Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text - Your Price $39.77
Welcome, Guest Login | Cart (0) | $0 View Cart
Order Online At Anytime
Customer Service Hours
10am - 6pm CST M-F
Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text

Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text

Item SKU:pf-book-9852
review
(0 of 5)
Your Price:$39.77
Retail Price:$40.00
Your Savings:$0.23(1%)
In Stock - Ships From Philadelphia, PA 19114
Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Business Days
Shipping Cost: Calculated at Checkout

Important Information

This supplier charges a $10 handling fee on top of shipping costs for every order.

Spend $100 or more on products shipping from Philadelphia, PA and MAEQD will refund the handling cost on the order.

For more information concerning this fee please click here.

We have suspended taking orders via our website. We are very sorry for this inconvenience.

As a courtesy, we have provided a link to the product on Amazon so you may still purchase it by clicking the "Buy From Amazon" button below.

Description
About this book:

Nineteen kata ("forms") of karate-the art of self-defense without weapons-are presented here in complete detail. They are the ones selected by the great master and teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, to give comprehensive training in Karate-do, the way of karate.

Fully illustrated demonstrations by the translator cover not only every technique of the kata but also the fundamentals and applications: how to make a fist; the correct form of the open hand; preliminary training in blocking, striking and kicking; the seven stances; and sparring.

The author presents, besides kata that he himself originated, beginning and advanced kata from both the Shorei school and the Shorin school, the former remarkable for their forcefulness and development of strength, the latter characterized by their gracefulness and lightning swiftness.

This book, the most comprehensive and authoritative ever published, was being revised by the author shortly before his death in 1957, at the age of eighty-eight, and is translated for the first time. Through his advice on both practical and spiritual aspects of training, the master guides the student from techniques to the Way of karate. Complementing the English edition are illustrations of National Treasures from Kofuku-ji and Todai-ji temples in Nara and Master Funakoshi's calligraphy.

Karate, whose value for the well-rounded development of strength, coordination and agility is scientifically validated, can be practiced at any time and in any place, for any length of time, by men and women of all ages, and requires no special equipment. It also fosters the development of spiritual qualities: courage, courtesy, integrity, humility and self-control.

Gichin Funakoshi's karate books, the first published in 1922, are landmarks, for the development of this martial art in Okinawa was shrouded in secrecy, and almost no records of its early history, dating back more than a thousand years to the Shao-lin Temple in Hunan Province, China, exist. Karate-do Kyohan is a book that lives up to its title: it is in truth the master text for karate instruction at all levels and in all aspects of technique and character development.

Product Details:
  • Author: Gichin Funakoshi
  • Language: English
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc
Book Dimensions:
  • Weight: 2.1 Pounds
  • Length: 10.5 Inches
  • Width: 7.5 Inches
  • Height: 1.01 Inches
Sizing Chart
Customer Reviews
[rating] Stars
[short_review]
[long_review]
Did you find this helpful?  [rev_helpful] of [rev_votes] Found Helpful
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from [user_city]. [user_email] on [review_date]
[rating]/5
Questions and Answers
About this book:

Nineteen kata ("forms") of karate-the art of self-defense without weapons-are presented here in complete detail. They are the ones selected by the great master and teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, to give comprehensive training in Karate-do, the way of karate.

Fully illustrated demonstrations by the translator cover not only every technique of the kata but also the fundamentals and applications: how to make a fist; the correct form of the open hand; preliminary training in blocking, striking and kicking; the seven stances; and sparring.

The author presents, besides kata that he himself originated, beginning and advanced kata from both the Shorei school and the Shorin school, the former remarkable for their forcefulness and development of strength, the latter characterized by their gracefulness and lightning swiftness.

This book, the most comprehensive and authoritative ever published, was being revised by the author shortly before his death in 1957, at the age of eighty-eight, and is translated for the first time. Through his advice on both practical and spiritual aspects of training, the master guides the student from techniques to the Way of karate. Complementing the English edition are illustrations of National Treasures from Kofuku-ji and Todai-ji temples in Nara and Master Funakoshi's calligraphy.

Karate, whose value for the well-rounded development of strength, coordination and agility is scientifically validated, can be practiced at any time and in any place, for any length of time, by men and women of all ages, and requires no special equipment. It also fosters the development of spiritual qualities: courage, courtesy, integrity, humility and self-control.

Gichin Funakoshi's karate books, the first published in 1922, are landmarks, for the development of this martial art in Okinawa was shrouded in secrecy, and almost no records of its early history, dating back more than a thousand years to the Shao-lin Temple in Hunan Province, China, exist. Karate-do Kyohan is a book that lives up to its title: it is in truth the master text for karate instruction at all levels and in all aspects of technique and character development.

Product Details:
  • Author: Gichin Funakoshi
  • Language: English
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc
Book Dimensions:
  • Weight: 2.1 Pounds
  • Length: 10.5 Inches
  • Width: 7.5 Inches
  • Height: 1.01 Inches
Q: [question]
Asked by: [q_user_name] [q_user_email] - [q_date_added]
A: [answer]
Was this answer helpful?  [a_helpful] of [a_votes] Customer(s) found this Answer helpful.
Answer provided by:  [a_user_name] ([a_date_added])
No Answers have been submitted yet.

This supplier charges a $10 handling fee on top of shipping costs for every order.

Spend $100 or more on products shipping from Philadelphia, PA and MAEQD will refund the handling cost on the order.

For more information concerning this fee please click here.

karate

You May Also Like

Recently Viewed Items