Okinawan Karate: Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques

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Written by a well-known figure in the Martial Artsl arts community noted for his outspokenness, this book is an engaging and rich text, certain to provoke and please. Okinawan Karate, long sought after by connoisseurs of Okinawan Martial Artsl arts, is the definitive survey and examination of traditional Martial Artsl arts of the island. With detailed lineage charts of most of the major Okinawan Martial Artsl arts systems, sequential photographs displaying the distinctive techniques of his subjects, solid ...
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Overview

Written by a well-known figure in the Martial Artsl arts community noted for his outspokenness, this book is an engaging and rich text, certain to provoke and please. Okinawan Karate, long sought after by connoisseurs of Okinawan Martial Artsl arts, is the definitive survey and examination of traditional Martial Artsl arts of the island. With detailed lineage charts of most of the major Okinawan Martial Artsl arts systems, sequential photographs displaying the distinctive techniques of his subjects, solid reportage, and frank quotes from his interview subjects, Okinawan Karate is a complete and encyclopedic source of information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804832052
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 381,629
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Bishop lived in Okinawa for more than fifteen years, studying with, interviewing, and writing about many of the best-known Okinawan martial arts masters. Married to the daughter of a prominent Okinawan religious leader, he has been allowed unusul access to the inner teachings and opinions of many of the masters he has encountered. Upon his return to England, he established himself as an in-demand martial arts lecturer and teacher. He is the author of Zen Kobudo (Tuttle, 1996) and writes extensively for martial arts magazines. He lives in Sussex, England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

    Nidan Writes

    I received my nidan in Okinawa when I was in the Marine Corps in 1969. The training was hard but worth the effort. I would train everyday for 2 to 3 hours. I wish I would've kept it up. bob

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