Table of ContentsIntroduction
Karate KataMatsubayashi-Ryu Masters Matsubayashi-Ryu kata Kata sources and usage
Masters and MethodsTraining - Yasutune Itosu Technique - Chojun Miyagi Principles - Kenwa Mabuni Fighting - Choki Motubu
AnatomyMusculature Skeleton Nervous System Meridians
Books and ReferenceBook of 5 Rings Art of War Tai Chi Classics Mind Body Unification
PhilosophyTen Bulls Tao Te Ching
Zen BuddhismHistory Zazen Zazen Yojinki Zen Koans Zen Stories Zen Dialogues
Concepts and GlossarySelected Glossary
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I am forever thankful that Shoshin Nagamine set me on my path all those years ago in Naha. I feel I have learnt and grown a lot in the intervening years in karate-do.
The internet itself has grown up too. Especially since this website became first available over 20 years ago. I hope that these articles can encourage a new generation of curious practitioners. It offers a kind of modern Bubishi, an entry into the scholarly aspects of the martial arts.
Like all journeys, I have found there is no specific end, just a process of experience, reward, deeper learning and new goals. I hope you enjoy and find value on the path of learning these things as I have.
Footprints in the snow !Yours in Karate-Do
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