Posted by M M | Annoucements, Karatedo

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 &Chinese Kenpo 66
  • Section 9 Karate (China Hand 唐手) is no different from Karate (Empty Hand 空手)       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 – 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 – 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” (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 – 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

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