The Essence of Okinawan Karate-do (Shorin-ryu)

The Essence of Okinawan Karate-do (Shorin-ryu)

The Essence of Okinawan Karate-do by Shoshin Nagamine, published in 1998 by Tuttle Publishing, is a kind reminder of what this once-mysterious Okinawan martial art is all about, and how it has mutated into what it has become today. The book has two forwards, one by Junji Nishime and the other by Jugo Toma. The former was a member of the House of Representatives at the time and the later President of the Okinawa Physical…

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Karate-Do: My Way of Life [Book Review]

Karate-Do: My Way of Life [Book Review]

Karate-do: My Way of Life is an autobiography into one of Karate’s greatest masters, Gichin Funakoshi. In it, the man who introduced Karate to the World takes us through his sickly childhood and his first introduction to his masters, Azato and Itosu, his decision to abort medical school and his lifelong promotion of Karate-do. The book is full of anecdotes and lessons the great master himself learned during the course of his amazing life. In…

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