This is the second translation of the written works of Kenwa Mabuni, entitled The Study of Seipai: The Secrets of Self-defense Karate Kenpo (Seipai no Kenkyu Goshin Jutsu Hiden Karate Kenpo). Like his previous work, Karate Kenpo: The Art of Self-defense, The Study of Seipai was intended as a general introduction to the newly imported martial art of Karatedo on the Japanese mainland during 1930s.
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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.
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