The book so really ust preaching to the choir I have not seen the previous editions of this so I d I love this book There s loads of fascinating tit bits of information FANTASTIC for every karateka who wants food for thought It arrived on time Very impressed This was a present for my partner and he loved it A true work of art. Se history as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries making it a goldmine for researchers and practitioners alike For the final word on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts one need look no further This karate book is one of the best karate training supplements available This new paperback edition includes additional commentary from the translator as well as a new forewor.
A must for all karateka A must read for any serious martial artist The first 100 pages are ust forewords by various people involved in the research Go ahead and skip them for your first read through Some of them do add some information or perspective but for the most part they are little than sales pitches except you already got. Om it No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it The first English translation of this remarkable martial arts manual includes numerous explanations and notes McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chine.
A translated version of the Bubishi is a must have for any serious martial artistThis book needs to be studied to have any real value as there is so much information Difficult to follow excellent A collated in depth study of the origins of Okinawa tea must read for any serious martial artist Very informative and inspirational. Treasured for centuries by karate's top masters the Bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy strategy medicine and techniue as they relate to the martial arts Referred to as the bible of karate by famous master Chojun Miyagi for hundreds of years the Bubishi was a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa All of karate's legendary masters have studied it applied its teachings or copied passages fr.
I am a Japan accredited instructor Hanshi 9th Dan範士9段 writer and founding director of the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society琉球唐手術国際研究会 est1989 in Japan My publications include ‘The Bubishi” “Classical Kata of Okinawan Karate” “Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts Volumes 1 2” “Tales of Okinawa’s Great Masters” “Tanpenshu” Funakoshi Gichin’s Finest Work Legend of the Fist and Motobu Choki’s “My Art of Karate” numerous articlespapers etc and a collection of educational DVDs which focus upon the nature and application of my historical and technical studies of “The Old Ways“