensei, and presenting his thoughts on Sanchin and Seiunchin. As a direct student of Higashionna Kanryo sensei, all students of Shito Ryu and Goju Ryu should pay particular attention to the works of Mabuni sensei. I have possessed the Japanese copies of these books for some time, but now thanks to the work of Mr McKenna, I can finally appreciate these works in their entirety.
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May 19, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.89 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.5 wide x 8.5 tall
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