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About the Author

Robert Scaglione is Hanshi of Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA. Retired New York City Police Officer/Detective and overseas 18 dojos worldwide, USA and including Hong Kong and Israel. He heads up the system founded by world renowned Okinawan Karate Master Ansei Ueshiro (1933-2002).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: Person to Person Publishing; First Edition Stated edition (June 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804814260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804814263
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was recommended to me by my sensei and I am pleased to share it with others. This is a book of lists, quizzes, and general tips and information presented in an extremely well-organized and interesting manner. It clearly points out key information and has helped me greatly with my studies. Most sources are either overwhelmingly detailed or oversimplified and it is difficult to sort through and figure out key concepts. This book does the work for you and is a convenient (and very portable!) challenging study guide.

This is one of the very few sources of information about Fukyugata San available, with photos and descriptions of Ueshiro Sensei performing the kata.

There are a few errors/debatable answers in the book (the kata information list is a good example), so if something doesn't seem right to you, check other places. This book is by no means a complete resource, but is invaluable when used with other sources of information.
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As a student of Mr. Scaglione, I can whole heartedly reccommend this book. He writes the same information in his book as he teaches in his classes, and this book is considered a bible throughout the school(currently 19 dojos). This book offers clear, concise information about the origins of karate and it's kata, about the courtesy involved, and about all the "details" associated with the art. Learn how to store your gi, how to tie your belt, the japanese terms commonly used in karate class, the traditions of the art, etc. This book is not meant to teach karate, but it is an invaluable source for any student of karate.
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I am a blackbelt student and instructor of Okinawan Shorin-ryu karata located in New York City; I started my training in 1997. This text is a great means to introduce yourself to Shorin Ryu karate as a beginner student; it is filled with facts and history of Okinawan Karate. Although I started this review stating it's a great introductory text, I have owned this book for over 13 years now and still reference it frequently and seem to learn something new every time I do.

The next text I would recommend after reading this is Karate of Okinawa Building Warrior Spirit With Gan Soku Tanden Riki by William Cummins and Robert Scaglione. The "green" book focuses on the philosophies of the martial arts and was introduced to me by many of my Senseis upon receiving my Green belt, a number of years ago.
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I like the way this book was set up. It's easy to read with little "quizes" all the way through. It's got great info on the origin of kata (names and creator), information on japanese martial arts terminology, and some interesting "general martial arts knowledge" info. For example, they say that a well executed martial arts punch can generate 600 foot/pounds of pressure and that bone has a structural strength greater than that of concrete. Are these stats true? I'm not sure, but it makes for an interesting read.
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This book is good for a lot of quick reference points for Shorin Ryu but if you are looking for more in depth information such as history, techniques, etc then look for another book. For quick reference and short answers to a lot of general knowledge and terms then buy this book.
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Even though my primary Karate style was Shotokan; nevertheless, I am interested in all the karate systems. I picked up this volume for a bargain price (Shorin-Ryu: Okinawan Karate Question and Answer book by William Cummins and Robert Scaglione) on Amazon. I was surprised that I had never seen this 90 page volume before, even though it was first published in 1984.

I really like these question and answer formatted books. This informative text explains the history of karate, the kata taught in the Shorin-Ryu system, Kumite, the weapons of karate, karate facts, Japanese terminology and an appendix section. Each area first has a list of questions related to the topic and then provides the answers. I admit to being something surprised by some of these answers. For example, I knew that for most Karate-Do systems, kata is the most important aspect of their art. However, I do question their view that kata is more important and more realistic than Kumite. I was further mystified by their criticism of contact sparring. “In karate one should never get accustomed to being hit or thrown down.”

Even though I have more than fifty years of karate training both as a student and instructor, and question some of the answers in this book; nevertheless, I think this paperback book has a lot of valuable information and that is why I gave it five stars. If you are in Shorin-Ryu this is a must read book, but anyone interested in different karate systems will also learn a lot of interesting things in this book.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Shotokan Karate: Combat Karate for the Street).
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The book is a good introductory reading to Shorin-Ryu. Is missing depth and the layout is a bit confusing. While attempting to introduce Shorin-Ryu to the reader by posting and answering questions the author forget to inspire the reader and relate the worth and contribution this classic and fundamental karate style has made to the martial arts.
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