Recommended Reading (and photo viewing): Basic Research Report of Karate-do and Kobudo

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KARATE-DO KOBUDO KIHON CHOSA HOKOKUSHO

KARATE-DO KOBUDO KIHON CHOSA HOKOKUSHO

kinawa-ken Kyōikuchō Bunka-ka: Karate-dō Kobudō no Kihon Chōsa Hōkokusho Hōkokusho [Basic Research Report of Karate and Kobudō]. Okinawa-ken Kyōiku Iinkai, Naha 1995/97. 179 pp. 26cm. The work is written in Japanese and out-of-print. It has a large number of photos depicting masters, kata, equipment etc. It contains the program of martial arts performed on occasion of the investiture mission in 1867. I translated the contents for you, see below.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of the “Basic Research Report of Karate and Kobudō“

  • 1. About the “Basic Research Report of Karate and Kobudō” and the necessity for the conservation of documents
  • 2. Implementation guidelines of the “Basic Research Report of Karate and Kobudō“
  • 3. Commissioning entity
  • 4. Criteria for selection of the researchers
  • 5. Researchers
  • 6. Secretariat

Chapter 2: The Karate-dō of Okinawa

  • 1. The Historical Progress of Okinawa Karate-dō
  • (1). Introduction
  • (2). Weapons and armor found in in the historic ruins
  • (3). The beginning of Karate-dō
  • (4). The occurrence of various school
  • 2. The training of mind and body in Karate-dō
  • (1). The objectives of Karate-dō
  • (2). philosophical consideration on the “Heart (kokoro) of Karate-dō
  • 3. Training Methods
  • (1). Training equipment and beneficial training with them
  • (2). Kakete (Kakie) and Kote-kitae
  • (3). Tanren Kata
  • 4. The Pedigree of Okinawa Karate
  • (1). The system of Shuri-te
  • (2). The system of Naha-te
  • (3). The system of Uechi-ryū
  • (4). Others
  • 5. Popularization and development of Karate, domestic and overseas
  • (1). Okinawa Karate-dō and the sport of Karate
  • (2). Traditional Karate of Okinawas in the age of globalization

Chapter 3: Ryūkyū Kobudō

  • 1. The historical progress of Ryūkyū Kobudō
  • (1). Introduction
  • (2). They road towards Kobudō
  • 2. About the equipment
  • (1). Introduction
  • (2). Application and technique of the various devices (by Nakamoto Masahiro)
  • 3. Training methods (Tanren-hō)
  • (1). Introduction
  • (2) The most important training methods6
  • 4. The Pedigree of Ryūkyū Kobudō
  • (1). Kobudō and Kobujutsu of Ryūkyū
  • (2). The History of Ryūkyū Kobudō
  • (3). Origin, masters and Kata of Ryūkyū Kobudō
  • (4) The Pedigree of Ryūkyū Kobudō
  • (5). Present condition and pedigree of Ryūkyū Kobudō
  • 5. Spread and development of Ryūkyū Kobudō

Chapter 4: Mura-bō

  • Introduction
  • 1. Folk festivals and Mura-bō
  • 2. Ryūkyū Kobudō (Bōjutsu) and Mura-bō
  • 3. Comparison of Mura-bō and the Bōjutsu of Kobudō (-jutsu)
  • 4 . Distribution of Mura-bō
  • 5.  Synopsis

Chapter 5: traditional karate as a designated cultural heritage and issues related to it

  • 1. What is a cultural heritage
  • 2. Historical characteristics of traditional karate
  • 3. Designation of traditional Karate as a cultural heritage and juridical questions
  • Tabular survey of the different schools
  • Photographs of the Kata, training methods, and training equipment of the various schools
  • Investigation of the distribution of Mura-bō by districts
  • Historical data: The program of 3-6-9 various arts (1867)

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