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The Spirit of Okinawan Karate Extended Throughout the World Hardcover – 2003

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Product Details

  • 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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Format: Hardcover
KISE Fuse Sensei is one of only a few living Okinawans left alive to have studied seriously under Respected Karate Sensei SOKEN Hohan. This book is, as far as I know, the _only_ publication on one of SOKEN Sensei's style derivatives, or by one of SOKEN's students in any language (having been published earlier in Japanese).

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!
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I have the great fortune and absolute privilege of being able to train with Hanchi Kise 3 times a week. I just bought this book from him today, and I have already read through most of it. This isn't the definite all detailed in-depth autobiography that some of you may be hoping for, but for me...it is giving me more insight to the man that I have grown to admire deeply. I came to Okinawa and decided that I wanted to learn Karate in Okinawa, and I have not been disappointed yet. There are small details in this book that you can not find anywhere else on the internet, believe me, I have a lot of time on my hands. This is a great book to have in your library and a great quick read. Enjoy it while you can.
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I bought this book with great anticipation, hoping to learn more about Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-ryu, Kise, and his teachers. Sadly, it is a very poor job. It tells nothing about the style, gives no new information or anecdotes about Soken Hohan, gives an incomplete and misleading "autobiography" of Kise (not even mentioning, for example, his long affiliation with Nakamura Shigeru and Okinawa kempo), and consists mainly of obsequious testimonials to Kise. Definitely a waste of money (though it contains Kise's personal signature). For those interested in Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-ryu, Soken, or Kise, save your money and buy Ron Lindsey's book.
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This book is deficient in karate knowledge, history and experiences of Sensei Kise. Also contains a broken lineage.
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: [...]
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