Okinawa Island Of Karate

Author: George W. Alexander
Size: 14,54 MB
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The Secrets Of Okinawan Karate

Author: Kiyoshi Arakaki
Editor: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770027597
Size: 12,56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A new perspective, going back to the essentials as developed in the island culture where karate began. Karate developed in the islands of Okinawa as a weaponless method of self-defense. In traditional Okinawan karate, kata (form) and kumite (fighting) were not divided, they were taught together as one art. Today, however, as a result of Western influences which treat it mainly as a sport, karate is taught quite differently. The author learned the secrets of karate from masters in Okinawa, fighting in full-contact karate matches, while also competing in Muay-Thai kickboxing in Thailand, and teaching hundreds of students at his dojo in the United States. Readers will find in this book the key to the fundamentals of an ancient martial art, before it was diluted by later interpretations, and will also discover a completely different perspective on karate than any they have ever seen or practiced before.

Okinawan Te Martial Art Of Kings Nobles Revealed Second Edition Revised Expanded

Author: Mark D Bishop
ISBN: 0244922497
Size: 18,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Another revealing book by Mark D Bishop. This work expands on the original best-selling version, by including more than 40 extra pages and further explaining the methodology of applications, as well training methods, for proper conditioning. Providing a teaching format for the instructor, it is also an informative workbook for the beginner and a how-to-do manual for those already with experience in the martial arts. In effect, it is the first ever work that deals thoroughly with the training and techniques of Okinawan Te as it developed from 1609, following the Satsuma Invasion of the Ryukyu Islands, until 1879, when the monarchy was dissolved by Japan. Until now, despite demonstrations of its effectiveness, the study of and training in Okinawan Te of this period has been known only to a few adherents. This has led to a mystification and often false representation. However, this can no longer be the case, as all is uncovered in this detailed and brilliantly coordinated work.

Essence Of Okinawan Karate Do

Author: Shoshin Nagamine
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462902480
Size: 15,34 MB
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The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do presents the teachings of legendary martial arts master Shoshin Nagamine, founder of the Matsubayashi school of Shorin-ryu karate-do. Used for generations as a practical and pictorial guide, it contains over 1,000 photographs to document eighteen classic karate kata (preset forms) and seven yakusoku kumite (prearranged partner exercises), as well as basic techniques. This book is a precise and easily accessible pictorial guide to performance and perfection of traditional karate. The only book in English with photos of one of the great prewar masters demonstrating the proper execution of Okinawan karate, The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do is a bridge between karate's legendary past and the practitioners of today. This ingenious and imaginative text explains the historical landmarks in the development of style, vividly outlines its leading forms and techniques, and recalls noted Okinawan karate men of the past, including the author's teachers Ankichi Arakaki, Choki Motobu, and Chotoku Kyan.

Karatefor Beginners And Advanced

Author: Richard Murat
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126904600
Size: 20,37 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ever Since The Evolution Of Human Civilization, People Have Developed Some Or The Other Self-Defense Skills. Karate Is One Such Skill That Is Growing In Popularity With The Passing Of Years. But Unfortunately, Only Few Are Acquainted With The True Nature Of Karate; For Them It Is Associated With Sport Competitions, Smashing Boards Or Tiles, And Fight With Bulls. The Present Book Karate Aims At Providing The Readers With A Proper Theoretical Exposition Of Karate And Rendering Help In Its Practice. It Provides A Wider Perspective On The Varieties Of Karate And Their Related Techniques, Strategies And Tactics, And Also The Ways Of Its Learning And Training Methodology. Since The Classification Of Karate Is Complex As It Is Based On Style That Differs In Steering, Techniques And Training Methodology, In The Present Book A Chosen System Tsunami Has Been Evolved Under Which The Common Features In Various Styles On The One Hand And The Underlying Differences Among Them Have Been Enumerated And Entensively Explained. The Varied Ways For Improving The Art Of Fighting Have Also Been Systematically Suggested. The Tsunami Art Of Karate, Aiming At Achieving Versatile Physical Development Is Unique In A Sense That It Makes Use Of Various Instruments Like Stick, Nunchaku, Tonfa, Sickle Or Knife. A Regular Participation In Tsunami May Enable One To Become A Master Or Instructor Of Karate, Thus Offering Scope For Earnings.The Present Book Will Prove A Great Help In Mastering Tsunami. It Will Not Only Help Or Appeal The Beginners Or Advanced Learners Of Karate But Also Motivate The General Readers To Obtain Training In This Arena. The Lucid And Simple Language And The Rich Illustrations Of The Book Make It Easily Accessible To The Average Reader.

Top Secret Missions

Author: John E. Malone
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412006449
Size: 16,98 MB
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Military history of the elite 400th US Army Security Agency Special Operations Detachment Airborne assigned to support the 1st Special Forces Group (Abn) on Okinawa is chronicled in this book.

The Secret Art Of Pressure Point Fighting

Author: Vince Morris
Editor: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569757569
Size: 16,22 MB
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Combat Sports Medicine

Author: Ramin Kordi
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848003545
Size: 20,78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sports medicine and sports science are relatively new and rapidly developing fields of knowledge. During the past 2 decades, a significant body of scientific knowledge has been published in these areas. However, there is a demand for practical ref- ences which address sports medicine and science in the context of different sports. This demand is higher in some sports including combat sports, which are highly physically and mentally demanding, and cause challenging issues such as risk of blood-borne infections, weight reduction, head injuries, stress management, and safety for women and children. This book has been developed to meet the needs of the practitioners who work with combat sports athletes in order to improve their health and performance. Combat sports include four Olympic sports (boxing, wrestling, judo, and t- kwondo) and other popular sports such as karate, kick boxing, and Wushu. These sports are popular in most countries of the world, both at competitive and rec- ational levels. Combat sports are practiced by people of different ages for a variety of reasons such as to gain fitness and health benefits and to learn self-defense.

Martial Arts Biographies

Author: Rob Jacob
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595348610
Size: 20,24 MB
Format: PDF
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Martial Arts Biographies: An Annotated Bibliography lists hundreds of martial arts related biographies and autobiographies. Most of the entries are annotated, giving a synopsis of the relevant material in the book. Included are listings for martial artists of Karate, Kung Fu, Aikido, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjutsu, Tai Chi, and many other styles. Appendices list productive sources for new and used books, and contact information for major publishers of martial arts books. Martial Arts Biographies: An Annotated Bibliography is a useful resource for martial arts researchers, readers, book collectors, and libraries.

Zen Odyssey An Okinawan Karate Martial Arts Journey

Author: Mark D Bishop
ISBN: 132690521X
Size: 17,61 MB
Format: PDF
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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 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.