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Gibukai
10th January 2012, 13:26
Hello,

The Nippon Budōkan just published a new book by H. Kinjō, "From Chinese Hand to Empty Hand" (唐手から空手へ). Did someone here read it already? If so, what do you think about itís content? Does it contain something new compared to his previous works?

Regards,

Henning Wittwer

Patrick McCarthy
20th January 2012, 01:37
Hello,

The Nippon Budōkan just published a new book by H. Kinjō, "From Chinese Hand to Empty Hand" (唐手から空手へ). Did someone here read it already? If so, what do you think about itís content? Does it contain something new compared to his previous works?

Regards,

Henning Wittwer

Hi Henning san,

Nice to hear from you. I hope Father Christmas was good to you and that the "Year of the Dragon," has greeted you with open arm ... or is that, "claws?" :)

Kinjo Sensei sent me a pre-published copy and I couldn't have been happier ... like all of his books, the publication is meticulous and brings deeper and more insightful meaning to the history, evolution and application of our art.

"From Toudi to Karate"
Published in Japanese [Only]
Hard Cover
439 pages
ISBN-10: 4583104294
ISBN-13: 978-4583104294
Pub date: Dec 2011
Published by: Nippon Budokan

Price 2,520 Japanese Yen

[B]Contents

第1章 「唐手」とは、の問いに答える
Chapter #1. What is Toudi?
第2章 中国拳法を巡って
Chapter #2. About Chinese Quanfa
第3章 琉球と中国の関係史
Chapter #3. Historical Relationship between the Ryukyu Kingdom & China
第4章 松村宗昆、「手」に息吹きを与える
Chapter #4. Matsumura Sokon - Breathes new life into "Ti"
第5章 首里手から唐手へ
Chapter #5. From Shuridi to Toudi
第6章 「唐手」から「空手」へ
Chapter #6. From Toudi to Karate
終章 空手の進むべき道
Conclusion: The [Future] Way/Direction of Karate

Additionally ...


[B]CHAPTERS SUBSECTIONS
Chapter#1.
Origins in Chinese Quanfa,
Explaining the terminology of Toudi,
An Outline of 14-Kata,
The Contents of the 14-Kata,
Chapter #2
Names of Kata,
Quanfa & The Shaolin Temple,
A Bird's Eye-view of Quanfa [Classifications of...],
The Evaluation of Competition Kata in China,
Chapter #3.
Ryukyu, China & Japan,
From 3-Mountain Period to Ryukyu Kingdom Unification,
Ryukyu's last King & China,
The Spreading of Quanfa,
Toudi's Historical Documents [Contents of Kume's 3-6-9 Programs],
Chapter #4
Matsumura Sokon Flag-bearer of Suidi,
The Comprehensiveness of Matsumura's Suidi,
[The Importance of] Reconstructing Practical Skill from Kata,
Chapter #5
Toudi Pre-history in Okinawa,
Ethnicity Reflected in the History of Toudi [in Okinawa],
Birth and Historical Background of Toudi,
Pre-school Era [Teaching of] Karate,
Chapter #6
Landscape & Mindset of Itosu's "Ten Lesson,"
Toudi on the [Japan's] Mainland,
Educational Toudi vs Budo Toudi,
From Toudi to Karate [Who Changed the Name?]

More here:http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%94%90%E6...3328317&sr=1-4

Gibukai
21st January 2012, 07:55
Hello,

Thank you for your reply! Happy year of the dragon for you, too! In my case, it greeted me with rather frosty arms. However, I think down under the weather is certainly better...

Based on your judgement that his book brings deeper meaning to karate's history etc. I will certainly buy a copy.

Best regards,

Henning Wittwer

KaikanDojo
24th January 2012, 17:40
Does anyone know if this will be translated into english? What I found on amazon.co.jp looks to be only in japanese.

Thanks,
Jarret Cooper