Shotokan's Secret-Expanded Edition by Bruce D. Clayton PhD
The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins (With New Material)

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Karate was invented by the world’s only unarmed bodyguards to protect the world’s only unarmed king … from Americans.

The hard-style of karate that evolved into shotokan was devised by unarmed warriors to overcome impossible odds. In this expanded version of Shotokan’s Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate’s Fighting Origins, author Bruce D. Clayton, Ph.D., explores the secret history of this martial art and cracks open the kata with new insight into their meaning and purpose.

This expanded edition features new artwork, archival lithographs, photographic sequences and six never-before-seen chapters filled with new historical research. This edition analyzes the enemies that unarmed Okinawan bodyguards faced. From there, it delves deeply into the heian kata, revealing how each heian form contains the key technique for defeating Okinawa’s adversaries.

This book clearly shows serious students and karate enthusiasts why shotokan remains one of the world’s most influential arts.
 

About Bruce D. Clayton PhD

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Bruce D. Clayton, PhD, has studied the art of karate since 1973. He holds a seventh-degree black belt in Shotokan karate and he is the creator of Jein Do, a self-defense course for young women. He is the author of the Black Medicine series, Fallout Survival, Life After Doomsday, Life After Terrorism, and Thinking About Survival. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, the CBS Evening News, Today, and the Tomorrow Show. He lives in Yosemite, California.
 
Published May 1, 2010 by Black Belt Books. 400 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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