Uechi Kanei: Seisetsu Okinawa Karate-do: Sono Rekishi to Giho, 1977

02book presentation:

Uechi Kanei: Seisetsu Okinawa Karate-dō: Sono Rekishi to Gihō. Uechi-ryū Karate-dō Kyōkai, Ginowan 1977. Appendix: 1 leaflet: Okinawa Karate-dō Kobudō no Soshiki Keitōzu. Editor-in-chef: Uechi Kanei. Chief editor: Takamiyagi Shigeru. Compilers and authors: Uechi Kanei, Takamiyagi Shigeru, Nakamatsu Ken, Tōbaru Keichō, Yonamine Kōsuke.

AKA The Uechi-ryu Bible


The contents are as follows:

Photos, introductions, forewords

Contents pages

First Collection: The Kata of Karate (by Nakamatsu Ken)

Chapter I: The Kata Sanchin

  • Overview on Sanchin
  • Sanchin and it’s method of body training
  • The breathing method
  • The order of sequences of Sanchin
  • On Wa-uke und Morote-boshiken-tsuki
  • Discussion of Sanchin
  • Is „Kata“ „Kata型“ or „形“?

Chapter II: The Kata Kanshiwa

  • Understanding Kanshiwa
  • The order of sequences of Kanshiwa
  • Bunkai analysis of Kanshiwa

Chapter III: The Kata Sēsan

  • Understanding Sēsan
  • The order of sequences of Sēsan
  • Bunkai analysis of Sēsan

uechi-ryuChapter IV: The Kata Sansēryū

  • Understanding Sansēryū
  • The order of sequences of Sansēryū

Chapter V: Yakusoku-kumite Nr. 1

  • Understanding Yakusoku-kumite Nr. 1
  • The order of sequences of Yakusoku-kumite Nr. 1

Second Collection: Theory and practice methods of basic technology of the basic techniques (by Tōbaru Keichō)

Chapter I: Tsuki-waza and Uchi-waza

  •  Seiken-zuki
  •  Shōken-zuki
  •  Hiraken-zuki
  •  Uraken-zuki
  •  Tettsui-uchi
  •  Boshiken-zuki
  •  Hiji-zuki (Hiji-ate)
  •  Nukite
  •  Shutō-uchi
  •  Kakushi-ken (tsuruhashi)
  •  Koken (kuruyubi)
  •  Shukōken-uchi (tsuru-gashira)
  •  Hajiki

Chapter II: Keri-waza

  •  Keri-waza with the toes (Sokusen)
  •  Shōmen-geri
  •  Sokutō-geri
  •  Kansetsu-geri
  •  Ushiro-geri
  •  Kaiten-ushiro-geri
  •  Kesa-geri
  •  Nidan-geri
  •  Hiza-geri (Hiza-ate)

Chapter III: Uke-waza

  •  Hirate-mawashi-uke
  •  Haitō-uke
  •  Shōtei-nagashi-uke
  •  Jōdan-hajiki-uke
  •  Chūdan-hajiki-uke
  •  Gedan-harai-uke
  •  Gedan-uchi-uke
  •  Hirate-sukui-age-uke
  •  Shōken–sukui-age-uke
  •  Harai-sukui-uke
  •  Hiza-uke

Third Collection: The history of Karate (by Takamiyagi Shigeru)


Chapter I: The birth of Kensei (Saint of boxing)

  • Section I: Kensei Uechi Kanbun and the Uechi family
  • Section II: Leading figures and the genealogy of the Uechi family

Chapter II: Crossing over to the Qing dynasty

  • Section I: Records on the study of martial arts
  • Section II: The universal dream of a man called a strong one
  • Section III: Bypassing the military service
  • Section IV: The situation in China before and after Uechi Kanbun crossed over to Qing-China

