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This is the English translation of Karatedo: Sono Rekishi to Giho (Karate: Its History and Practice). It was co-authored by Koyama Masashi (Naha line of Goju-ryu), Wada Koji (Shuri tradition of Shotokan), Kadekaru Toru, a leading researcher on Okinawan karate. The book was translated into English by Alexander Bennett, a professor at Kansai University who is well versed in budo as a practitioner and researcher.


Karate was featured at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for the first time and is attracting international attention. This is the book that practitioners and researchers around the world have been waiting for.

Contents

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Foreword

Chapter 1 Okinawa

Section 1 The History of Karate and Okinawa

Section 2 Three Aspects of Ryukyu Martial Arts

Section 3 Karate after the 1879 Disposition of Ryukyu

Section 4 The Introduction of Karate in Schools (1)

Section 5 The Introduction of Karate in Schools (2)

Section 6 The Spread of Karate in Okinawa

Section 7 The Arrival of Modern Karate (1)

—Shifting from Chinese Kempo Origin Theories

Section 8 The Arrival of Modern Karate (2)

—Standardisation of New Kata

Chapter 2 Kanto Region

Introduction The Significance of Competition Karate

Section 1 The Foundations Set by Funakoshi

Wada Essay 1: Wayward Pride

Section 2 Karate Takes Root

Wada Essay 2: The Unreasonable “Vaccine”

Section 3 the Spread of Karate in Japan

Wada Essay 3: A 100% Just Fight

Chapter 3 Kansai Region

Section 1 Kano Jigoro and Karate

Section 2 The Dai-Nippon Butokukai and Karate

Section 3 The Creation of Ryuha

Section 4 College Students in the Kansai Region

Koyama Essay 1: Kyoto Budo History—The Gihokai Dojo

Section 5 Ties Between Universities in East and West Japan

Chapter 4 Postwar Period

Section 1 Introduction

Wada Essay 4: Mita Karate Kai Thursday Club

—Funakoshi Shihan’s Kata

Section 2 International Diffusion: Technical Changes Through Kumite

Wada Essay 5: Height of the Student Movement

—A Discussion with Wako Haruo

Section 3 The 1st Karate World Championships

Wada Essay 6: Weakness of Mind

Section 4 The Internationalisation of Karate

—From its Place of Birth, Okinawa

Section 5 National Sports Festival of Japan

Section 6 Kumite and Kata Competitions

Koyama Essay 2: Kata

Section 7 Compulsory Budo in Junior High Schools,

and the Road to the Olympics

Special Essay: Nagura Toshihisa

Section 8 JKF & WKF: Organisation and Activities

Chapter 5 Special Roundtable Discussion

References

Timeline

Index

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