Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins

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Beginning with a thorough historical analysis of its 19th-century origins, the lore behind the art of Shotokan karate is dissected in this revised handbook. Describing how this style was invented by the world s only unarmed bodyguards in Okinawa, this account depicts the impossible odds these men endured in order to protect their king and avoid a costly bloodbath. Featuring five chapters of new material and a striking array of illustrations depicting the Heian katas, this overview demonstrates how each kata contains ...

Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins 2010, Black Belt Books

ISBN-13: 9780897501880

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Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins 2004, Black Belt Books

ISBN-13: 9780897501446

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