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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
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
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
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
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
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