Inspired by Jerry Figgiani’s articles for The Masters Magazine, this book provides in-depth interviews and insights from the modern karate masters including: Frank Grant, Joseph Carbonara, Kensei Taba, Takeshi Tamaki and Masahiko Tokashiki. Plus special remembrances of the Okinawan greats including: James Wax, Ansei Ueshiro, Soke Takayoshi Nagamine, Parker Shelton and Joe Lewis.
You’ll also get in-depth understanding of the seven Yakusoku Kumite (two person fighting techniques) and the true origins of the original mixed martial art. Yes, MMA is actually hundreds of years old! This book features many historical photographs of the Masters.
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Sensei Jerry Figgiani, president and founder of Shorin Ryu Karate-do International, is featured in Karate Masters, Volume 5
After the acclaimed success of the “Karate Masters” series, the author presents “Karate Masters” Volume 5. With a new repertoire of historical fig- ures, such as Hideo Ochi, Yoshimi Inoue, Sadaaki Sakagami, Masaru Miura, Genzo Iwata,, Katsuhiro Tsuyama, Yasuyoshi Saito, Nobuaki Kanazawa, Jerry Figgiani and legendary Okinawa mas- ters like Kensei Taba, Takeshi Tamaki, Masahiko Tokashiki and Toshihiro Oshiro, amongst others, the many threads of tradition- al karate learning, lore, and legend are woven together. In this final volume, new interviews have been gathered to present an integrated and complete view of the empty-handed art of fight- ing, philosophy, and self-defense. This volume contains intrigu- ing thoughts, fascinating personal details, hidden histories, and inspiring philosophies, as each master reveals his true love for the art and a deep understanding of every facet associated with the practice and spirit of the Japanese and Okinawan art of Karate- do as a way of life. It’s a detailed reference work, and a “must have” addition to your personal library.
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