Karate-do Nyumon Table of Contents

As I mentioned in my earlier post I am in the process of checking, editing and formatting Mabuni Kenwa’s and Nakasone Genwa’s 1938 book, Karate-do Nyumon or An Introduction to Karate-do. A few of you might be interested in the table of contents which I have written out below. Warning, its long.

  • First Lecture: The Japanese Spirit & Karate-do¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 57
  • Chapter 1 The Japanese Spirit & Martial Arts Education¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 58
  • Section 1 The Development of the Japanese Miracle¬† 58
  • Section 2 What is the Japanese Spirit?¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 58
  • Section 3 A Free and Strong Japan¬† 59
  • Section 4 Japanese Spirit and Martial Arts Education 60
  • Section 5 The Revival of Martial Arts as a National Discipline 60
  • Chapter 2 Karate as a Japanese Martial Art¬†¬† 61
  • Section 6 Local forms of Japanese Martial arts¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 61
  • Section 7 Ryukyuan are a Japanese Race¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 61
  • Section 8 Karate, Ju-Jutsu ÔľÜChinese Kenpo 66
  • Section 9 Karate (China Hand ŚĒźśČč) is no different from Karate (Empty Hand Á©ļśČč)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 67
  • Chapter 3 A Good Source for National Education¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 70
  • Section 10 The Spiritualization of Karate-do in Japan 70
  • Section 11 The Ideal Soldier & Karate-do¬†¬†¬† 71
  • Section 12 Karate is Good Material for National Education¬†¬†¬†¬† 72
  • Second Lecture: Karate as a Sport, Martial & Mental Education¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 74
  • Chapter 4 Karate-do as Education¬†¬† 75
  • Section 13 As an Ideal Method for Health¬†¬†¬† 75
  • Section 14 Examples of Health Promotion¬†¬†¬† 76
  • Section 15 An Ideal Health Method from a Medical Perspective¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 77
  • Section 16 The Physiological Effects of Karate Observed as Physical Exercise¬†¬† 78
  • Chapter 5 Karate as Military & Spiritual Education¬†¬†¬† 80
  • Section 17 Ideal Martial Art¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 80
  • Section 18 Physiological effects of Karate as Viewed as a Combat Art¬† 82
  • Section 19 Karate-do as an Ideal Method to Train the Mind¬†¬†¬†¬† 83
  • Third Lecture: Preparatory Knowledge and Mind-set of Karate-do Training¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 86
  • Chapter 6 A Look at the Origins of Karate¬†¬† 87
  • Section 20 Issues Regarding the Theory of Daruma as the Founder of Shaolin¬†¬†¬† 87
  • Section 21 ‚Äď Karate is a Legitimate form of Martial Arts¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 88
  • Section 22 The Relationship between Karate, Sumo and Jujutsu¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 89
  • Section 23 The Relationship between Japanese and Chinese Kenpo¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 92
  • Chapter 7 The Significance of Karate Styles and Kata 94
  • Section 24 The Ambiguous Tradition of Karate Styles¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 94
  • Section 25 Goju-ryu & Shito-ryu¬†¬†¬† 95
  • Section 26 Questions about Shorin-ryu & Shorei-ryu¬† 96
  • Chapter 8 Kata Names, Kinds, & their Significance¬†¬† 100
  • Section 27 Names of Karate Kata¬†¬† 100
  • Section 28 ‚Äď Types of Karate Kata¬† 101
  • Section 29 Kata Meaning & Comprehensive Research¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 102
  • Chapter 9 Problems with Kumite & Armor¬†¬† 106
  • Section 30 Significance of Kumite¬† 106
  • Section 31 Training Methods for Kumite¬†¬†¬†¬† 107
  • Section 32 The Problem with Matches Using Armor¬† 108
  • Chapter 10 The Mental Attitude of a Karate-do Practitioner¬†¬†¬†¬† 110
  • Section 33 The Misunderstanding of “There is no first move in Karate‚ÄĚ (Karate ni sente nashi) & its Correct Significance¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 110
  • Section 34 Three Reasons why Kata begins with Defence¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 111
  • Section 35 Shifting the Body & Moving the Hands in Karate¬†¬† 112
  • Section 36 There are no Secret Teachings in Karate¬†¬† 113
  • Section 37 Limitless Technique & the Futility of Pride¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 114
  • Section 38 There are no Stances in Karate¬†¬†¬† 115
  • Fourth Lecture: Supplementary Exercises and Equipment¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 118
  • Chapter 11 How to Form a Fist & How to Stand¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 119
  • Section 39 Names of the Parts of the Limbs¬† 119
  • Section 40 ‚Äď Stance Names & Their Performance¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 127
  • Chapter 12 Supplementary Exercise Equipment and Training Methods¬† 135
  • Section 41 Makiwara and Basic Training Methods¬†¬†¬†¬† 135
  • Section 42 Methods for Training Grip Strength & Core Power 142
  • Section 43 Miscellaneous Supplementary Exercise Methods & General Advice¬† 154
  • Fifth Lecture: Pinan Nidan Kata¬†¬†¬†¬† 156
  • Section 13 The Number of Movements in Pinan Nidan Kata¬†¬†¬† 157
  • Section 44 An Outline of Pinan Nidan¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 157
  • Section 45 The Number of Movements in Pinan Nidan Kata¬†¬†¬† 159
  • Section 46 Notes on Performing Kata¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 173
  • Chapter 14 An Explanation of Kata Breakdown & Research Methods¬†¬† 177
  • Section 47 A Breakdown of Pinan Nidan Kata¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 177
  • Section 48 Studying & Learning Pinan Nidan¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 184
  • Chapter 15 Supplementary Research¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 192
  • Section 49 Questions & Answers on Hand & Foot Techniques 192
  • Section 50 Breathing Methods & Principles of Receiving an Attack¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 197
  • Sixth Lecture: Pinan Sandan Kata¬†¬† 205
  • Chapter 16 Pinan Sandan Kata¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 206
  • Section 51 Outline of Pinan Sandan Kata¬†¬†¬†¬† 206
  • Section 52 Pinan Sandan Count¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 208
  • Chapter 17 A Breakdown & Explanation of Kata¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 219
  • Section 53 A Breakdown & Explanation of Pinan Sandan¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 219
  • Section 54 Practicing & Mastering Pinan Sandan¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 227
  • Chapter 18 Supplementary Research Problems¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 238
  • Section 55 Inside & Outside Blocking Methods¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 238
  • Section 56 The Study of Kumite¬†¬†¬†¬† 243