History Of Karate And The Masters Who Made It

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The History Of Karate And The Masters Who Made It

Author : Mark I. Cramer
ISBN : 9781623172404
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A concise yet comprehensive history of traditional Okinawan and Japanese karate, with biographies of the great karate masters This concise-yet-comprehensive history of traditional Okinawan and Japanese karate includes authoritative biographies of the great karate masters of the past and the philosophical issues they faced as karate changed and evolved. Bringing a fresh understanding to the study of the martial arts, Mark I. Cramer dispels many of the often-repeated martial-arts myths as he details the lineages of the modern styles of karate and describes the social, cultural, and political events that influenced them. While most books focus on a single style of karate or the biography of just one of the great teachers, this book offers a well-researched and detailed overview. By bringing all of this knowledge together in one volume, Cramer—an award-winning inductee into the USA Karate Federation’s Hall of Fame—fills a crucial gap.
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Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals

Author : Brian Kennedy
ISBN : 1556435576
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Chinese martial arts masters of the past created special training manuals with text and images—sometimes appearing in the illustrations themselves—and these manuals now provide an invaluable glimpse back in time that allow readers to see how various martial arts were practiced. Covering the Ming Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, and the Republican Period, this in-depth survey presents 30 masters and their books, placing them in the context of Chinese culture and history. Along with biographical portraits of these masters, the book covers the history of the manuals, Chinese martial arts historians, the history of Taiwanese martial arts, how Chinese martial artists made their livings, the Imperial military exams, the place of the Shaolin Temple in Chinese martial arts history, and much more. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and drawings from the manuals themselves, the book offers a multifaceted portrait of Chinese martial arts and their place in Chinese culture.
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Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo

Author : Masayuki Kukan Hisataka
ISBN : 9781462902347
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In Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo, Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, ninth Dan Black Belt Karate master, introduces the highly innovative and effective Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo system. An integral system of Okinawan karate practiced for centuries, Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo is an evolving scientific martial art that incorporates elements from kung fu, Kudakajima Shishiryu bo jutsu, and Western and Asian medicine. In this detailed martial arts guide, Master Hisataka demonstrates the karate techniques, fighting combinations, and kata (preset forms) that have made him a leading international master of both karate and judo. It describes in detail basic karate strikes, kicks, and blocks, as well as the philosophy of yin-yang and the five elements and how that philosophy relates to fighting strategy and attitude. The history and development of karate from ancient times are covered in detail, with a focus on the Okinawan masters who brought karate to Japan. This book's 430 photographs show karate fighting techniques in action, illustrating a variety of effective striking combinations, counters, and three classical karate kata. This is also the first book in English to show the use of Supersafe protective equipment in martial arts training.
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Warrior Origins

Author : Hutan Ashrafian
ISBN : 9780750957472
Genre : History
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WARRIOR ORIGINS is an account of the history and legends of the world’s prominent martial arts and how they share a common heritage. It chronicles the origins of the Shaolin warrior monks, Shaolin Kung-Fu and their celebrated founder, Bodhidharma, who is also considered the first patriarch of Zen (Chan) Buddhism. The book considers Bodhidharma’s origins in the context of ancient Persia and its royal houses and continues with the rise of Karate from ancient Okinawan roots to Japan and then into a global sport. It connects the record of Ninja and Ninjutsu and the influence of some of its latter luminaries, including Seiko Fujita, whilst also revealing new evidence on renowned martial artists such as Bruce Lee. This work takes a dramatically original approach to the heart of the martial arts and their founders. Author Dr Hutan Ashrafian, who holds black belt grades in several martial art styles, including a 5th Dan in Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate and championship medals in Karate and Judo at World and European Masters level, delineates the inheritance of these arts using innovative evolutionary approaches to find previously unidentified links between them. Warrior Origins traces the pattern from Bodhidharma to the remarkable diversity of modern martial arts.
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Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
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Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
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Secrets Of The Martial Arts Masters

