Secrets Of Uechi Ryu Karate And The Mysteries Of Okinawa

Secrets Of Uechi Ryu Karate And The Mysteries Of Okinawa

by Mr. Alan D Dollar

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Overview

This second edition is the most complete and factual work ever presented, in English, about the history and techniques of Uechi Ryu Karate as well as the culture and karate of Okinawa.
This wealth of historical information was painstakingly gathered by the author from personal experience and Okinawan sources for well over forty years. Intimate sources include accounts from five people who spent daily time with Kanbun Uechi during the last ten to twenty years of his life.
It contains translations from more than 600 pages of the Uechi Ryu Karate Do Kihon (Master Text) and presents 1000 photographs and illustrations.
Alan Dollar's experience as a former Marine Corps Sergeant, Master Karate Instructor and Kyoshi eighth degree black belt, make him the best person to write this superlative narrative. His experience of living in Okinawa and returning repeatedly, coupled with his close exposure to the key elements and persons of past and current history take the information included here to a new level.
This book is enriched with a complete, Okinawan government authorized presentation of the history and lineage of the major recognized Okinawan Karate and Kobudo styles.
Finally, it contains an informative historical and cultural account of Okinawa and its people. There is not a more complete presentation of Ryukyu history and martial arts than can be found between these covers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546580324
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/27/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 553,054
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Secrets Of Uechi Ryu Karate And The Mysteries Of Okinawa 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sensei Dollar has compiled one of the most influential and informative books on Uechiryu ever written. This man knows what he is talking about because he has been to Okinawa, and he has lived there. He had trained under Seiyu Shinjo, which is a legend in Uechiryu today, even though he died in 1981. Also, Sensei Dollar has done extensive training with the Okinawan 9 time undefeated kumite and kata champion Kiyohide Shinjo. This man has also been to China to do research on the origins of Uechiryu. And all of this knowledge, research, and experience has gone into this publication. I highly recommend it!!