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Karate Do

Author : Gichin Funakoshi
ISBN : 0870114638
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The father of karate-do describes his life of devotion to the practices and spirit of the ancient martial art and his contributions to its modern-day evolution
Category: Sports & Recreation

Author : Gichin Funakoshi
ISBN : 4770027966
Genre : Philosophy
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This translation of the guiding principles of karate is aimed at martial arts enthusiasts, particularly followers of karate. The original text was written as terse axioms, the precepts of which are open to various interpretations. Many unresolved questions are answered in this commentary. Gichin Funakoshi, the father of karate, once said that 'the ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants'. To support his life-long stance and offer guidance to future practitioners, he penned his now
Category: Philosophy

Author : Gichin Funakoshi
ISBN : 4770018916
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This introduction to karate teaches both the physical training and the mental philosophy necessary for karate mastery. The book also provides the complete history of karate. Karate-do Nyumon literally means a passage through the gates of the Karate way - in other words, an introduction to the world of Karate. Karate-do Nyumon is the result of Master Funakoshi's wish to clarify Karate thought and practice for those who know nothing about it. It comprises unpublished writings from the years before his death in 1957, together with simplified kata - sequences of
Category: Sports & Recreation

Martial Arts And Philosophy

Author : Graham Priest
ISBN : 9780812697230
Genre : Philosophy
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Socrates, an Athenian soldier, was a calmly efficient killing machine. His student Plato was an accomplished and broad-shouldered wrestler. Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely parallel with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today’s Asian martial arts—like Karate, Kung-Fu, Judo, or Aikido—were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas. The Japanese martial tradition of Budo, for instance, was influenced by the three philosophical traditions of Shinto, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism, and these philosophies are still taught in Japanese martial arts schools all across the world. As Damon Young explains in his chapter, the Japanese martial arts customs of courtesy are derived from Shinto purity, Confucian virtues, and the loving brutality of Zen. In his interview with Bodidharma (included in the book), Graham Priest brings out aspects of Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin Kung-Fu—how fighting monks are seeking Buddhahood, not brawls. But as Scott Farrell’s chapter reveals, Eastern martial arts have no monopoly on philosophical traditions. Western chivalry is an education in and living revival of Aristotelian ethical theories. The Western martial art of fencing is explored by Nick Michaud, who looks at the morality of selfishness in fencing, and Christopher Lawrence and Jeremy Moss, who try to pin down what makes fencing unique: is it the sword, the techniques, the footwork, the aristocratic aura, or something else? Jack Fuller argues that his training in Karate was an education in Stoicism. Travis Taylor and Sasha Cooper reveal the utilitarian thinking behind Jigoro Kano’s Judo. Kevin Krein maintains that the martial arts are a reply to the existentialist’s anxiety about the meaninglessness of life. Patricia Peterson examines Karate’s contribution to feminism, and Scott Beattie analyzes the role of space in the martial arts school. Joe Lynch pits the Western ideas of Plato against the Eastern ideas of the Shaolin monks. Bronwyn Finnigan and Koji Tanaka uncover the meaning of human action as it appears in Kendo. Rick Schubert explains the meaning of mastery in the fighting arts. Moving to ethical issues, Tamara Kohn discovers what we owe to others in Aikido. Chris Mortensen questions whether his own Buddhist pacifism is compatible with being a martial artist. In different ways, Gillian Russell and John Haffner and Jason Vogel assess the ways in which martial arts can morally compromise us. How can the sweaty and the brutal be exquisitely beautiful? Judy Saltzman looks into the curious charm of fighting and forms, with help from Friedrich Nietzsche.
Category: Philosophy

Karate

Author : Kevin Healy
ISBN : 1859061028
Genre : Karate
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Shotokan Karate combines physical fitness with mental and spiritual training. The author (5th Dan JKA) presents all the basics in easy-to-follow lessons with each movement broken down into stages to include foot positions. There are tips and hints for taking the training further.
Category: Karate

Sports Around The World

Author : John Nauright
ISBN : 9781598843002
Genre : Social Science
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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed
Category: Social Science

Wado Ryu Karate Jujutsu

Author : Mark Edward Cody
ISBN : 9781463462802
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Wado Ryu Karate/Jujutsu is the third book by master martial arts instructor, Mark Edward Cody. This volume explores the origins, techniques and kata of one of Japan's most traditional martial arts. This is the first book to examine all seventeen kata of the system and is one of the few existing texts written by a native English speaker. Unlike other works on the subject, kata movement is explained in precise detail. The reader is given clear, systematic instruction in the direction, execution and technique of kata movement. Cody chronicles the traditions of Wado Ryu in light of the necessity for innovation and combat effectiveness in the propagation and evolution of ancient fighting systems. Wado Ryu Karate/Jujutsu embodies the ancient martial principle to "Absorb that which is useful". Hironori Ohtsuka created the Wado system by blending the best aspects of Shotokan Karate with Shindo Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu. Following the Founder's example, Cody draws upon his knowledge of Filipino Combat Systems and other arts in his analysis of this Traditional Japanese Fighting Art.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Beyond Bruce Lee

Author : Paul Bowman
ISBN : 9780231850360
Genre : Performing Arts
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In order to understand Bruce Lee, we must look beyond Bruce Lee to the artist's intricate cultural and historical contexts. This work begins by contextualising Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. The text examines Bruce Lee's films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and it addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee's ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considering his function as a shifting symbol of ethnic politics and the ways in which he continues to inform Hollywood film-fight choreography. Beyond Bruce Lee ultimately argues Lee is best understood in terms of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and importance are ongoing.
Category: Performing Arts