The Essence Of Karate (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
128
Utgivningsdatum
2013-07-03
Förlag
Kodansha America, Inc
Översättare
Richard Berger
Medarbetare
Kanazawa, Hirokazu (foreword)
Dimensioner
196 x 146 x 12 mm
Vikt
226 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781568365244
The Essence Of Karate (inbunden)

The Essence Of Karate

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Gichin Funakoshi is a legendary figure and the founder of Shotokan karate, the most popular style of Japanese karate, with millions of practitioners worldwide. In The Essence of Karate, Funakoshi creates, in his own words, a narrative of modern karate. He explains the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings and includes memories of his own training, as well as recollections of other karate masters and the history of the martial art. He also discusses the importance of winning without fighting, and the reason why many great martial artists improve with age. The
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GICHIN FUNAKOSHI (1868-1957) was one of karate's great masters. Born in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate, he began training in secret Okinawan martial arts as a child. In 1922, at the request of the Japanese government, he demonstrated the still-secret Okinawan arts of self-defense on the Japanese mainland, which led to karate's introduction to the rest of Japan and subsequently the rest of the world. Funakoshi devoted the remainder of his life to this traditional martial art and wrote several classics on the subject.