From their roots in China, the historical development of every karate and kobudo system—Okinawa’s greatest cultural export—is presented here by the use of the teachers who formulated them into the many fragmented styles practiced nowadays right through the world.
Okinawan Karate: Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques, written by one of the crucial foremost writers on Japanese martial arts, specifically Okinawan, presents important elements of the fighting arts as a whole, at the side of the “ins” and “outs” of health-oriented training and the “secrets” of developing intrinsic energy (ki) circulation.
This up to date and revised edition reflects the rapid changes that have occurred within the Okinawan martial arts. Features in this Okinawan karate book include historical tables and vital striking point charts, in addition to detailed historical information and an account of the up to date karate, kobudo, and ti (or te) scene in Okinawa.
- Styles in accordance with Chinese boxing systems—Jukendo, Goju-ryu, Kojo-ryu
- The Shorin Styles—Ishimine-ryu, Shorin-ryu (Shaolin), Okinawa Kenpo
- The Kobudo and the Ti Styles—Honshin-ryu, Ryukyu kobudo, Begeikan
- and more!