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Discover the truth behind a fascinating martial art!
In the martial arts, facts are often a scarce commodity. Histories are often confused or inaccurate, lineages are muddled and murky, forms get changed and no one ever finds out why. These problems can present major obstacles along your path to the understanding and practice of your chosen art. Well, now some of that confusion can be cleared up with Okinawa's Complete Karate System - Isshin-Ryu.
It's a "must have" for today's martial artist, whether you're an Isshin-Ryu practitioner, Karate stylist, or just interested in the origins and development of one of the most fascinating, effective, and fastest growing styles in martial arts.
While providing the context in which martial arts developed on Okinawa, Okinawa's Complete Karate System
offers you a comprehensive history of Isshin-Ryu as well as a thorough investigation of its founder's life and philosophy. Dealing in depth with the system's lineages, the internal and external aspects of the art, and multiple interpretations of all Isshin-Ryu kata, this book is a unique, compelling, and engaging experience.
Okinawa's Complete Karate System: Isshin-Ryu
is essential reading for all martial artists and historians and includes:
- Development of the Code of Ethics and Principles of Isshin-Ryu Karate
- Analysis of the Practice of Kata, Stances, and Footwork of Isshin-Ryu
- Discussion of the Function of Isshin-Ryu in Today's Society
Michael Rosenbaum started his martial arts training at the age of five. Along with Isshin Ryu, which he has been practicing for 23 years, he has studied Bando, judo and boxing. He wa a member of the elite 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, completing Infantry, Airborne, and Jungle Warfare schools. Michael currently resides in Knoxville, TN, with his wife and cherished pets.
By Michael Rosenbaum. Softcover. 144 pp.