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KARATE-DO My Way of life

Funakoshi, Gichin

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ISBN 10: 0870112414 / ISBN 13: 9780870112416
Published by Kodansha International, New York, NY, 1975
Condition: VG+ Hardcover
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Title: KARATE-DO My Way of life

Publisher: Kodansha International, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG+

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The father of Karate-do describes his life of devotion to the practices and spirit of the ancient martial art and his contributions to its modern-day evolution.

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GICHIN FUNAKOSHI is world famous as one of Karate's great masters. Born in Shuri, Okinawa Prefecture, in 1868, he studied Karate-do from childhood and organized the first public demonstrations.

He was trained in the Confucian classics and was a schoolteacher early in life. After training for decades under the foremost masters in Okinawa he was elected president of the Okinawa Association for the Spirit of Martial Arts.

He was chosen to demonstrate Karate at the First National Athletic Exhibition in Tokyo in 1922, which led to the introduction of the ancient martial art to the rest of Japan and subsequently to the rest of the world. Among his writings are Karate-do Nyumon: The Master Introductory Text, Karate-do Kyohan: The Master Text, and Karate Jutsu: The Original Teachings of Gichin Funakoshi.

Master Gichin Funakoshi died in April 1957.

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