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Inhaltsangabe: Nineteen kata ("forms") of karate-the art of self-defense without weapons-are presented here in complete detail. They are the ones selected by the great master and teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, to give comprehensive training in Karate-do, the way of karate.
Fully illustrated demonstrations by the translator cover not only every technique of the kata but also the fundamentals and applications: how to make a fist; the correct form of the open hand; preliminary training in blocking, striking and kicking; the seven stances; and sparring.
The author presents, besides kata that he himself originated, beginning and advanced kata from both the Shorei school and the Shorin school, the former remarkable for their forcefulness and development of strength, the latter characterized by their gracefulness and lightning swiftness.
This book, the most comprehensive and authoritative ever published, was being revised by the author shortly before his death in 1957, at the age of eighty-eight, and is translated for the first time. Through his advice on both practical and spiritual aspects of training, the master guides the student from techniques to the Way of karate. Complementing the English edition are illustrations of National Treasures from Kofuku-ji and Todai-ji temples in Nara and Master Funakoshi's calligraphy.
Karate, whose value for the well-rounded development of strength, coordination and agility is scientifically validated, can be practiced at any time and in any place, for any length of time, by men and women of all ages, and requires no special equipment. It also fosters the development of spiritual qualities: courage, courtesy, integrity, humility and self-control.
Gichin Funakoshi's karate books, the first published in 1922, are landmarks, for the development of this martial art in Okinawa was shrouded in secrecy, and almost no records of its early history, dating back more than a thousand years to the Shao-lin Temple in Hunan Province, China, exist. Karate-do Kyohan is a book that lives up to its title: it is in truth the master text for karate instruction at all levels and in all aspects of technique and character development.
About the Author:
GICHIN FUNAKOSHI is one of karate's great masters. Born in Shuri, Okinawa Prefecture, 1868, he studied Karate-do from childhood and organized the the first public demonstrations.
As 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. This led to the introduction of the ancient martial art to the rest of Japan and subsequently to the rest of the world.
At the urging of friends and officials, he remained in Tokyo, and the development of the way of karate owes much to his teaching, writings and introduction of new forms. In his later years, he was president of Shotokai, of which he was a founder. He emphasized always the spiritual aspects of Karate-do, and it is significant that through his influence the Chinese characters for karate were changed from "Chinese" hand to "empty" hand.
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, 1973. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0870111906-2-4
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha America, Incorporated. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0870111906I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha International, 1988. Hard Cover with Dustjacket. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Later Printing. Hardcover with dustjacket : very good / good. Jacket shows general wear. Book has slight faded strips along top and bottom edges of binding; top corners of binding slightly turned in; otherwise fine. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 079474
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, U.S.A., 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Dust jacket has a small chip missing from the top edge of the spine, otherwise very good. Text is free of any markings. Many photos and diagrams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004574
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, U.S.A., 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Carefully used. Dust jacket and book have moderate handling wear. Bindings firm and text clean. Owner's name on fore-edge.---- Nineteen kata ("forms") of karate-the art of self-defense without weapons-are presented here in complete detail. They are the ones selected by the great master and teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, to give comprehensive training in Karate-do, the way of karate. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006126
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha Amer Inc, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Illustrated (illustrator). Later Printing. Size: 4to - 9¾" - 12" Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 060492
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, 1973. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. hardback book and dust jacket in near fine condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 308347
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha International Ltd., Tokyo , New York & San Francisco, 1979. Sixth printing. 19 kata (forms) of karate are presented in complete detail. 4to 10 3/8" tall. Dark blue cloth stamped in silver. x, 256 pages. 7 chapters. Appendix. Glossary. Fully illustrated demonstrations cover not only every technique of the kata but also the fundamentals and applications. Textured brown endpages. Tightly bound. Dust jacket. Gift inscription on flyleaf otherwise near Fine/ near Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 024180
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha International Ltd, Tokyo, Japan, 1987. 14th Printing. small Qto. VG/VG. large red "brush-stroke" capital lettering for main title, between small white uppercase for author and publisher at head and tail. b/w illustrations highlight the jacket front and rear panel, perimeter edgewear moderate. gently yellow toned inner flaps. heaviy stain to rear inner flap, rippling from moisture exposure evident on rear panel. dark blue clothbound spine and boards, titling deeply stamped in a stylistic match for outer DJ spine. front board features large stamped silver symbol. faux-grain tan endsheets, with some texture. fully illustrated b/w demonstrations, with fundamentals, training and technique included within the textblock. 256 pp. ISBN # 0870111906. Rockville. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7-1-1231646
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha International, 1973. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Karate. 6th printing, 1979. Beautiful copy in like dust jacket. Book issued in black cloth with silver lettering. 256 pages with many photographs. Previous owner's name on ffep. The dust jacket has not been price clipped, $19.95. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 517018