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ISBN : 193788421X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Secrets of the Martial Arts Masters has made martial arts history by bringing together martial arts masters and grandmasters from throughout the world, from all martial arts style to share their teachings, stories, secrets, techniques, philosophy, and the deeper wisdom of the martial arts. This series has brought together 65 martial arts masters in 3 volumes containing over 1,100 pages of martial arts teachings.Secrets of the Martial Arts Masters has brought together martial arts masters from the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Mexico, South America, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Korea, China, and India to share intriguing martial arts secrets, teachings, knowledge, and wisdom to improve your life and your martial arts training! Volume I includes teachings from: GM Fumio Demura, GM Chuck Norris, Shihan Bohdi Sanders, Master Doug Marcaida, GM Richard Norton, Sifu Al Dacascos, Master Silvio Simac, GM Barry Boughton, GM Dana Abbott, Hanshi James Herndon, GM Dan Tosh, Master Adrian Paul, GM David Brown, GM Bob Gomez, Master John Duncan, GM Kevin Cullen, GM Jerry Piddington, GM Mark Shuey, GM Steve Cooper, GM Richard Hackworth, GM Terrence Shea, and Master Cheryl Wheeler Sanders. And he foreword is written by GM Eric Lee! These martial arts great share their deep insights in this amazing book of martial arts wisdom and knowledge!This is one book series that you will absolutely want to have in your martial arts library! No matter how long you have been a martial artist, there will be many things in these teachings that you have not heard before and which will give you much needed insight into the martial arts.Whether you are a martial arts student, instructor, enthusiast, military personnel, or law enforcement officer, you will want to take these teachings to heart and integrate them into your daily life. Some of these teachings may just save your life!If there is a martial artist, warrior, member of the military, law enforcement officer, or anyone interested in self-defense in your life, THIS is the perfect gift for them. This is a MUST READ for every martial artist!
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Sai Karate Weapon Of Self Defense

Author : Fumio Demura
ISBN : 0897500105
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This fully illustrated book covers gripping, flipping, stances, blocks, karate and sai similarities, movements, footwork, combinations and sparring. Fumio Demura is an expert in traditional karate weapons and an international ambassador of karate.
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Karate Kudos

Author : Tamanna Mishra
ISBN : 9781648288166
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fitness... Mapped! This book takes you inside the world of martial arts on a fantastic journey of overall fitness. Karate is a form of self-defence technique that requires a good balance between the body and mind. The word ‘karate’ means playing ‘empty-handed’. So apart from physical power, one needs to learn various playing tactics to have a cutting edge over the others. Through this book, one can learn the basic ways of playing karate and the rules governing it. The ‘Enjoy being a Karateka’ section covers a comprehensive research on Karate tactics, and it is sufficient enough to make you understand the basic moves and enjoy the game. ‘Youth’s choice of Karate’ section provides insights about 21st-century expectations for a 360-degree makeover. Discover karate, kata, kihon, kumite, food, technology, career and much more through this book. Use the grid system where every square content has a unique message coordinating with the subject to ensure that your journey is exciting, educative and fun. You can also use the websites to expand your knowledge and motivate you towards healthy living. The book also has amazing facts, texts, images, infographics, statistics and theories, written and checked by experts. Draw the progress and achievements of karate. The topics covered in this book are Karate Fundamentals, Karate History, Fitness, Karate Organisation and Karate Ingredients.
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Bo Karate Weapon Of Self Defense

Author : Fumio Demura
ISBN : 0897500199
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Fumio Demura covers stances, striking, blocking, combinations, sparring, and an entire bo kata.
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Secrets Of The Martial Arts Masters 2

Author : Bohdi Sanders
ISBN : 1937884228
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Secrets of the Martial Arts Masters has made martial arts history by bringing together martial arts masters and grandmasters from throughout the world, from all martial arts style to share their teachings, stories, secrets, techniques, philosophy, and the deeper wisdom of the martial arts. This series has brought together 65 martial arts masters in 3 volumes containing over 1,100 pages of martial arts teachings.Secrets of the Martial Arts Masters has brought together martial arts masters from the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Mexico, South America, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Korea, China, and India to share intriguing martial arts secrets, teachings, knowledge, and wisdom to improve your life and your martial arts training! Volume I includes teachings from: Master Jino Kang, Sifu Al Dacascos, Shihan Bohdi Sanders, Master Bill Kipp, Shihan Bob Allen, GM Eddie Mapula, GM Casey McPartland, Master David Hansen, Professor John Duncan, GM Dave Johnson, Master Mike Mather, GM Don Newbill, GM Vincent Marchetti, Master Carol Womack, Master Tak Wah Eng, Col. Phil Torres, U.S. Marine Corp, retired, Master David Nelson, GM Steve Cooper, GM Peter Freedman, GM William Powell, Master Bill Logan, GM Frank Dux, Master Max Massiah, Master Jeff Scott, GM Marc Stoner, Master Mudit Srivastava, GM Ron Lew, and GM Mark Shuey. And he foreword is written by GM Eric Lee!These martial arts great share their deep insights in this amazing book of martial arts wisdom and knowledge!This is one book series that you will absolutely want to have in your martial arts library! No matter how long you have been a martial artist, there will be many things in these teachings that you have not heard before and which will give you much needed insight into the martial arts.Whether you are a martial arts student, instructor, enthusiast, military personnel, or law enforcement officer, you will want to take these teachings to heart and integrate them into your daily life. Some of these teachings may just save your life!If there is a martial artist, warrior, member of the military, law enforcement officer, or anyone interested in self-defense in your life, THIS is the perfect gift for them. This is a MUST READ for every martial artist!
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Karate Wisdom

