- Hardcover: 191 pages
- Publisher: All Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate (2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974192104
- ISBN-13: 978-0974192109
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,977,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Spirit of Okinawan Karate Extended Throughout the World Hardcover – 2003
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A nice little volume detailing KISE Sensei's basic autobiography (192 pages total), the roots of KISE's Kenshinkan System, and including with complete photographic demonstrations the 6 Kata KISE +added+ to SOKEN Sensei's original repetoir. Kata included are: Pinan Sandan (page 97), Pinan Yondan (pg 100), Pinan Godan (pg104), Wansu (pg 108), Anunku (pg 114), And Seisan (pg 118).
KISE apparently learned these 6 kata from one of his earlier teachers, NAKAMURA Shigeru of Okinawan Seibukan Shorin-Ryu (at the time I believe called Shorinji-Ryu after Shaolin Temple of customary Chinese history, NOT to be confused with the Japanese Shorinji Kempo), and imparted his own unique flavor in keeping with his years of training with Soken Sensei and experience in other Native Okinawan Karate Styles. Fellow students and friends of KISE's in earlier times in the study of the Shorinji-Ryu School of NAKAMURA time were ODO Seikichi and OYATA Taiku.
Historians today suspect that Pinan 1 & 2 were created first, then Pinan 3-5 may have been created by ITOSU Anko and thus disseminated throughout Okinawa...and Japan, as Karate reached the mainland through ITOSU's students MABUNI and FUNAKOSHI, and steadily grew more linear, elongated in stance and militaristic. On Okinawa however, Pinan 3-5 were added to the beginning curriculum of many schools. SOKEN Sensei, being away in Argentina during this period of time, did not learn these new kata!Read more ›
If you want more knowledge, history, fighting and training experiences and true lineage I recommend purchasing Sensei James H. Coffman's recently published book: One Man's Quest for Perfection, The Dying Art of Karate. The book also comes with a DVD containing empty hand drills, Techniques, Weapons training, Makiwara training and more. Incredible amount of knowledge.
Sensei James H. Coffman is O'Sensei Soken's 1st American Black Belt and Sensei Kise's 1st American Black Belt. Sensei Coffman trained on the island while stationed at Kadena Air Base 1960 to 1964. Read the real scoop of what happend to Kise's system and what is going on now. Check out this book at: [...]