Karate Do Kyohan

Master Text for the Way of the Empty-Hand

Author: Gichin Funakoshi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534962705


Page: 292

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This classic Shotokan Karate Master Text has been printed for the explicit purpose of providing an exact reproduction of the complete original 1935 Japanese publication, preserving a historically accurate archive replica in the English language, that now can be experienced and enjoyed by all who can appreciate its significance. This legacy, as is the true goal of Karate Do, is meant to be experienced with mind, body, and Spirit. Master Funakoshi's message is transmitted in these pages through philosophical thought, physical and mental practice methods, and most importantly, with manifest image. Each photograph of Master Funakoshi not only demonstrates the exact form and method of each technique, but is also an archetypal key to the spiritual path he followed and exemplified. This book is a comprehensive guide for the study of karate and is credited as the foundation document of the modern day karate movement. Inner strength and personal character development are stressed through an active daily regimen of physical exercise and martial technique. Kara-te Do Kyohan is Master Funakoshi's gift to mankind. An informed study will reveal that his focus in life was to share his knowledge and the benefits he acquired and experienced through a life of conscious self-discipline rooted in the principles of Karate Do. Gichen Funakoshi (1868-1957) was born in Shuri, Okinawa and, as a boy, began training with Yasutsune Azato (Shuri-te) and Yasutsune Itosu (Naha-te). Through many years of diligent practice these two styles were blended and became what is known today as Shotokan Karate.

Karate Science

Dynamic Movement

Author: J. D. Swanson, PHD

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594394601

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 5141

Dynamics, motion, and sensation are karate’s connective tissue—and they are the heart of this book. As a lifelong student of martial arts, J. D. Swanson, PhD, had searched through piles of books on form and function. Stand here, they said. Step there. But where movement was concerned, not one of them went deep enough. No one discussed dynamics—the actual feeling of the moves. Martial instruction, both in print and in person, tends to focus on stances and finishing positions. But dynamics, motion, sensation . . . they are karate’s connective tissue—and they are the heart of this book. Karate Science: Dynamic Movement will help you understand the mechanics of the human body. Swanson describes these principles in incredible detail, drawing on examples from several styles of karate, as well as aikido, taekwondo, and judo. Whatever your martial background, applying this knowledge will make your techniques better, stronger, and faster. • Understand the major types of techniques, including their outward appearances and internal feelings. • Master the core principles behind these feelings. • Learn the biomechanics and dynamics of core movement. Karate Science: Dynamic Movement is filled with examples, anecdotes, and beautiful illustrations. Although Shotokan karate is the author’s frame of reference, the principles of human mechanics translate to all martial styles. This book features • Clear and insightful explanations of dynamic movement. • Over 100 illustrations. • Profound but accessible analysis of the kihon, or fundamentals of Shotokan karate. “Karate Science: Dynamic Movement is rooted in the teachings of the masters,” Swanson says. “This book nucleates that knowledge, clarifying and distilling the key principles behind movement dynamics. This is the next evolution of karate books.”

Leere Hand

Vom Wesen des Budo-Karate

Author: Kenei Mabuni

Publisher: Palisander Verlag

ISBN: 3938305231

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2820

Budo ist der Weg der traditionellen japanischen Kampfkünste. Mabuni Kenei ist diesem Weg bis heute durch nahezu acht Jahrzehnte gefolgt. Er gehört zu den letzten Meistern, die bei den Gründervätern des modernen Karatedo in die Lehre gegangen sind. Der Sohn und Erbe Mabuni Kenwas, des Gründers des Shito ryu, ist im Lauf seines Lebens zu einem tiefen Verständnis vom Wesen des Karate als Budo-Kampfkunst gelangt. Auf lebendige, fesselnde Weise versteht er es, dem Leser dieses außerordentlich komplexe und vielschichtige Wissen nahezubringen. Dies geschieht in Form von Lebenserinnerungen, technischen Erläuterungen, historischen und philosophischen Ausführungen, Legenden und anekdotischen Begebenheiten aus dem Leben berühmter Samurai und Budoka (Meister des Schwertkampfes, des Aikido, des Tode und des Karate). Zu den Persönlichkeiten, die in diesem Werk eine Rolle spielen, zählen Miyamoto Musashi, Yagyu Munenori, Yamaoka Tesshu, Matsumura "Bushi" Sokon, Itosu Anko, Funakoshi Gichin, Kano Jigoro und Ueshiba Morihei. Dem Anfänger vermittelt das Buch eine Idee von den unerschöpflichen Möglichkeiten des Budo als Lebensschule, und der Fortgeschrittene findet vielfältige Anregungen für die eigene Weiterentwicklung oder auch für seine Lehrtätigkeit. "Dieses Werk aus dem eine ebenso vergessene wie wertvolle Vergangenheit zu uns spricht, ist eine Einladung, dem Weg des 'vollendeten Menschen' zu folgen, welcher der wahre Weg des Karatedo ist" (Roland Habersetzer über Mabuni Keneis Buch). Dem Anfänger vermittelt das Buch eine Idee von den unerschöpfl ichen Möglichkeiten des Budo als Lebensschule, und der Fortgeschrittene findet vielfältige Anregungen für die eigene Weiterentwicklung oder auch für seine Lehrtätigkeit.


