- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd; New edition edition (1 Nov. 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4770018916
- ISBN-13: 978-4770018915
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 1.3 x 25.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,547,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Karate-do Nyumon: The Master Introductory Text Paperback – 1 Nov 1994
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About the Author
GICHIN FUNAKOSHI is world famous as one of Karate's great masters. Born in Shuri, Okinawa Prefecture, in 1868, he studied Karate-do from childhood and organized the first public demonstrations. He was trained in the Confucian classics and was a schoolteacher early in life. After training for decades under the foremost masters in Okinawa he was elected president of the Okinawa Association for the Spirit of Martial Arts. He was chosen to demonstrate Karate at the First National Athletic Exhibition in Tokyo in 1922, which led to the introduction of the ancient martial art to the rest of Japan and subsequently to the rest of the world. Among his writings are Karate-do: My Way of Life, Karate-do Kyohan: The Master Text, and Karate Jutsu: The Original Teachings of Gichin Funakoshi. Master Gichin Funakoshi died in April 1957.
Top Customer Reviews
As far as the book goes, that's pretty much it. All of the stories and background can be found in Karate Do Kyohan which is a far superior work and the stories of Azato and Itosu are repeated in virytually all Funakoshi's work. The techniques displayed in the photographs are for me being a Shotokan karateka, shockingly poor and I shudder at the thought of a complete novice having this book and thinking that what he/she was looking at was good form.
However, this is Funakoshi's text and being a complete karate geek the book, for, me is worth having as a piece of Karate's history only.
and training of Funakoshi but I found this one
covers much of the content of the others...
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Introduction to Karate-Do by the master Gichin FUnakoshi, who taught the man who later become the world renowned Karate-ka, the Grand Master Masutatsu Oyama of International Karate... Read morePublished on 9 May 2015 by Adlerinternational
Fantastic read! Will be purchasing the next book as soon as I am finished!Published on 8 Sept. 2014 by Dan