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Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi, Volume 1

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A collection of documents written by and about Okinawa's most famous karate and kobudo (traditional weapons arts) masters, this anthology includes previously untranslated texts by Miyagi Chojun (founder of Goju Ryu karate), Mabuni Kenwa (founder of Shito Ryu karate), Taira Shinken (founder of Ryukyu Kobudo), Chibana Choshin (founder of Kobayashi Shorin Ryu), and Motobu Cho ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published June 15th 1999 by Tuttle Publishing
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Mark Lacy
Kobudo and Taira Shinken. Only way I could follow some of the illustrations was already knowing something of kobudo from my training last year [2000]. Frustrating to have author use Japanese terms for so many moves and stances, when I don't know what the terms mean.
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Probably worth an extra star, but the information is so obscure, that it will be of interest to few.
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