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Post Offices of the Phiippine and Ryukyu Islands under U.S. Administration By Richard Small
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The Post Offices of the Philippines (1898 - 1946) and the Ryukyu (1944 - 1972) Islands under United States Administration. 1900 and 1917 roster of Philippine Postmasters and a map.
Introduction to Nisei Yoshu Ryu Kempo By Dr. Carlos Febres
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NISEI YOSHU RYU KEMPO IS A MODALITY OF THE ORIGINAL SYSTEM OF KEMPO AS IT WAS PRACTICE IN THE RYUKYU ISLANDS, It combines both old and new elements to offer a more balance approach to the martial... More > arts of Okinawa and Japan. THIS BOOK IS AN INTRODUCTION TO THIS METHOD OF OKINAWAN KEMPO.< Less
The Downfall of a Ryukyuan Samurai By Joe Swift
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What this book is NOT: A Karate book. What this book IS: A glimpse into a time since passed, a time of great upheaval and societal change, where the very fabric of a civilization was torn only to be... More > rewoven in an entirely new light, and the struggles of one man, who would recover from his downfall to become one of the most celebrated Karate masters of Okinawa. Come on in and experience the history of Karate in a manner you never even imagined possible!< Less
Itosu Anko: Savior of a Cultural Heritage - Deluxe Edition By Joe Swift
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Itosu Anko - Using primary written and verbal testimony, this book attempts to elucidate the evolution of Okinawa Karate from its roots in Chinese and Japanese martial arts, through the Meiji Era and... More > into modern times by looking deeply at the story of the Father of Modern Karate, not only as a legendary martial arts master but his personal quirks as a human being. The entire presentation is rounded out by an afterword by Patrick McCarthy, the worlds preeminent Karate historian.< Less
Itosu Anko: Savior of a Cultural Heritage By Joe Swift
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Itosu Anko - Using primary written and verbal testimony, this book attempts to elucidate the evolution of Okinawa Karate from its roots in Chinese and Japanese martial arts, through the Meiji Era and... More > into modern times by looking deeply at the story of the Father of Modern Karate, not only as a legendary martial arts master but his personal quirks as a human being. The entire presentation is rounded out by an afterword by Patrick McCarthy, the worlds preeminent Karate historian.< Less
The Essence of Naha-te By Joe Swift
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Translations of historically important documents in the history of Karate.
Satsuma Bushido: Life Lessons by Shimazu Jisshinsai Tadayoshi By Joe Swift
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For centuries, the warriors of Satsuma were both feared and respected for both their ferociousness in battle as well as their ideals in life. For the first time in English, learn the ideals and... More > precepts that shaped the Bushi of Kagoshima, the same ideals and precepts that produced such legendary heroes as Saigo Takamori, one of the nobles who led the Meiji Restoration.< Less
An Overview of Karate-dó By Mario McKenna
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This is the HARDCOVER Version. This is the first English translation of Genwa Nakasone's 1938 Karate-do Taikan. It is one of the most comprehensive books published during the golden age of... More > Karate-do. The book contains chapters of a veritable who's who of Karate-do luminaries including: Shiroma Shimpan, Hanashiro Chomo, Mabuni Kenwa, Otsuka Hironori, and Taira Shinken. The book is richly illustrated and goes into detail about Karate-do history, philosophy, techniques and kata.< Less
Karatedo - An Overview By Mario McKenna
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This is the PAPERBACK version of "An Overview of Karatedo". This is the first English translation of Genwa Nakasone's 1938 Karate-do Taikan. It is one of the most comprehensive books... More > published during the golden age of Karate-do. The book contains chapters of a veritable who's who of Karate-do luminaries including: Shiroma Shimpan, Hanashiro Chomo, Mabuni Kenwa, Otsuka Hironori, and Taira Shinken. The book is richly illustrated and goes into detail about Karate-do history, philosophy, techniques and kata.< 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

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