Chapter III: Ryūkyū and the Chinese coastal province of Fújiàn

  • Section I: Fuzhou, capital of China’s coastal province of Fújiàn
    • The influence of the culture of Fújiàn
    • The Ryūkyūkan (Róuyuǎnyì)
    • The Chinese coastal province of Fújiàn
    •  The City of Fuzhou
    •  Notes

Chapter IV: Short biography of Chinese Quánfǎ

  • Section I: China prior to Dámó dàshī (Bodhidharma)
    • Necessity, the mother of all technique
    • Ordering physical strentgh to take the back seat
    • The shape of martial arts and its development
    • Treatise on the originators of Chinese Quánfǎ
    • The era of systematization of Chinese Quánfǎ
    • Historical periodization in relation to Dámó (Bodhidharma)
    • Overview of the History of China prior to Dámó (Bodhidharma)
  • Section II: In search of the primordial material of Chinesese Quánfǎ
    • Screening of numerous ancient books – the Quánshù prior to Dámó (Bodhidharma) (Shuo Yuan, Wenzi, Wu Zi, Huainanzi, Shiji, Yan Tie Lun, Guliang Zhuan, Xin Xu, Han Shu, Lie Nu Zhuan, Shuo Wen Jie Zi, Xunzi, Guanzi, Chun Qiu Fan Lu, Hou Han Shu, Wei Liao Zi, Guo Yu, Hou Han Shu, Lost Book of Zhou, Chu Ci)
    • The meaning of the character Ken/Quán (lit. fist)
    • Shī jīng –The Book of Songs
    • The Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC)
    • The Lǐ jì – The Classic of Rites
    • The Warring States Period
    • The Chǔ cí – The Songs of the State of Chǔ – and becoming of the State of Chǔ
    • Chǔ cí – The Songs of the State of Chǔ
    • Guǎn zǐ – classic book containing the writings of  Guǎn Zhòng, a politician of the State of Qí
    • Chūn qiū Zuǒ-shì zhuàn – Mr. Zuǒ’s Spring and Autumn Annals
    • The Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC)
    • The Early Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD)
    • The Late Han Dynasty
    • Hàn shū –The History of the Western (Early) Han
    • The Shǒu bó liù piān – 6 Articles on the tradition of the “hand”
    • Sān guó shí dài –The Era of the Three Kingdoms
    • Nán běi cháo shí dài –The Era of Northern and Southern Dynasties (420 – 589)
  • uechi-ryuSection III: The old Dǎoyǐn [Daoist exercises involving breathing, stretching and self-massage] of the Chinese continent, and Quánfǎ
    • Dǎoyǐn [Daoist exercises involving breathing, stretching and self-massage]
    • The training method of Ruǎnyìng (flexible and firm)
    • Wǔqín-zhīxì and Shàolín-wǔquán (The Play of the Five Animals and the Five Boxing Styles of Shàolín)
    • Bāduàn-jǐn Dǎoyǐn-fǎ – The Dǎoyǐn Method of the Eight Treasures
    • Yìjīn-jīng and Xǐsuǐ-jīng (The Sūtra of Muscles/Tendons Transformation and the Sūtra of Purified Marrow)
    • Notes
  • Section IV: The Shàolín monastery Dámó dàshī (Bodhidharma)
    • The Sōngshān Shàolín monastery
    • Sēng bīng –warrior monks
    • The the chaos of war at the end of the Sui Dynasty (581-617), and the Shàolín monastery
    • The Shàolín-sì Zhi (Records of the Shàolín monastery)
    • The Fújiàn Shàolín monastery
    • Famous representatives of Quánfǎ during the dynasties of the Sòng (960-1279), the Yuán (1279-1368), the Míng (1368-1644), and the Qīng (1644-1911)
    • The two great martial arts writings of the Ming period: the Jìxiào Xīnshū and the Wǔbèizhì
  • Section V: The Shàolín martial arts during Míng- (1368-1644) and Qīng eras (1644-1911)
    • Examination of Chinese martial arts in three major stories of the Míng era (1368-1644)
    • Examination of Chinese martial arts in the major stories of the Qīng-Zeit (1644-1911)
  • Section VI: The schools of Chinese Quánfǎ
    • The sources of the schools
    • The Quánshù of the Shàolín school
    • The Quánshù of the Wǔdāng school
    • Tàijíquán
  • Section VII: Secret societies and Chinese Quánfǎ
    • Various societies and Quánfǎ
    • The Society of Justice and Harmony (Yìhétuán; the Boxers) and Chinese Quánfǎ
  • Section VIII: Zhōu Zǐhé (Shū Shiwa) and Pangainūn
    • Uechi-ryū and Chinese Quánfǎ
    • Zhōu Zǐhé (Shū Shiwa) and the Buddhist priest Cǎo Qīng
    • Notes
  • uechi-ryuSection IX: Dámó dàshī (Bodhidharma) as the founder of the Chinese Chán-Buddhism (Japanese: Zen, Sanskrit: Dhyana)
    • The characters Dámó and Dámó
    • Bodhidharma (Sanskrit)
    • Dámó‘s (Bodhidharma‘s) pilgrimage to China in order to train and to teach
    • Dámó (Bodhidharma) and the Shàolín monastery
    • Dámó‘s (Bodhidharma‘s) entrance into the the Shàolín monastery
    • Nine years zazen meditation facing the wall
    • The city of  Luòyáng at the end of the 5th century
    • The Legend of doctrinal Zen conversation (Mondō) between Dámó and Emperor Wǔ, the First Noble Truth, and the Brokeback seeking of Huì Kě, the 2nd patriarch of Chán Buddhism
    • Discourse on the dual entrance to the path and the four types of exercise (Èr rù sì xíng lùn)
    • Notes

