Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's
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- Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins
- Bruce Clayton
- 10 February 2019 Bruce Clayton
I loved this book from the first page till the last, and found it difficult to put down once i started it I never read the original edition but pre ordered this edition.This book gives a great insight into the true history of Karate and not a rehash of the official truth about Karate s origins Although this book concentrates on Shotokan Karate, it would be of benefit to anyone interested in Karate, regardless of style.I particularly liked the history of the Shuri crucible and the Heian Pinan bunkai chapters It also gives a great insight into the men and woman behind Karate as we know it today, and the real life dangers and violence they faced on a daily basis The complicated history between Okinawa, Japan, China and eventualy the USA is detailed in a manner that is easy to follow and is refreshingly frank and open.This book has clearly been thoroughly researched, and the author, Bruce C Clayton, has both a detailed knowledge and passion for his subject Now i have finished this book i intend to read and digest all the available information on his web site too.This book has become one of my favourite s, and has taken pride of place alongside my Iain Abernethy books. Learn how the hard style karate that became shotokan took shape in th century Okinawa as an embattled king with an unarmed force of bodyguards faced an armed invasion from overseas In this newpage book, author Bruce D Clayton, PhD uses rare sketches, footnoted historical research, archival lithographs, period photographs and contemporary technique demonstrations to reveal shotokan s deadly intent and propose modern practical applications of such knowledge Achieve a new level of theoretical understanding and fighting ability by learning Shotokan s Secret for yourself a very good book and a must read for any shotokan person who is interested in bunki.if you are open minded you could learn alot , i would make it a must read for anyone taking there 1st dan or above to make then think about were there arts came from one of the best book i have read in a long time. Mehrfach habe ich dieses Buch wegen des rei erischen Titels und dem Cover NICHT bestellt, bis es mir ein Dojo Kollege zum Lesen gab Fazit Klasse Und obwohl ich es nun schon gelesen habe, habe ich es mir zum Nachschlagen bestellt.Man sollte unvoreingenommen und mit einem gewissen Interesse an Geschichte an das Buch rangehen Nur oberfl chliches Lesen f hrt zu voreiligen Schl ssen Clayton macht schon zu Beginn kein Hehl daraus, dass wir kaum schriftliche Zeugnisse ber das fr he Karate haben Und das, was sp tere Stil Begr nder hinterlassen haben, ist nat rlich auch subjektiv gepr gt, von Eigeninteressen und Abgrenzungsbestrebungen gef rbt Bestechend ist die Logik dieses Buches trotz aller zwangsweise notwendiger Spekulation, um bestimmte Zusammenh nge und Ph nomen zu erkl ren Aber es macht Sinn Besonders gefallen hat mir die Erkl rung der Heian Katas, die mit einem Mal von Anfang bis Ende Sinn machen Das das sich daraus sich ergebende Bunkai heute nur noch sehr eingeschr nkt Sinn macht da wir blicherweise nicht gegen schwertschwingende Samurai und Bajonett bewehrte Vorderlader k mpfen , interessiert mich dabei nicht Da ich mit diesem Buch erstmals eine von Anfang bis Ende einer jeden Kata sinnmachende Erkl rung zur Hand habe, kann ich nun meine eigenen Schlu folgerungen auf die heutige Zeit ziehen.Tolles Buch genie en Sie es Just finished this Shotokan s Secret over the long Easter weekend.I thoroughly enjoyed it and am seeing my 30 yrs in this art finally falling into place Dr Clayton s storey telling style makes this book interesting from an anthropological and historical aspect You do not need to be a seasoned black belt to enjoy this book.I would recommend it to anyone interested in the evolution of Shotokan karate, and the the origins of the kata that we all practice. One of the most meaningful Shotokan books I ve ever read. Very satisfied with my purchase. Amazing Book, its a must read I am so happy that I read this book Its for people that thing outside the BOX. Excellent product, arrived on time, well packed, thank you X This book offers some unique perspective but should not be utilized as a reliable resource for karate history It suffers from the common mistake of starting with a desired conclusion, and then picking and choosing evidence to try and support it Entire chunks of karate history that derail the main themes in the book such as the circular, tuidi art of motobu udundi are omitted The author goes to great lengths to characterize certain individuals in karate history, either to boost their reputation or discredit them, often leaving the path of real research for supposition and guesses.The popularity of this book has, unfortunately, done harm than good for karate history and practice.