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Empty Hand. The Essence of Budo Karate

Kenei Mabuni

ISBN 10: 3938305134 / ISBN 13: 9783938305133
Published by Palisander, 2009
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Title: Empty Hand. The Essence of Budo Karate

Publisher: Palisander

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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Synopsis:

The Lifework of a Grandmaster of Karate
Budo is the path of the Japanese traditional martial arts. Mabuni Kenei has followed this path for almost eight decades until now. He belongs to the last masters taught directly by the founders of modern karatedo. The son and heir of Mabuni Kenwa - the founder of Shito ryu - has acquired a deep understanding of the essence of Karate as a budo art during his course of life. He communicates this extremely complex knowledge to the reader in a vivid and fascinating way. For this purpose he uses his own memories and experiences, technical descriptions, historical and philosophical considerations, legends and anecdotes of the lives of famous samurai and budoka (masters of sword fighting, aikido, Okinawa-te and karate).

For the beginner the book provides an idea of the inexhaustible possibilities of budo as a school of life, and the experienced practitioner will find numerous stimuli for his further development and also for his own teaching activities.

About the Author:

Mabuni Kenei, holder of the 10th Dan, was born in 1918 on Okinawa, the birthplace of karatedo. As the son of Mabuni Kenwa, the founder of the Shito ryu and one of the most important karate experts in history, from his childhood on he was in touch with karate and some of its greatest masters. At the age of 34 he became the head of Shito ryu. Even today, in his old age, he holds seminars in different parts of the world where he teaches authentic karatedo.

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