Chapter V: 13 years in China – Uechi Kanbun‘s experiences

  • Section I: A group of young people of the Meiji era devoted themselves to the training of pugilism (Quánshù) in China
  • Section II: 10 years era of apprenticeship
  • Section III: Three years of Dōjō construction

Chapter VI: Seventeen years of caginess after returning home

  • Section I: Why was the initiation into martial arts continuously refused?

Chapter VII: The Wakayama era

  • Section I: The establishment of the Pangainūn-ryū Karate-jutsu Kenkyūsho
  • Section II: Uechi Kanei in Ōsaka and Hyōgo Prefecture, and the birth of Uechi-ryū

uechi-ryuChapter VIII: The Characteristics of Uechi-ryū Karate-dō

  • Section I: The Shūbukan and its master-pupil relationship
  • Section II: Teaching system of Uechi-ryū Karate-dō and its philosophy

Chapter IX: Uechi-ryū and the Pacific War/WWII

  • Section I: The indigenousity of Uechi-ryū in Okinawa
  • Section II: Uechi Kanei in the campaign as a soldier of the Imperial Army
  • Section III: The end of the Pacific War/WWII

Chapter X: The global expansion of Uechi-ryū Karate-dō

  • Section I: From the Uechi-ryū Karate-jutsu Kenkyūsho to the Uechi-ryū Karate-dō Sōke Shūbukan
  • Section II: Uechi-ryū and the school of Sōke Uechi Kanei

Chapter XI: The of current state of the Budō world in the United States of America

    • Article 1
    • Article 2
    • Article 3
    • Article 4
    • Article 5
    • Article 6
    • Article 7
    • Article 8
    • Article 9

Chapter XII: Karate-dō as an intangible cultural asset

  • Duechi-ryuSection I: Karate as a simultaneous expression of dynamics and aesthetics
  • Section II: The essence of the heritage and of the tradition
  • Bibliographical References

Fourth Collection: The Karate and Kobudō world of Okinawa (by Takamiyagi Shigeru, Nakamatsu Ken, Yonamine Kōsuke, and Tōbaru Keichō

(This fourth collection contains description and history etc. of all associations, Honbu, and many branch dojo of all styles of Karate, Kobudo, and others like Motobu Udundi etc.)


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