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Shorin-Ryu Okinawan Karate Question and Answer Book
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Manufacturer: Person to Person Publishing
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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780804814263
ISBN: 0804814260
Label: Person to Person Publishing
Manufacturer: Person to Person Publishing
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 90
Publication Date: 1991-06-01
Publisher: Person to Person Publishing
Studio: Person to Person Publishing

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Shorin-Ryu Karate USA/Matsubayashi Karate of Okinawa. Question and Answer format, containing history of Okinawan Karate. Geneology charts, drawings of all postures and techniques of the system. Details of the kata and kumite as well as definitions of karate terminology. Descriptions of the all Okinawan karate masters and their respective teachers and students.


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Summary: A great Read !
Comment: It took me a while to purchase this book. But once I got it, I have no regrets whatsoever. Its informative and eye-pleasing to read. Mr. Scaglione and Mr. Cummings really did a great a job. In fact I recomended this book to several of my students.


Prince Loeffler
Shugyokan Shorin Ryu Dojo
www.alljapankarate.com

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Summary: Great source
Comment: As a student of Mr. Scaglione, I can whole heartedly reccommend this book. He writes the same information in his book as he teaches in his classes, and this book is considered a bible throughout the school(currently 19 dojos). This book offers clear, concise information about the origins of karate and it's kata, about the courtesy involved, and about all the "details" associated with the art. Learn how to store your gi, how to tie your belt, the japanese terms commonly used in karate class, the traditions of the art, etc. This book is not meant to teach karate, but it is an invaluable source for any student of karate.

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Summary: Valuable Resourse
Comment: This book was recommended to me by my sensei and I am pleased to share it with others. This is a book of lists, quizzes, and general tips and information presented in an extremely well-organized and interesting manner. It clearly points out key information and has helped me greatly with my studies. Most sources are either overwhelmingly detailed or oversimplified and it is difficult to sort through and figure out key concepts. This book does the work for you and is a convenient (and very portable!) challenging study guide.

This is one of the very few sources of information about Fukyugata San available, with photos and descriptions of Ueshiro Sensei performing the kata.

There are a few errors/debatable answers in the book (the kata information list is a good example), so if something doesn't seem right to you, check other places. This book is by no means a complete resource, but is invaluable when used with other sources of information.

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Summary: Lots of great history and some interesting general info
Comment: I like the way this book was set up. It's easy to read with little "quizes" all the way through. It's got great info on the origin of kata (names and creator), information on japanese martial arts terminology, and some interesting "general martial arts knowledge" info. For example, they say that a well executed martial arts punch can generate 600 foot/pounds of pressure and that bone has a structural strength greater than that of concrete. Are these stats true? I'm not sure, but it makes for an interesting read.


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