Presents an overview of the life of Shinken Taira, his students and the weapons tradition he passed on. Includes detailed photos and notes on the kata: Shushi no kon sho and dai; Tsukenshitahaku no... More > sai, Chatanyara no sai, Kojo no sai; Maezto no tikko; Kanegawa no tinbe; Kanegawa no niccho gama; and Hamahiga no tonfa.< Less
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