Author : Jose M. Fraguas
ISBN : 1933901942
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Drawing from his personal experience with legendary Karate masters, the author presents for the first time in martial arts literature a single volume providing hundreds of quotations from the greatest Karate masters in history. Divided into eight chapters for easier comprehension, this work will give you many insightful words of help and wisdom for your martial arts journey. A classic collection of inspiring knowledge in philosophy, tradition, training, combat, kata, and weaponry as taught and developed by masters like Gichin Funakoshi, Gogen Yamaguchi, Mas Oyama, Kenwa Mabuni, Masatoshi Nakayama, and other Karate legends. Let this book inspire and guide you in your martial arts training and life.
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Asiaweek

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Genre : Asia
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The Little Bubishi

Author : Andrew O'Brien
ISBN : 9781609117177
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Many books have been written about the origins of Karate-Do and the legendary masters who caused its meteoric rise into what has become a worldwide sporting phenomenon. Karate is practiced by tens of millions in over seventy countries. Although most of its practitioners are children, the majority of books that have been written are for adults. The Little Bubishi tells the story of karate and the amazing tales of its legendary masters in an enjoyable way that is intended for children. But the story is enjoyable for readers of all ages. The legends of Karate-Do are brought to life in its beautifully descriptive stories that tell of the heroics and steely determination that embody karate history. The peaceful philosophies behind this multi-layered martial art are too often overlooked, while its graphic fighting forms more often take center stage. Karate is explained simply, so children may gain a greater understanding of the true meaning and nature of Karate-Do. The Little Bubishi: A History of Karate for Children is essential reading for all young karate enthusiasts. Andrew Michael O'Brien has taught hundreds of children karate over three decades, and has always used storytelling to motivate them. I also realized that no books like this have ever been written for children. He lives in Cardiff, Wales, and is working on his next two children's books. Publisher's Website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheLittleBubushi.htm
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Complete Shotokan Karate

Author : Robin L. Rielly
ISBN : 9781462902286
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Complete Shotokan Karate is actually two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate in Asia and the United States, and an instructional manual for students of the Shotokan method. Part One outlines the history of karate from its probable origins in India (or perhaps Greece), and its transmission from China through Okinawa to Japan. Relevant aspects of Japanese history and culture, such as the samurai ethos and Zen, are emphasized. Part Two, profusely illustrated with over 600 clear black-and-white photographs and 20 line drawings, outlines instruction for kumite (sparring drills). Included are two-person drills such as the double-line drill and the circle drill which give practice in facing multiple opponents. Descriptions of many of these drills are not found in other English-language books. In addition, nine karate kata (forms) are presented, two of which, sochin and nijushiho, are rarely seen in print in English. The two parts of this exhaustive book—the first historical and philosophical, the second practical—combine to form one of the most comprehensive presentations of Shotokan karate available in English. Complete Shotokan Karate is an essential resource for all those interested in Japanese karate.
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Secrets Of The Martial Arts Masters 3

