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•Congratulations to the 20 instructors and students who graduated from our Spring Course in Okinawa with certificates of completion.
The next event will take place May 15th -17th 2020 at the Tenchi Goju Ryu Dojo/Martial Arts Center Varnell, Georgia.
• The Higaonna Dojo (Naha, Okinawa) has launched its own website. www.iogkfhonbu.com
Okinawa Karate - The Exquisite Art
Okinawa Karate: The Exquisite Art is the definitive work on the history of karate and the most beautifully produced book of its type to date. The first edition was distributed directly to karate dojo, libraries and universities on the Okinawa and widely praised throughout the karate community.
The pedigree of this volume is in no doubt. The book design was inspired by the “Golden Ratio,” referred to as the sectio aurea by Leonardo Da Vinci, classical proportions that date back to the design of the Gutenberg Bible in the 1450s.
A consortium of karate historians and researchers on four continents was responsible for the text which was created under the editorial supervision of a highly respected Okinawan university professor and karate master. This new hardback edition is printed in Okinawa, has 210 pages in international A4 size (8.27” x 11.69”), and is presented in both the English and Japanese languages. The quality of the historical photos it features is remarkable because many having were computer-generated from originals provided by the families of the karate pioneers they depict, solely for use in this book.
If you have ever wondered about the origins of your style, or wish to take your knowledge of karate to a higher level, you need a copy of this beautiful hardbound, cased, collectors edition.
(NB: This is a revised and updated, hard bound edition of the book,“Okinawa: Birthplace of Karate”)
Sales of this excellent book have been unprecedented, and as a result, we have run out of the Okinawan karate stamp set we were offering as a gift to customers who placed pre-publication orders. The good news is that we did manage to find some more mint condition stamps in Okinawa, but only limited quantities of the Naihanchi design. Therefore, while supplies last, we will ship the Naihanchi stamp with all orders placed from this date until they are gone.
The book price is $89.00
Meditation Beads (mala)
Mala can be made of many materials ranging from the increasingly rare wenge wood, to jade. However, most traditional mala are made from simple wooden beads separated into sections by colored markers with an embellishment such as a vajra (thunderbolt, the Buddhist symbol of irresistible power) at the knot or tassel.
Seven styles to choose from
We now offer a low cost, high quality, precision STYLE and NAME embroidery service for Polo Shirts purchased from us. Each job is individually hand crafted, the embroidery is oversewn so it will not come undone, and "layered" for a thick and luxurious appearance.
Because of limited space on shirts, the size of the embroidered designs are 25 to 50% smaller than on karate uniforms. Therefore the price of embroidery on polo shirts is 50% less than karate uniforms.
HAND TOWEL FOR MARTIAL ARTS TRANNING
Cotton tenugui (手拭い), literally “hand wipes,” were introduced during the Edo Period (1603-1868), and became one of the “Seven Essential” items for Japanese travelers, and martial artists.
Ours are limited edition exclusive designs made in Japan by dyeing (not printing) 100% cotton gauze (momen) by hand. To suit international karate exponents, they are 7” longer (14” x 39”) than the standard Japansese size.
The first in the series bears the characters, Hyaku Ren Jitoku, literally “hundred practice self benefit,” a favorite saying of the late swordmaster, Taizaburo Nakamura, or if you prefer, “practice makes perfect”. Supplied in a plastic bag printed with a “noshi” greetings.
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• SHOTOKAN KARATE A PRECISE HISTORY Second expanded edition.
AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
The second edition of Shotokan Karate-A Precise History is now available. Supplies of this beautiful book are limited, and it is only available from the U.S. distributor, Dragon Associates Inc.
• 504 pages (180 pages more than the first edition) & 100+ new photos and illustrations.
• Large format A4 size (12" x 8.5")
• Hardbound collector's edition with gold blocked covers.
• Printed on the finest 100 gsm coated art paper “Pavarotti Silk.”Overall weight 4.25 lbs.
• Introduction by Morio Higaonna, 10th Dan Hanshi.
• Printed end papers with matching top and tail bands.
• Full colour, laminated dust jacket.
• Extensive appendices and a full index.
$125 + Shipping.
This volume is distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Dragon Associates Inc. It is NOT available from bookstores, book dealers, or internet suppliers.
Order your copy here:
Shotokan Karate - A Precise History
Read the reviews of the first edition and remember the second edition is larger, better illustrated, and much, much more comprehensive!
Journal of Asian Martial Arts - Dragon Times
of Goju Ryu
The Ten Volume Series
by Morio Higaonna, 10th Dan Hanshi
The author of this multi-part series of programs is the student of An’ichi Miyagi, a protegé of the Founder of Goju Ryu, Chojun Miyagi. The DVD series is a highly detailed explanation of the the applications of the kata (bunkai) as well as other technical issues relating throwing, locking and grappling methods, and their effectiveness.This professionally produced series is full of material that is not available elsewhere, and that is normally taught in the dojo only the those of high rank.
All 10 parts of the Encyclopedia of Goju by Morio Higaonna are now available. Please click
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From Vol. 2 No.27 (Issue #50) the volume number of CFA magazine was changed to reflect the fact that we had a new distributor. However the Issue number runs consecutively, so the current issue, is Vol. 3 No.8 (Issue #58). To avoid confusion, in future we will identify specific magazines by its issue number.
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Tsuneo Kinjo Sensei: Talking About Karate
Gichin Funakoshi’s Exquisite Art Part II
Shotokan’s Gankaku Kata by Keinosuke Enoeda
The Soft Touch Method of Katsuhiko Shinzato Sensei
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