"Patrick McCarthy's "Bubishi" is a thoroughly researched translation and commentary that will intrigue even the most advanced reader an extensive study that is comprehensible to the modern reader while losing none of the work's ancient wisdom." "Budo Dojo""
"This work is a milestone of epic proportions which will help to bridge the gap between Chinese and Okinawan culture." "Traditional Karate""
"Patrick McCarthy's research is both comprehensive and meticulous a welcome edition to any martial arts library." "Karate International""
"The stuff you find in the "Bubishi," i.e. kata techniques, self-defense, pressure points, combat tactics, herbal medicine, philosophy etc. is exactly what old-school Karate consisted of. This particular translation is by far the best one, because the editor, Patrick McCarthy, is the world's best Karate researcher." Jesse Enkamp, KARATEbyJesse"
"If you are a serious Martial Artist, no matter what your current level or background, this text is vital for you." Evan Pantazi, Sensei, founder of "Kyusho.com""
""The Bubishi" remains an indispensible tome for the serious Karate enthusiast." Joe Swift, karate historian & researcher & founder of "Tokyo Mushinkan""
"(McCarthy) will leave no stone unturned in his passionate pursuit." Hanshi Cezar Borkowski, Northern Karate, Toronto"
""The Bubishi"'s message is timeless. Its wisdom boundless." Jesse Enkamp, founder of "KARATEbyJesse.com""
Treasured for centuries by karate's top masters, the bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategy, medicine, and technique as they relate to the martial arts. Referred to as the "bible of karate" by famous master Chojun Miyagi, for hundreds of years the bubishi was a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa. All of karate's legendary masters have studied it, applied its teachings, or copied passages from it. No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the bubishi.
Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the bubishi and the arts associated with it. The first English translation of this remarkable tome includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a gold mine for researchers and practitioners alike. For the final word on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts, one need look no further. This karate book is one of the best karate training supplements available.