Author : Bohdi Sanders
ISBN : 1937884236
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Secrets of the Martial Arts Masters has made martial arts history by bringing together martial arts masters and grandmasters from throughout the world, from all martial arts style to share their teachings, stories, secrets, techniques, philosophy, and the deeper wisdom of the martial arts. This series has brought together 65 martial arts masters in 3 volumes containing over 1,100 pages of martial arts teachings.Secrets of the Martial Arts Masters has brought together martial arts masters from the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Mexico, South America, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Korea, China, and India to share intriguing martial arts secrets, teachings, knowledge, and wisdom to improve your life and your martial arts training! Volume 3 includes teachings from: Sifu Al Dacascos, Shihan Bohdi Sanders, GM Cynthia Rothrock, Professor John Duncan, Dr. Bob Goldman, Shihan Bob Allen, GM Michael G. McGann, Master Jeff Duncan, GM Allie Alberigo, Master Nelson Pinto, GM Steve Cooper, GM Casey McPartland, GM Lamar M. Davis, II, GM Danny Lane, GM Stephen Hayes, Master Howard Upton, GM Reynardo Nikko Guitierrez, GM Byron Mantack, GM Bill Shaw, Master Bill Holman, GM Harry Mok, Master Fred Mastro, GM Rick Moneymaker, GM Michael Patrick, and Master Dana Hee. And he foreword is written by GM Eric Lee!These martial arts great share their deep insights in this amazing book of martial arts wisdom and knowledge! This is one book series that you will absolutely want to have in your martial arts library! No matter how long you have been a martial artist, there will be many things in these teachings that you have not heard before and which will give you much needed insight into the martial arts.Whether you are a martial arts student, instructor, enthusiast, military personnel, or law enforcement officer, you will want to take these teachings to heart and integrate them into your daily life. Some of these teachings may just save your life!If there is a martial artist, warrior, member of the military, law enforcement officer, or anyone interested in self-defense in your life, THIS is the perfect gift for them. This is a MUST READ for every martial artist!
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The Fighting Arts

Author : Howard Reid
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004653106
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Discusses the techniques and philosophy of Asian fighting systems, such as judo, karate, and kung fu, and describes the practices of masters of the martial arts
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Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : MINN:31951D016912042
Genre : Law
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Research Of Martial Arts

Author : Shifu Jonathan Bluestein
ISBN : 9781499122510
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Jonathan Bluestein's Research of Martial Arts is a book about the true essence of martial arts. It includes neither instruction on deadly killing techniques, nor mystical tales of so called super-human masters. Rather, it is a vast compilation of seriously thought-out observations made on the subject by the author, as well as many other martial artists and scientists, with a slight touch of history and humour. The goal of this project had from the start been to surpass the current standard in the martial arts literary market, and offer readers worldwide something which they have never seen before. In essence, a book in which are found countless answers for martial arts practitioners which they cannot be read elsewhere, which address commonly discussed martially-related topics with breadth and depth unparalleled in other works to this day (in any language). It holds among its pages no less than 220,000 words, containing knowledge which would be coveted by many. The aim of this book is to present the reader a coherent, clear-cut, and in-depth view of some of the most perplexing and controversial subjects in the world of martial arts, as well as providing a healthy dose of philosophical outlook on these subjects (from various individuals). At its core is the author's aspiration to build a stronger theoretical foundation for the discussion of martial arts, while addressing matters in innovative ways, which I have come to believe, would help people to better grasp the nature of these arts. There are books by authors who will tell you that some aspects of the martial arts are too complex for concrete, coherent and defined explanations. Others have used ambiguous terminology to explain what they could not pronounce otherwise. This is no such book. This book was written to provide you with the solid, applicable answers and ideas that you could actually understand, and take away with you. This book is mainly comprised of three parts: | Part I: From the Inside Out – External and Internal Gong Fu | This is essentially mostly a very long & thorough discussion of martial arts theory and practice. Traditional and modern concepts and methods are discussed through the mediums of Physiology, Biology, Anatomy, Psychology, Philosophy (Western and Oriental alike), sports science, and the author's personal experiences. The Internal Martial Arts of China receive a special, lengthier treatment in this part of the book. | Part II: Contemplations on Controlled Violence | This one is of a Philosophical and Psychological nature, and contains the author's thoughts on the martial arts and their manifestation in our daily lives, with guest-articles by various martial arts teachers. | Part III: The Wisdom of Martial Spirits: Teachers, and the Things They Hold Dear | This part includes various interesting and comprehensive interviews with distinguished martial arts masters, spanning dozens of pages each. Every one of the interviewees is a person whose views and ideas are thought provoking and well-worth reading. The teachers interviewed in this book are: Master Chen Zhonghua (Chen Taiji Quan) Master Yang Hai (Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Zhang and Chen Taiji Quan) Shifu Strider Clark (Tongbei Quan, Wu style Taiji, Shuai Jiao and more) Shifu Neil Ripski (Traditional Drunken Fist and many others) Sifu James Cama (Buddha Hand Wing Chun and Southern Praying Mantis) Itzik Cohen Sensei (Shito-ryu Karate) No matter the age, rank, status or experience – this book was written for everyone who see themselves part of the martial arts community. It is my sincere hope that any person who reads this book will benefit from the time he or she had spent doing so. May this work encourage others to continue intelligent writing and research in the field, as I was pushed forth and built upon the knowledge others have shared before me. May you have a pleasant reading experience! =]
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