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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Bamboo Leaves

Okinawan Goju-Ryu

by Seikichi Toguchi

 

"Okinawan Goju-Ryu" is an instructive text on the etiquette, kata, stances, and powerful techniques of the renowned Goju-Ryu system as practiced in Okinawa. This book includes a detailed section on Sanchin breathing and step-by-step photos with foot patterns.

 

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Karate Goju Ryu Meibukan

by Lex Opdam

This ultra rare book on Goju has never before been in print in the English language. Translated by long time karate-ka Nobu Kazi, this fabulous book is filled with hundreds of photos and line drawings. Originally published over 40 years ago in Japanese only this is one book that no one can argue with as far as blood lines go as this was written by Miyagi Chojun's son Takashi Miyagi the only son of the master to pursue his fathers teachings and continue in the propogation where his father left off.

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Okinawan Goju Ryu II

by Seikichi Toguchi

In this highly anticipated sequel to his classic 1976 guide to Goju-Ryu fundamentals, the author recounts his personal history of Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate and provides readers with a profile of his teacher, Chojun Miyagi and Miyagi's assistant, Seko Higa. Okinawan Goju-Ryu covers advanced kata, its evolution and its importance. Step-by-step photographs throughout the book show the advanced techniques of Shorei-Kan karate, including stances, strikes, blocks, kicks and two-man training styles.