- FROM THE
- A history
- A dear
friend of mine gave me a gift in the truest sense of the
- 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
- 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
- The answer
to any question can always be found,
- the hard
part is finding the answer you wanted.
- Part the
clouds - see the way.
objective of karate-do is to contribute to the evolution
- of the
human spirit through physical and mental training."