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The Secret and True History of Okinawan Bugei By William Durbin
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This book tells the story of the Okinawan martial arts, not as it was told in the twentieth century, seeking to find acceptance under the Japanese government, while at the same time hiding the most... More > sacred aspects of the Okinawan royalty. Through this volume, William Durbin, Soke of Kiyojute Ryu Kempo Bugei, rips off the curtain hiding the secret and true history of Okinawan Bugei. People of all arts, but especially those of Japanese Karate and Korean Karate, will be interested in learning the truth behind the legends of this phenomenal and influential martial art.< Less
Okinawan Masters: A Martial Artist's Journal By Thomas White
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A Practitioner's Journal
Okinawan Masters: A Martial Artist's Journal By Thomas White
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A Practitioner's Journal
Okinawan Martial Arts Center; Student Progress Manual By C. Michial Jones
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This is the official training manual of the Okinawan Martial Arts Center covering the arts of Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do and Ryukyu Dento Ufuchiku Kubujutsu. Within this manual you will find history,... More > biographies, etiquette, terminology, Basics, promotional requirements for Juniors and Seniors, along with Kobudo and much more. This manual will assist the student as they take there journey along the path of budo.< Less
Zen Odyssey, An Okinawan Karate & Martial Arts Journey By Mark D Bishop
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An entertaining odyssey by all means, which all readers, not only karate-ka, can enjoy. The work describes a fascinating 'voyage of discovery' through the Okinawan martial arts during the author's... More > younger years. Both informative & factual, the work leads the reader on a journey of initiation from the preliminary stages of being a 'live-in disciple' of Goju-ryu & trainee of Matayoshi Kobudo in post-Reversion Okinawa, as he travels with the reader through the exploration of Uechi-ryu, Shorin-ryu & Okinawan te; also of a vast spectrum of connected Ryukyuan cultural entities. His attention to detail is commendable, as the shared expedition becomes an esoteric odyssey to find the zen spark of enlightenment that evades so many seekers, but which can be found within one's own nature. Mark D Bishop is arguably the foremost authority on historical Okinawa karate & martial arts. He continues to write, travel, research and teach extensively on various aspects of these, including its related anma bodywork & zen.< Less
Zen & Kobudo Mysteries, A History of Okinawan Weapons, Te & Karate By Mark Bishop
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"This book is as vital to every serious martial artist as zen is profound". An intriguing and detailed work on the history of Okinawan martial arts as they relate to the physical &... More > metaphysical aspects of zen training. Every martial artist should read and digest the detailed contents, because the work is more than an historic journey tracing the roots of Okinawan te & kobudo from their beginnings in the 7th-century AD through to the introduction of karate into the modern era, for it teaches, explains and demonstrates the very core, the essence, of all such esoteric arts and the real reasons for training and teaching them.< 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
Uechi-Ryu Kokusai Sign-In Book at Bennetts Karate By Richard Allen Bennett
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Okinawan Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Kokusai Kyokai Sign in sheet book used at Bennetts Karate
Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Student Guide and Handbook: 3rd Edition By Donald B. Joyner
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Art and History of Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do: A Study Guide and Student Handbook at 3320 NE 37th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308. www.joynerskarate.com (269)207-2883 Don Joyner began his Karate training in... More > 1972 at the YMCA under Steve Fuller and Bill Keith. Later, training under James Thompson, 9th-Dan, at the Okinawan Karate Academy, in Kalamazoo, MI. On 4-24-77, Donald Joyner was promoted to 1st-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 1177, by NAUKA through Walter Mattson upon the recommendation of Sensei Bill Keith. On 4-22-79, he was 2nd-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 599. On 6-1-81, he was 3rd-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 260. On 5-15-83, he was 4th-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 163. In August 1984, he attended the Uechi-Ryu Summer Camp training on Thompson Island, Massachusetts. On 8-1-89, he was promoted to 5th-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 169, one of the youngest ever. He is listed in "Who's Who in Martial Arts" for 1985-1986 and also been featured in Karate Illustrated Magazine with Mark E. Stewart. On 7-9-95, he was 6th-Dan, OkiKuKai #82.< Less
Uechi Ryu Karate-Do Student Guide and Handbook By Donald B. Joyner
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Art and History of Uechi Ryu Karate-Do: A Study Guide as a Student Handbook at 3320 NE 37th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308. (269) 207-2883 Don Joyner began his Karate training in 1972 at the YMCA... More > under Steve Fuller and Bill Keith. Later, training under James Thompson, 9th-Dan, at the Okinawan Karate Academy, in Kalamazoo, MI. On 4-24-77, Donald Joyner was promoted to 1st-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 1177, by NAUKA through Walter Mattson upon the recommendation of Sensei Bill Keith. On 4-22-79, he was 2nd-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 599. On 6-1-81, he was 3rd-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 260. On 5-15-83, he was 4th-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 163. In August 1984, he attended the Uechi-Ryu Summer Camp training on Thompson Island, Massachusetts. On 8-1-89, he was promoted to 5th-Dan, Soke Shubukan # 169, one of the youngest ever. He is listed in "Who's Who in Martial Arts" for 1985-1986 and also been featured in Karate Illustrated Magazine with Mark E. Stewart. On 7-9-95, he was 6th-Dan, OkiKuKai #82< Less

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