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Karate-do: My Way Of Life Paperback – 1 Jul 1981

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc; New edition edition (1 July 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870114638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870114632
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 10.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 860,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

This text presents the autobiography of the man who made karate an international martial art, in which he recalls his own teachers and of his efforts to define and spread knowledge about karate without compromising its spirit.

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 Nyumon: The Master Introductory Text, Karate-do Kyohan: The Master Text, and Karate Jutsu: The Original Teachings of Gichin Funakoshi. Master Gichin Funakoshi died in April 1957.



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