“The Technical System of Shōtōkan-ryū” was published as an appendix to the 1986 book by Gima Shinkin und Fujiwara Ryōzō (Taidan – Kindai Karate-dō no Rekishi wo Kataru. Bēsubōru Magajin-sha, Tōkyō 1986). Gima Shinkin (1896-1989) was born in Okinawa and studied under … Continue reading →
This article sheds some light on the possible influence of karate on the establishment of the “Seiryoku Zen’yo Kokumin Taiiku no Kata”. The “Seiryoku Zen’yo Kokumin Taiiku no Kata” (in the following SZKTK) is a collection of combative movement exercises, created … Continue reading →
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Tagged Funakoshi Gichin, Gima Shinkin, Hakuda, Judo, Kano Jigoro, Kano Jiu-jitsu, Kenpo, Kodokan Judo, Motobu Choki, Okinawa Karate, Seiryoku Zen'yo Kokumin Taiiku
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ima Shinkin & Fujiwara Ryozo: Kindai Karate-do no Rekishi wo Kataru (Detailed Account on the History of Modern Karate-do: Dialogue [between Fujiwara and Gima]). Taidan. Bêsubôru Magajin-sha, Tokyo 1986. 411 p., 22cm. This book tells of the story of the … Continue reading →
oday I got a request for some rare Karate books, all of which are books written by experts for experts; and they are written in Japanese. Here they are: Fujiwara Ryozo: Kakutogi no Rekishi. Bêsubôru Magajin-sha, Tokyo 1990. Gima Shinkin … Continue reading →