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Karate Goju Ryu Meibukan

Karate Goju Ryu Meibukan

  • Author: Lex Opdam
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781933901299
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 311
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This work reflects the system of education from the School of Dai Sensei Meitoku Yagi named the Meibukan. The Meibukan, in an educational sense, originated from the teachings of the Empty Hand that Chojun Miyagi adopted in his Goju-ryu Karate system and passed over to his student in turn, Meitoku Yagi. Sensei Yagi developed the system further and gave these teachings a personal interpretation. The reader will find many historical photographs of great Okinawan Goju-ryu karate masters who were the pioneers of this unique martial art. The syllabus in this book serves as a technical manual in which history, origins, practice, and techniques are arranged in an orderly way, allowing the identity of the style to emerge. This syllabus offers deep background that not only will serve beginning karatekas by giving them a rational framework to grasp this martial art, but also more experienced karatekas, who may reinforce or augment their existing understanding of the style's unique subtleties.

The Kata and Bunkai of Goju-Ryu Karate

The Kata and Bunkai of Goju-Ryu Karate

The Essence of the Heishu and Kaishu Kata

  • Author: Giles Hopkins
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books
  • ISBN: 1623172004
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 304
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Challenging timeworn conventions of karate training and revealing the original intent of classical kata—or forms—through detailed descriptions of self-defense applications known as bunkai, this is a crucial addition to any martial-arts library. Containing more than 265 photos, the book is divided into chapters that illuminate each of the ten classical kata of Goju-ryu. Drawing on more than forty years of experience in the martial arts, Giles Hopkins Sensei takes us on a journey into the Goju-ryu karate system, providing a principles-based method for analysis of kata practice. Arguing against the commonly held notion that kata techniques can have multiple interpretations, he insists that a kata cannot simply mean what the user wants it to mean, but contains specific martial principles that must be followed for it to work effectively. The step-by-step descriptions of the receiving, controlling or bridging, and finishing techniques contain in-depth analysis of commonly misunderstood aspects of kata. Each chapter concludes with an engaging anecdote from the author’s time in Okinawa, the birthplace of Goju-ryu, connecting it with the kata under discussion. Equally useful for the novice and for more advanced karate practitioners looking to deepen their understanding of kata and bunkai.

Goju Ryu II

Goju Ryu II

Advanced Techniques of Shorei-Kan Karate

  • Author: Seikichi Toguchi
  • Publisher: Black Belt Communications
  • ISBN: 9780897501408
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 173
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In this highly anticipated sequel to his classic 1976 guide to goju-ryu fundamentals, the author recounts his personal history of Okinawan goju-ryu karate and provides readers with a profile of his teacher, Chojun Miyagi, and Miyagi's assistant, Seko Higa. Okinawan Goju-Ryu covers advanced kata, its evolution and its importance. Step-by-step photographs throughout the book show the advanced techniques of shorei-kan karate, including stances, strikes, blocks, kicks and two-man training styles.

Koryu Goju Ryu Karate Jutsu Book 2

Koryu Goju Ryu Karate Jutsu Book 2

English Edition

  • Author: Heinrich Büttner
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3749493022
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 180
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Volume 2 explains the Ju Gata Seienchin, Seipai and Kururunfa, as well as some selected Bunkai. Bo-Jitsu Kumi Bo Ichi and Bo-Jitsu Ufugusuku no Kon and the Kata Tokuyama no Tonfa complete Band 2 of this series.

Koryu Goju Ryu Karate Jutsu

Koryu Goju Ryu Karate Jutsu

Basic Principles (English edition)

  • Author: Heinrich Büttner
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3752821825
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 244
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Traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate and Kobujutsu in Kenshikai Attitude According to Dr. Hokama Tetsuhiro

Wandering Along the Way of Okinawan Karate

Wandering Along the Way of Okinawan Karate

Thinking about Goju-Ryu

  • Author: Giles Hopkins
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 1623174481
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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A personal, philosophical, and historical exploration of Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate written by an experienced master. In Wandering Along the Way of Okinawan Karate, Giles Hopkins draws on his fifty years of martial arts experience to take the reader on a journey through the meaning of kata (form) and bunkai (application) in Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate. Hopkins offers his personal reflections on the enigma of karate kata while explaining many of its little-understood applications. With skill and insight into kata's connection to nature, the book addresses key topics such as why some movements are done slowly while others are fast, the significance of steps and turns, and the role of tradition in karate. The purpose of kata solo patterns is to solidify specific self-defense techniques. Contrary to the commonly held belief that kata techniques can have multiple interpretations, Hopkins argues that kata embodies specific martial principles that must be followed rigorously for it to be truly effective. He also reveals the spiritual dimensions of martial arts by explaining its deep connection to nature. Providing new understanding of kata structure, themes, and martial art principles, Hopkins sheds light on the practitioner's journey.

Essential Karate Book

Essential Karate Book

For White Belts, Black Belts and All Karateka in Between

  • Author: Graeme Lund
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462905595
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 192
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The Essential Karate Book is an illustrated, informative guide to the techniques, philosophy and practice of karate With 20 chapters covering practically every aspect of karate, this in-depth reference will assist students and instructors as they plot their course through karate instruction, benefiting those at all levels. The Essential Karate Book contains 200 diagrams mapping out moves, 300 color photographs, and downloadable video, making it a comprehensive general karate reference for Western audiences. Readers of this karate guide will learn about: The origins and history of karate Required behavior, clothing and etiquette, as well as the fundamentals of karate and the different styles that share them Stances, blocks, strikes and kicks Preparing your body through warm ups, stretching, and conditioning through karate-specific exercises Kata grading and fighting (kumite) techniques and competition rules Martial arts weapons (kobudo), and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) applications The Essential Karate Book is a must-have for any martial arts enthusiast, from beginners to black belts!

Okinawan Goju-Ryu

Okinawan Goju-Ryu

Fundamentals of Shorei-Kan Karate

  • Author: Seikichi Toguchi
  • Publisher: Black Belt Communications
  • ISBN: 9780897500180
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 191
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Discusses about etiquette, kata, stances, and techniques of the goju-ryu system as practiced in Okinawa. This book includes a detailed section on sanchin breathing and step-by-step photos with foot patterns.