From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

Author: Udo Moenig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317557336

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

View: 6249

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the Japanese martial arts. The current historical portrayal has created an obstacle to a clear understanding of the history of taekwondo, and presents problems and contradictions in philosophy and training methodology. Using rich empirical data, including interviews with leading figures in the field, this book brings together martial arts philosophy with an analysis of the technical aspects and the development of taekwondo, and provides a detailed comparison of karate and taekwondo techniques. It debunks nationalistic mythology surrounding taekwondo to provide a reinterpretation of taekwondo’s evolution.

Martial Arts in the Modern World

Author: Joseph R. Svinth

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275981532

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

View: 5667

Though generally perceived and advertised as means of self-defense, body sculpting, and self-discipline, martial arts are actually social tools that respond to altered physical, social, and psychological environments. This book examines how practitioners have responded to stimuli such as feminism, globalism, imperialism, militarism, nationalism, slavery, and the commercialization of sport.


My Way of Life

Author: Gichin Funakoshi

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9780870114632

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 5205

The father of karate-do describes his life of devotion to the practices and spirit of the ancient martial art and his contributions to its modern-day evolution


Author: Antonio (Tone) Resende

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483684407

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 2438

For several years, I have wanted to write the history of karate in Southeastern Massachusetts. However, there always seemed to be other priorities that distracted my focus. In 2009 I retired from my position as a police detective, and having been retired from the armed forces, I now had no legitimate reason not to devote as much time as possible to such a good karate idea well, except for a brief period of hospitalization due to a serious surgery that kept me hospitalized for twenty-seven days and then at home for three weeks under nurses' care with months of recovery. Karate history, in general, is, in some cases, somewhat obscured, including in the United States. I am willing to bet that not many people have thought of or proceeded to put in writing any historical account of karate in specific communities of the United States other than the Armed Services Judo and Jujitsu Academy in Pensacola, Florida, and the paper Helium by Can Tran. There are a number of historical writings as to how karate was introduced to the United States; however, I have not come across any historical account that takes us from Japan to the United States and to a particular community. There are also a number of historical accounts, but only pertaining to individual organizations or instructors. For this reason, I decided that this may spark the interest of other practitioners of martial arts to write factual accounts to the best of their abilities so that other young martial artists may draw some knowledge from these written facts or events. Even if this does not occur, at least the Shotokan practitioners can have some guidance as to the historical facts, at least in a certain US community. The reason I emphasize the Shotokan practitioners is because I have a greater involvement with the Shotokan system of karate. Perhaps this can be used as the basis of historical research or studies, especially among the college clubs and even dojos. I hope to keep your interest from beginning to end as I will cover a short history of karate in general and Shotokan karate to the history of karate in Southeastern Massachusetts. This will also be useful in recognizing specific individuals, masters, and instructors that deserve the credit and acknowledgment since karate remains a sport with less recognition compared to other sports. As Gichin Funakoshi often reminded his students, "The spirit of karate-do is lost without courtesy." Therefore, this written account expresses the acknowledgment of those who brought karate to us, beginning at the grass roots of the communities, for this is how it manifested to national participation. This is one courtesy we often forget; it is like not knowing, or forgetting, where we come from. So often I have come across karate practitioners that are black belts and instructing karate classes and they do not know much, if anything, about how and where karate began and how it spread to all parts of the world. Sure, if you should ask any person with some karate interest as to where karate originated and how it spread, they almost always give the basic knowledge that it started from Dharma in India to China to Okinawa but not a whole lot more than that. In Japan, karate is a culture, not just instructions on how to kick and punch. As to this, I quote Funakoshi's writing: "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of the participant." Through this, there are a number of dojo kun to be followed, and the five most important are the following: seek perfection of character, be faithful, endeavor to excel, respect others, and refrain from violent behavior. These are usually found posted on a wall in the dojo. Additional dojo kun will be listed at the end of the book in both Japanese and English.


