Being a historian and collector, I have come to own some of the rarer and more beautiful books which have been published on the martial arts. Some provide a thousand bizarre techniques of questionable efficacy—like Mas Oyama's Advanced Karate— while others provide a fascinating insight on a point in history or the development of an individual fighter—such as Georges Carpentier's My Methods: Boxing as a Fine Art. Frankly, it's just gotten to the point that if I hear about a martial arts publication I didn't know about, I make it my mission for the week to procure it and devour its contents. I am often asked by readers for a definitive reading list which I believe everyone invested in this pastime should study, and I often end up feeling like I've done a very incomplete job with my reply. More recently, I have decided to devote some time to actually studying and interpreting a few martial arts classics in my columns. I expect to devote more time to both because I consider them tremendously important texts to the fight game and to martial arts in general.

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Patrick McCarthy's Bible of Karate: Bubishi is a thoroughly researched translation and commentary that will intrigue even the most advanced reader. Highly respected as a scholar, Mr. McCarthy has Bible of Karate Bubishi. This comprehensive translation of the Bubishi —the ancient manual of karate—is the most complete available.

Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. The English translation of this remarkable tome includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a goldmine for researchers and practitioners alike. For the final word on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts, one need look no further.

No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi. List of Chinese and Japanese Terms. Bible of Karate Bubishi Tuttle martial arts.


The Bible of Karate Bubishi

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Interpreting the Bubishi: One Thousand Pounds Falls to the Ground

Patrick McCarthy's Bible of Karate: Bubishi is a thoroughly researched translation and commentary that will intrigue even the most advanced reader. Highly respected as a scholar, Mr. McCarthy has Treasured for centuries by karate's masters, The Bubishi was a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa. Dealing with philosophy, strategy and medicine as they relate to the martial arts, it has been studied and taught from by all of karate's legendary masters. This English translation includes numerous explanations and notes to ease comprehension.


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The Bubishi is a collection of essays that deal with philosophical ideals tied to the martial arts, metaphysics, medicine, training methods and techniques, as well as a bit of history. At this point, it might make sense to take a step back and recognize the incredible breadth of knowledge within China at the time. To put it into context, another martial tome, also called the Bubishi, was put together at roughly the same time by a Chinese general named Mao Yuanyi. His manual cites over 2, books, contains chapters over nine volumes, and touches on every imaginable aspect of warfare - unarmed, armed, armies, skirmishes, descriptions of kung fu techniques taken from an even earlier document written by a master named Qi Jiguan, who nobody has heard of outside of scholarly circles China and Okinawa have a long history together, dating back to the early 14th century, just before the establishment of what would become the Ryukyu Kingdom. Imperial emissaries from China would pass through the islands from time to time, fishermen and traders would make the trip back and forth, and Okinawan scions were sent to the Chinese Mainland to receive a proper education. Martial knowledge could have been passed along at any time during those centuries, but for us, the most critical time period is just after the fall of Ming dynasty , when loyalists fled the burning ruins of the Shaolin Temple, and scattered across the newly formed Qing Empire.


Karate's Sacred Tome: The Bubishi and the Evolution of Martial Arts

David S. Nisan and Liu Kangyi. Taipei: Lionbook Martial Arts Company. Balancing the cross-cutting pressures of family, professional responsibility and martial arts training is never easy. Yet every so often a work comes along that reminds us of what we are missing, and what got us interested in martial arts history in the first place.

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