The 3nd of 3 Via Media volumes includes hundreds of pages and photographs presenting the richness of Okinawan martial traditions, from the original combatives to those influenced by Chinese and mainland Japanese martial art styles. The variety of topics shown in the table of contents indicate the depth and breath in the chapters, along with the authors who are well-known for their meticulous research and practical skills in specific arts. Each Via Media volume will prove enjoyable reading and permanent at-hand reference sources in your library.
Okinawan Martial Traditions, Vol. 3
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- Yagi Meitatsu Discusses the Not-So-Secret Techniques of Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate, by Robert Toth
- Steve Arneil and the British Kyokushinkai: An Interview, by Graham Noble
- The Legacy of Dr. Richard Kim: An Interview with Brian Ricci, by Robert Toth
- George Dillman and the Influences in Pressure Point Theory and Practice, by Peter Hobart, J.D.
- The Stories of Meibukan Goju-ryu Karate as Told by Yagi Meitatsu, by Robert Toth
- Politics and Karate: Historical Influences on the Practice of Goju-ryu, by Giles Hopkins, M.A.
- Evaluating Makiwara Punching Board Performance, by Paul K. Smith, Ph.D., Timothy Niiler, Ph.D., and Peter McCullough, B.S.
- Attention, Sit, Meditate, Bow, Ready Position: Ritualized Dojo Pattern or Character Training? by Marvin Labbate
- Issues Concerning Board Breaking, by Phil Davison, M.A.
- Ryukyu Kempo and Small Circle Jujitsu, by Will Higginbotham, B.A.
- Kata-based Training of Goju-ryu Karate, by Marvin Labbate
- Tekko: Ryukyu Kobudo Shinkokai’s Knuckle Duster, by Mario McKenna, M.Sc.
6"x9" paperback, 167 pages, 248 illustrations