Legend of the Fist is a wonderful compilation of Japanese to English translations, surrounding rare and original works by early Okinawan Karate pioneers, carried out by Patrick and Yuriko McCarthy over the past thirty years It is a totally unique book of knowledge filled with insightful wisdom and a plethora of vintage photos that is sure to bring you closer to understanding both the original Okinawan art and its early personalities....
|Title||:||Legend of the Fist|
|Number of Pages||:||571 Pages|
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Legend of the Fist Reviews
If you have studied Okinawan Karate for more than a few years you begin to see, read and hear about legendary Karate Instructors and their documents. If you are like me, you often see historical documents written in Kanji but may not understand enough to translate the meaning properly. Legend of the Fist compiles many of the historical newspaper and magazine articles and other documents originally written in Japanese and translated in English thanks to the translation skills of Patrick McCarthy and his wife. This information is now at your fingertips without requiring an exhaustive search of your computer or internet. Plus it is in English so you don't exhaust your free time trying to interpret the meaning of the documents!
Reading this new book by Patrick McCarthy Sensei is a lot like ( what I would imagine ) sitting down with him for an evening and sharing a glass of single malt and being able to ask any question about Karate that came to my mind and he would bring out his scrapbooks and notes, and would delight me in the knowledge and history of our art. Pick this book up and go to any section and you will be immersed in the words and photos that so many of us English speaking students have never read or seen. This book is precisely what I was looking for.....and once again, McCarthy Sensei bridges a wide gulf for us all. I feel blessed to be able to live in a time where for such a modest amount of money, I can access such a huge collection of information and archival photos. I will be reading and re-reading this book for many years to come. Thank you Hanshi!