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Okinawa Kobudo – Volume II By Andreas Quast & Leif Hermansson
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This is Volume II sporting Hanshi Leif Hermansson, 10th Dan Karate and Okinawa Kobudo and his extensive Kobudo curriculum. Okinawa Kobudo Volume II – 3rd Kyu to 1st Dan black belt - features... More > the basic techniques (Kihon) of three weapons: Nunchaku, Kama and Tekko. The Bo-Kata featured in this volume are Ufugushiku no Kon, Shushi no Kon Koshiki (old style), Sakugawa no Kon Dai, and Sueyoshi no Kon. The two Sai-Kata are Chatan Yara no Sai, Hamahiga no Sai, and furthermore the volume contains the Kata Nunchaku Sho, Tozan no Nichogama, Maezato no Tekko, and Yaraguwa no Tonfa. More than thirty Kumite are illustrated and described in detail for Nunchaku, Kama, and Tekko. Soke Leif Hermansson from Sweden is a 10th Dan Hanshi in Karate and Okinawa Kobudo. After more than fifty years of training, with the last thirty-five years mostly in Japan and Okinawa, Soke Leif Hermansson is a highly qualitative and qualified teacher of Karate, Iaido and especially Okinawa Kobudo.< Less
Okinawa Kobudo – Volume I By Andreas Quast & Leif Hermansson
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This is the first volume sporting Hanshi Leif Hermansson, 10th Dan Karate and Okinawa Kobudo and his extensive Kobudo curriculum. Okinawa Kobudo Volume I – 6th to 4th Kyu - features the basic... More > techniques (Kihon) of three weapons: Bo, Sai and Tonfa. The Bo-Kata featured in this volume are Shushi no Kon Sho, Shushi no Kon Dai, and Sakugawa no Kon Sho. The two other Kata are Tsuken Shitahaku no Sai and Hamahiga no Tonfā. Basic and continuous Kumite are are illustrated and described in detail each for Bo, Sai, and Tonfa. This provides the student with already fifty fighting scenarios, which incorporate the principles of martial arts. Soke Leif Hermansson from Sweden is a 10th Dan Hanshi in Karate and Okinawa Kobudo. After more than fifty years of training, with the last thirty-five years mostly in Japan and Okinawa, Soke Leif Hermansson is a highly qualitative and qualified teacher of Karate, Iaido and especially Okinawa Kobudo.< Less
Okinawa Seidokan Tome Volume 1 By Donald Hayhurst
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This Tome is an encyclopedia of the subject of Okinawan Martial Arts and specifically the art of Shian Toma 10 Degree Black Belt Karate Master. This Tome traces the 400 year history of the island... More > nation and the influences that played in its development and the Okinawan influence it had on the world. It's focus is the linage of Okinawa Seidokan and the events and people that carry on this art today.< Less
Okinawa Seidokan Tome Volume 1 By Donald Hayhurst
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This Tome is an encyclopedia of the subject of Okinawan Martial Arts and specifically the art of Shian Toma 10 Degree Black Belt Karate Master. This Tome traces the 400 year history of the island... More > nation and the influences that played in its development and the Okinawan influence it had on the world. It's focus is the linage of Okinawa Seidokan and the events and people that carry on this art today.< Less
Okinawan Weaponry, Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo & Te By Mark D Bishop
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This work clearly defines and catalogues the fifty historical hand-held weapons that were used in Okinawa Prefecture and the Ryukyu Islands from the dawn of its history. It show the stages of... More > development and introduction of these weapons to the islands and how they affected the culture through the ages. The 'standard five' popular weapons of the modern era (bo, sai, tonfa, nunchaku & kama) are described in detail with many scale drawings, but surprisingly, it clearly shows the influence of bladed weapons, such as the curved sword. Firearms also made a huge contribution to Ryukyuan weapon development, so these are also introduced in their historical context. Most surprising is the contextual detail of the historic eras, such as the affects of the Satsuma Invasion of the Ryukyu Islands in 1609 & the dissolution of the monarchy in 1879. Contrary to popular myth, between these years Okinawans did not adopt farmers tools for self protection, for quite a different history is revealed herein.< Less
Okinawan Karate (Kobudo & Te) Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques: Expanded Third Edition By Mark D Bishop
