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Essence of Karate Hardcover – 1 Jul 2010

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd (1 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4770031181
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770031181
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1 x 13.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 735,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

GICHIN FUNAKOSHI (1868-1957) is one of Karate's great masters. Born in Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate, he began training in the secret martial art as a child. In 1922, at the request of the Japanese government, he demonstrated the still-secret Okinawan art of self-defence on the Japanese mainland, which led to Karate's introduction to the rest of Japan and subsequently the rest of the world. Funakoshi devoted the remainder of his life to this traditional sport and wrote several classics on the subject.


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