Bubishi by Patrick McCarthy
The Classic Manual of Combat

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"The Bubishi is like reading a translation of Musashi's Go Rin No Sho (Book of Five Rings) or Sun Zi's, Art of War; the more it's read, the more one gets from it."—Patrick McCarthy

Treasured for centuries by karate's top masters, the Bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategy, medicine, and technique as they relate to the martial arts. Referred to as the "bible of karate" by famous master Chojun Miyagi, for hundreds of years the Bubishi was a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa. All of karate's legendary masters have studied it, applied its teachings, or copied passages from it. No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi.

Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spent over ten years researching and studying the Bubishi and the arts associated with it. The first English translation of this remarkable tome includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work also includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a gold mine for researchers and practitioners alike.
 

About Patrick McCarthy

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Patrick McCarthy is one of the few foreigners to actually teach karate-do in Japan. Moreover, he is recognized worldwide as one of the foremost authorities on the civil fighting traditions of Okinawa. He is also the first Caucasian to ever be awarded the coveted Kyoshi 7th Dan Teacher's License from the Kyoto's prestigious Dai Nippon Butokukai. He has been practicing karate-do since the 1960s, and also studied a variety of Chinese, Southeast Asian, and western fighting arts. He is also the author of Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts Volumes 1 and 2.
 
Published December 20, 2011 by Tuttle Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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