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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 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
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
The Essence of Naha-te By Joe Swift
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The hard cover edition of Joe Swift's first solo book, detailing important historical documents related to the development of modern Karate-d0.
The Essence of Naha-te By Joe Swift
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Translations of historically important documents in the history of Karate.
Okinawan Bojutsu: The Cudgel Traditions of Shushi and Sueyoshi By Murakami Katsumi
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One of the only English language books on the art of Okinawan staff fighting by a world renowned Master Instructor. This is the perfect tome for all interested in Ryukyu Kobudo, the classical weapons... More > arts of Okinawa.< Less
古武道 棒術 Kobudo: Bojutsu By Uematsu and Swift
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What this book is NOT: A book of secrets that will turn you into a master of the Japanese quarterstaff; a book that will give you incredible insights into the history and application of the Japanese... More > quarterstaff. What this book IS: A legacy of one man’s interpretation of the Japanese quarterstaff, originally published in 1975, making it one of the earliest books on the subject. This reprint includes the entire original book with English translation alongside the Japanese, as well as some bonus materials. We originally planned on only reprinting for internal use, but decided to make it available to the general public at large, as texts on the classical weapons arts are few and far between. We hope you enjoy this booklet for what it is, a brief glimpse into the practices of Bojutsu as practiced at the author’s Dojo in Japan.< Less