This is the HARDCOVER edition of "The Study of China Hand Techniques". This book is unique in the literature of Okinawa Karatedo. It is the first book of its era to provide not only an... More > outline of the history, and philosophy of Toudi (Karate) but also provides detailed instruction on a broad range of techniques and their application including striking, kicking, locking, throwing, and choking.< Less
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
This is the second translation of the written works of Kenwa Mabuni, entitled The Study of Seipai: The Secrets of Self-defense Karate Kenpo (Seipai no Kenkyu Goshin Jutsu Hiden Karate Kenpo). Like... More > his previous work, Karate Kenpo: The Art of Self-defense, The Study of Seipai was intended as a general introduction to the newly imported martial art of Karatedo on the Japanese mainland during 1930s.< Less
Karate Kenpo: The Art of Self-defense is one of Kenwa Mabuni's early written works on the fledgling art of Karatedo and was intended as a general introduction to this art of self-defense.
Karate... More > Kenpo provides a rare glimpse of Mabuni's ideas about the history and development of Karatedo on Okinawa. It also introduces the fundamentals of his art including warm-up, basic techniques, stances, training equipment and the fundamental kata San Chin, and the advanced kata Seiunchin.< Less