die Kunst, ohne Waffen zu siegen

Author: Gichin Funakoshi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492249201


Page: 120

View: 503

'Das letzte Ziel des Karate-do liegt nicht in Sieg oder Niederlage, sondern in der Vervollkommnung des Charakters'. Um den Übenden hierfür eine Anleitung zu geben und sie bei dieser lebenslangen Aufgabe zu fördern, schrieb Funakoshi die heute legendären 'Zwanzig Prinzipien' in dem Buch 'Karate-do' nieder. Meister Funakoshi misst spirituellen Betrachtungen und geistiger Gewandtheit mehr Bedeutung bei als Kraft und Technik. Die Übenden sollten sich nicht allein auf die körperliche Technik verlassen, sondern vor allem die mentalen Aspekte ihres Trainings vertiefen. Ein Klassiker der Kunst der Strategie aus Japan.

Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan - Compendium

Author: Frank Pelny

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737509948

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 7907

Alle Kata sowie das Prüfungs- und Wettkampfprogramm des Ryûkyû Kobudô (Tesshinkan) von Okinawa in einem kompakten Handbuch mit Ringbindung, dreisprachig (Deutsch / Englisch / Russisch).

Judo Kyohan

Author: Sakujirō Yokoyama,Eisuke Ōshima

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868360639


Page: 239

View: 3250

The textbook of modern karate

Author: Teruyuki Okazaki,Milorad V. Stricevic

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 8061

Demonstrates basic stances, punches, striking techniques, blocks, and kicks, and suggests training procedures and drills


An der Quelle des Karatedô

Author: Roland Habersetzer

Publisher: Palisander Verlag

ISBN: 393830538X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 5331

Die Bibel der Kampfkunst mit bloßer Hand. - In der südchinesischen Provinz Fujian (Fukien) entstand vor Jahrhunderten der Kampfstil des Weißen Kranichs, als Fang Jin Jang, Tochter eines Shaolinmeisters, die Kampfkunst ihres Vaters mit Haltungen und Bewegungen des Kranichs verknüpfte. Dieser Stil wird im Bubishi beschrieben, einem illustrierten Manuskript, das für jene bestimmt war, die Meister im Kampf ohne Waffen werden wollten. Es zeigt sich, daß die beschriebenen Techniken nichts weniger darstellen als jene Urformen, aus denen sich so unterschiedliche moderne Kampfkünste wie Karate, Jûjutsu, Jûdô, Aikidô oder Wingchun entwickelt haben. Alle Geheimnisse der waffenlosen Kampfkünste sind hier bereits offenbart. Es werden die 48 Nahkampftechniken des Bubishi, die Kunst des Dianxue (die geheimnisumwitterten Vitalpunkttechniken der „vergifteten Hand“), die Geschichte des Kampfstils des „Weißen Kranichs“ sowie Geschichte und Technik der Kata Hakufa und Happoren vorgestellt. Die vorliegende Neuauflage des Bubishi enthält zudem eine umfassende Darstellung der „32 Formen des Boxens des Kaisers Song Taizu“. Hierbei handelt es sich um ein vollständiges Kapitel des chinesischen Klassikers Ji Xiao Xin Shu von General Qi Jiguang, der 1564 erschien. Der japanische Karatemeister Ôtsuka Tadahiko, Lehrer und Freund Roland Habersetzers, analysiert die darin vorgestellten 32 Kampfpositionen. Der in China lebende Wushu-Experte Maik Albrecht übersetzte und kommentierte die Einleitung dieses Werkes, das erstmals einer nichtasiatischen Leserschaft zugänglich gemacht wird. Dem Leser werden auf diese Weise tiefe Einblicke in die faszinierende Welt der waffenlosen Kampfkünste im alten China gewährt.

Samurai William

ein englischer Navigator im Dienste des Shōgun

Author: Giles Milton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783939062080


Page: 333

View: 5601