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On Mura-bo

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wo books contain – among many others – data on Mura-bo, the traditional staff fencing techniques of Ryukyu: Hokama Tetsuhiro: Okinawa Karate Kobudô no Shinzui (The True Essence of Okinawan Karate and Kobudô). Haebaru-chô (Okinawa-ken), Naha Shuppansha 1999. 389 pp. , … Continue reading

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Kyan Shin’ei, in: Okinawa-ken Karate-dô Rengôkai (Pub.): Okinawa Karate Jinmeikan. Naha, Okinawa-ken Karate-dô Rengôkai 1993.

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his book lists all the persons in the sphere of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo active at the time of publishing, i.e. 1993. It contains invaluable informations for research, as it not only gives ranks, biographies, etc. of the persons, but … Continue reading

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Nakamoto Masahiro on Kanagusuku Ufuchiku

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Nakamoto Masahiro on Kanagusuku Shinsaburô (Kanagusuku Ufuchiku). In: 仲本政博:沖縄伝統古武道。概略と首里手系空手古武術達人の系譜。ゆい出版, 2007. Nakamoto Masahiro (1938-): Okinawa Dentô Kobudô. Gairyaku to Shurite-Kei Karate Kobujutsu Tetsujin no Keifu. Yuishuppan 2007. p. 198-200. [There’s an English translation of this book by Miguel Da Luz of … Continue reading

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Matsuo Kanenori Sakon: Ryukyu Oke Hiden Bujutsu – Karate, Bukijutsu.

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My German translation of a chapter of: Matsuo Kanenori Sakon: Ryukyu Oke Hiden Bujutsu – Karate, Bukijutsu. Tokyo, Baseball Magazine 1990. 186 S., 27cm. ie Stockfechtmethoden von Ryûkyû Es existieren drei Arten der Stockfechtmethoden auf Ryûkyû (Okinawa). Die erste Kategorie … Continue reading

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Funakoshi picture

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ell know picture of Funakoshi Gichin and students from his book Ryukyu Kenpo Tode (Karate). Funakoshi himself is seated middle row, second from left. The picture is taken from Funakoshi Gichin (1868-1956): Ryukyu Kenpo Tode (Karate). Ginowan, Yōjusha 1994. 300 pp. Introductory notes: Miyagi … Continue reading

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Albrecht Duerer’s “Book of Fencing”

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till on of my favorites, Duerer’s work dates back to the year 1510 and is – except maybe Paulus Hector Mair’s compilation of half a century later- unparalleled in it’s combination of technical excellence and artistic implementation. I made this … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Budo

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udo, the martial ways of Japan, have their origins in the traditions of Bushido — the way of the warrior. Budo is a time-honoured form of physical culture comprising of Judo, Kendo, Kyudo, Sumo, Karate-do, Aikido, Shorin-ji Kenpo, Naginata and … Continue reading

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The Budo Charter for Young People

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udo, the martial ways of Japan, are forms of traditional culture that hold in esteem a traditional martial spirit passed down since ancient times. Through the practice of Budo, the student learns correct manners, refines his or her technical skills, … Continue reading

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The Budo Charter (Budo Kensho)

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Below is the clean text of the Budo Charter (Budo Kensho). It should be considered mandatory and serious study. udo, the Japanese martial ways, have their origins in the age-old martial spirit of Japan. Through centuries of historical and social … Continue reading

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Books and Media on Meifu Shinkage-ryu Shuriken-jutsu

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ooks Otsuka Yasuyuki: Shuriken-jutsu no susume. Meifu Shinkage-ryu. BAB Japan Shuppankyoku, Tokyo 2004. 199 p., 21cm. Contents–> Chapter 1: Understanding Shuriken-jutsu. Chapter 2: Understanding the foundation of Shuriken-jutsu. Chapter 3: The study of Shuriken-jutsu. Chapter 4: The method of practicing … Continue reading

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