And you can see this master is both wise and humble and many martial artists can learn a great deal rom him whether Karate is their chosen art or not This also sheds some light on life in Japan during the period of the authors life and makes or ascinating reading if you are interested in Japan in general There is also a middle photo section showing Funakoshi during his later life It pays to be aware that this book has no specifics about Karate techniues you will need another book if that is what you are after but it does look at Funakoshi s thoughts of life training and the experiences of his life and overall it makes or ascinating and enlightening readingFeel Best of Me: An Enemies-to-Lovers Standalone Romance free to check out my blog which can beound on my profile page I loved reading this easy to read and a window into 19th century Japan and the history of Karate and a way of life now goneIncredible man get off your electronic devices and rea. Mastery of techniue but of the way they acted in critical situations the author reveals what true karate is The stories he tells about himself are no less instructive his determination to continue the art after having started it to improve his health; his perseverance in the ace of difficulties even of poverty; his strict observance of the way of life of the samurai; and the spirit of self reliance that he carried into an old age kept healthy by his practice of Karate
Ss made a profound contribution to the world in developing his Ryu of karate and this book illustrates that journeyA good read or anyone interested in karate philosophy how Shotokan karate was developed and in the life of Gichin Funakoshi Karate Do My Way of Life is an excellent book by Gichin Funakoshi where he recounts various events and experiences To the Xtreme (Xtreme Ops Book 2) from his life Rather than being a traditional autobiography it is like a memoir where he shares his training beliefs and theories on life and Karate He shares assorted stories about his early training and the truth behind some of the myths that have sprung up around him hisellow Karateka and his martial art in general It also looks at the development of Karate Someone We Know: From the number one bestselling author of The Couple Next Door from a secret martial art practised by him and aew others during the early years of the Meiji restoration to it s later status as an internationally renowned art This book is very easy to read. He gave up his livelihood to devote the rest of his life to the propagation of the Way of Karate Under his guidance techniues and nomenclature were refined and modernized the spiritual essence was brought to the Two Witches and a Whiskey (The Guild Codex: Spellbound Book 3) fore and karate evolved into a true martial artVariousorms of empty hand techniues have been practiced in Okinawa Legend Of The Black Rose: The Complete Series for centuries but due to the lack of historical recordsancy often masuerades as Claim of Eon (Eon Warriors Book 6) fact In telling of his ownamous teachers and not only of their.
This book is short but content rich In it Funakoshi tells the story of his early life of his beginning to study Karate and then his pursuit to expand it as an artFunakoshis style is very simple and clear understated and humble but none the less How the Dead Speak (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Book 11) full of meaning His personality oozes through each paragraphHe provides perspectives on karate and the way he sees is the correct approach to the art He relates many stories about his studies including a moment of grandeur when he stands on his house roof in a typhoon or when his master stares down a bunch of thugs rather than electing toight themIt is clear Funakoshi took great pride in how his students perpetuated the art he developed and he also relates some emotional moments such as Chosen (The Warrior Chronicles Book 1) financial poverty and visiting a Japanese war memorial with the commandant of the US air base it is within Not uite the political or worldigure Jigoro Kano was he none the le. Linking the time when karate was a strictly Okinawan art of self defense shrouded in the deepest secrecy and the present day when it has become a martial art practiced throughout the world is Gichin Funakoshi the Father of Karate doOut of modesty he was reluctant to write this autobiography and did not do so until he was nearly ninety years of age Trained in the Confucian classics he was a schoolteacher early in life but after decades of study under the oremost masters.