The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do

The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do

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by Shoshin Nagamine, Shaoshin Nagamine
     
 

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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

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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 historic 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804821100
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
286,310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Shoshin Nagamine was a practitioner and master of Okinawan karate-do for more than sixty years. At the time of his death in 1997, he held a tenth dan black belt, the highest rank of any active karate instructor in the world. He was also awarded the title of hanshi, the highest title in the art of karate, by the All Okinawan Karate-do Association.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are studying Matsubayashi Ryu, this book is quite an essential part of your ongoing studies. I am training for my 2nd-degree and this book complements my training if I need a more detailed look at the actual moves on each Kata or Kumite. I highly recommend it for beginning students or to anyone wishing to learn the art! Aloha, .c.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most important book you can own if you study Matsubayashi Ryu. It is very well written. Shows all 18 kata, kihons and yakusoku kumite. This book is not only good as a refresher but as a text book. I require that all my students purchase this book. I am a Shihan, 7th Degreee Black belt in Matsubayashi Ryu.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is required reading for all students of Matsubayashi Ryu. This book contains basics, all 18 kata and yakusoku kumite. This is an excellent tool for learning and refreashing your memory. A required addition to your library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book of instruction with excellent pictures of how to do Karate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago