Okinawa Karate: The Exquisite Art.


Okinawa Karate The Exquisite Art is the definitive work on the history of karate, and the most beautifully produced book of its type to date.
Designed and produced by Classical Fighting Arts magazine, it was printed by the highly respected press of Ikemiya Shokai Ltd. in Naha, Okinawa.

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Okinawa Karate The Exquisite Art

…is a book created by a consortium of karate historians and researchers on four continents was responsible for the historical research for this volume.

It was produced under the editorial supervision of a highly respected Okinawan university professor who is also a noted karate master.
It is presented here as a limited, hardbound, cased volume that is packed with the most remarkable images from the Golden Age of Karate.

This new collectors’ edition is printed in Okinawa, has 210 pages in international A4 size (8.27” x 11.69”), and is presented in both English and Japanese languages.

The quality of the historical photos it features is remarkable, many having been produced directly from originals provided by the families of the karate pioneers they depict, solely for use in this book.

It is interesting to note that the paperback first edition was distributed only to karate dojo, libraries, and universities in Okinawa by the Okinawan Prefectural Government and was widely praised throughout the karate community.

Includes a prologue by noted Chinese martial arts historian, Stanley Henning, hundreds of endnote references in English and Japanese, and an Okinawan chronology from 1322 AD to the present.

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Weight2 lbs
Dimensions11.5 × 8.5 × 0.25 in