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Time moves on, cultures change with the twists of history and secret arts are lost. To understand the essence of karate, kobudo and te is to read and digest this work. To devour the mysteries of the... More > secret principles it records is to dwell in a former time, only then will the reader know the true meanings of what the masters passed on. This book was a classic of the 20th century and, with the passing of time, is now considered to be an historic record for the modern era; both a time capsule and an integrated tool of knowledge transmission. Also featuring contributions from the latest breed of expert researchers, this Expanded Third Edition keeps the original version alive in its entirety, while bringing the Okinawan karate world up to date, as it expands into an ever-increasing international world. Be warned though, it also answers questions that have not been asked until now and topics that could not have been discussed, while expanding on newly debatable issues. This is what the masters were really saying< Less
Einträge zu Karate und Kobudo im Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978 By Andreas Quast
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Das Bugei Ryuha Daijiten stellt nach wie vor eines der wichtigsten Nachschlagewerke zu den Stammbäumen japanischer Schulen der Kriegskunst dar. Hier hat der Autor die nahezu 180 Einträge... More > zum Karate und Kobudo inklusive der gegebenen Stammbäume herausgearbeitet und übersetzt. Diese Einträge besitzen nicht nur als Vergleichmaterial einen hohen Wert in der historischen Forschung, sondern stellen tatsächlich eine wichtige Primärquelle dar. Mit "Einträge zu Karate und Kobudo im Bugei Ryuha Daijiten 1978" hat Quast ein nützliches Nachschlagewerk vorgelegt, welches sich durch verhätnismäßig hohe Authentizität der bereitgestellten Daten auszeichnet.< Less
Okinawan Bojutsu: The Cudgel Traditions of Shushi and Sueyoshi By Murakami Katsumi
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One of the only English language books on the art of Okinawan staff fighting by a world renowned Master Instructor. This is the perfect tome for all interested in Ryukyu Kobudo, the classical weapons... More > arts of Okinawa.< Less
Tales from the Western Generation By Matthew Apsokardu
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Every generation wonders about the exploits of the brave men and women who have gone before them. As the deeds of old masters are recounted, we are destined to ask - what kind of people were they?... More > What were their goals and philosophies? What would they think about our efforts to preserve and grow the art of karate? This book seeks to answer some of those questions by encapsulating over 30 original interviews with senior karateka who experienced the old way of karate for themselves and helped bring it to the Western world. Here stories about masters such as: Hohan Soken Okazaki Teruyuki Shimabukuro Zenryo Tsuyoshi Chitose Odo Seikichi Robert Trias Kise Fusei Oyata Seiyu Matayoshi Shinpo Miyazato Eiichi Shimabukuro Eizo ...and many more! Interview guests include: Chuck Merriman Glenn Keeney Victor Moore Ed McGrath Maynard Miner Cathy Cline James Logue Bill Hayes William Dometrich James Coffman Doug Perry Walter Dailey ...and many more!< Less
SCOUTING OUT THE HISTORICAL COURSE OF KARATE: Collected Essays By Henning Wittwer
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The six essays in this volume are primarily based on Japanese sources and the original research of the author. Each of them provides valuable and unique insights into the history and teachings of the... More > martial art of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, today widely known as karate. Henning Wittwer takes a deep look at the following themes: - The 1867 „Programme of the Three-Six-Nine and of All Arts“: A New Translation and Explanation of its Martial Arts Sections - Asato Ankō – His Life, Teachings, & Descendants - Bodhidharma, Shaolin and Chinese Boxing in the Eyes of Japan’s Karate Pioneers - Jigen-ryū & its Influence upon Karate-Dō - The Karate of the Shōtōkan (1938–1945) - The Stick of the Shōtōkan – Considerations Concerning its History, Transmission and Teachings Karate practitioners, karate researchers, and martial arts enthusiasts, students of Japanese Studies and people with a general interest in Asian history and culture will find this book fascinating as well as interesting.< Less