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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 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
Okinawan Weaponry, Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo & Te By Mark Bishop
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Okinawan Weaponry - Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo & Te, is the long-awaited sequel to the author's best selling title "Okinawan Karate - Teachers, Styles & Secret... More > Techniques" This work meticulously details the history, development and training principles of some fifty hand-held weapons utilised within Okinawan Te & Kobudo practice and contains over 400 photographs and illustrations from the author's personal collection and historical sources. Discovery the highly lucrative and secret trade of firearms controlled throughout the South Pacific by Okinawa; a gunpowder plot that blows away the previous perceptions and for the first time reveals why Okinawa Has player such a fated role in world conflicts. Mark Bishop is considered the leading expert on Okinawan martial arts. He continues to travel, write, reasearch and teach extensively on various areas of these, especially Te, its related bodywork (shiatsu) and zen.< Less
Okinawan Weaponry, Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo & Te By Mark Bishop
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Okinawan Weaponry - Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo & Te, is the long-awaited sequel to the author's best selling title "Okinawan Karate - Teachers, Styles & Secret... More > Techniques" This work meticulously details the history, development and training principles of some fifty hand-held weapons utilised within Okinawan Te & Kobudo practice and contains over 400 photographs and illustrations from the author's personal collection and historical sources. Discovery the highly lucrative and secret trade of firearms controlled throughout the South Pacific by Okinawa; a gunpowder plot that blows away the previous perceptions and for the first time reveals why Okinawa Has player such a fated role in world conflicts. Mark Bishop is considered the leading expert on Okinawan martial arts. He continues to travel, write, reasearch and teach extensively on various areas of these, especially Te, its related bodywork (shiatsu) and zen.< Less
Karate 1.0: Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art By Andreas Quast
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This masterpiece represents the results of nearly twenty years the author invested in demystifying the convoluted genealogy of Karate. The central theme of this work is the search for causal triggers... More > of a holistic system of unarmed and armed martial traditions. By analysing the origin and transformation of the military and security organization of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, the author identified the superordinate security related royal government organizations and functions responsible. In this way describing the enigmatic parameters of the Ryūkyū Kingdom’s ancient fighting arts, or KARATE 1.0, a common historical basis of the countless fragmentary traditions of modern Karate and Kobudō were discovered. “KARATE 1.0: Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art” should be embraced by the international Budō community and enjoy the recognition and success it so richly deserves.< 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, A Martial Arts Journey By Mark Bishop
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A journey through the martial arts of Okinawa, giving accounts of the authors experiences and training on the island over a period spanning nearly two-decades. It also describes much of the Ryukyuan... More > culture related to the martial arts and their associated teachers. A blend of travel writing and instruction.< Less