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CompleteMartialArts.com - The One Hundred Year History of Shorin-Ryu Karate

Manufacturer: Frank Hargrove Karate
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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Frank Hargrove Karate
EAN: 9789995180720
ISBN: 9995180723
Label: Frank Hargrove Karate
Manufacturer: Frank Hargrove Karate
Publication Date: 1986-02
Publisher: Frank Hargrove Karate
Studio: Frank Hargrove Karate

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Summary: Still in good standing
Comment: This is a solid book that brings together the fragmented history of Shorin-Ryu Karate. This book has been long out of print, but hopefully it will in be print again soon. From what I hear, Kyoshi Hargrove is still in good standing with Nakazato. No one has ever questioned Kyoshi Hargrove's karate or his skill as a teacher. Kyoshi Hargrove's legacy is of countless blackbelts that teach an effective, true, form of Shorin-Ryu, to a new generation of students.

Customer Rating:
Summary: Hard Time
Comment: This book is very biased. Hargrove gives a bad name to martial arts practicioners all over the world. He was essentially "excommunicated" if you will from the association of Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan by the Grandmaster himself, Shugoro Nakazato. Hargrove, however, still claims ties with him and continues to collect dues and monies from members of his new NASKA association, keeping the money for himself.

Don't waste your money on this.

Customer Rating:
Summary: Fraud
Comment: So Hargrove recently got out of jail for embezzlement. Wonder how he'll end up getting locked up the next time?

The truth is, this man was kicked out of the Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan association and is no longer affiliated with the grandmaster, Shugoro Nakazato. Hargrove and his "posse" take advantage of people by stealing their money and tainting their kids.

I'd read a book on Tae-Kwon-Do before I picked up this piece of garbage (that's saying something).

Customer Rating:
Summary: Very good read
Comment: I really enjoyed this book. In cross-referencing it with other resources (such as those by Mr. Mark Bishop and Mr. Patrick McCarthy to name just two) and the information within seems useful and accurate.
Very good read

Customer Rating:
Summary: Liar
Comment: At the time this book was written, Frank Hargrove may have been associated with Shorin Ryu Shorinkan under Shugoro Nakazato, but he was ultimately kicked out of the association and continues to claim to be associated. He has formed "NASKA," and tries to make it look like everyone else was kicked out, not him. He is a very strange man who let his belt color go to his head. Do yourself a favor and save your money for a real Karate master's book. What a disgrace to Shorin Ryu Shorinkan, which is an association about Humility, Respect, and Self-Improvement.


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