A history lesson
A dear friend of mine gave me a gift in the truest sense of the word.
The book is entitled, "The History of Karate" and it was written by Sensei Morio Higaonna, 9th Dan, Chief Instructor of the Traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Do Federation.
In the simplest of terms this historical work gives a detailed account of the origins of Okinawan karate. It contains a literal "Who's Who" of martial artists from China and Okinawa as well as an account of their contribution to the evolution of karate.
As a Goju-Ryu stylist, Sensei Higaonna far and away devotes the majority of this monumental work to the Founder of Goju-Ryu karate, Sensei Chojun Miyagi. The many years of research are evident are clearly in the pages of this book and even if you are not a Goju stylist you will still find the historical information well worth the price of admission even though the book is fairly expensive if you can find it.
From China to Okinawa, from Okinawa to Japan, and from Japan to the rest of the world, karate all starts here between these pages, so buy it, read it, and enjoy a journey that was hundreds of years in the making.
A reference book for the ages.
The answer to any question can always be found,
the hard part is finding the answer you wanted.
Part the clouds - see the way.
"The objective of karate-do is to contribute to the evolution
of the human spirit through physical and mental training."
Sensei Peter Lindsay