Katsu Jin Ken - literally means "The Sword that Gives (or Saves) Lives"
Shimabukuro Sensei imparts the true understanding of Karate-Do training in this amazing new book. Over 500 pages of Martial Arts Wisdom and Insight explained in a definitive guide that took over 10 years to write.
As a direct disciple of Teruo Hayashi and Kenzo Mabuni, two of the greatest Karate masters of Shito Ryu, Shimabukuro Sensei's qualifications are unsurpassed and his deep understanding of traditional Japanese Karate-Do is unparalleled.
In this book, Shimabukuro explains it all...History, Philosophy, Technique, and Spiritual Training. This is a must-have book for any Martial Artist, regardless of style or affiliation.
About the Author
Masayuki Shimabukuro is presently ranked 8th dan in Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido (Iaijutsu), 8th dan Shito-ryu Karate-do, 7th dan in Shindo Muso-Ryu Jojutsu and holds the coveted title of Hanshi in both Iaido and Karate-do. Hanshi is the highest title one can achieve in the Traditional Japanese Martial Arts.
As chairman of both the Jikishin-Kai International and the Nippon Kobudo Jikishin-Kai, Masayuki Shimabukuro Hanshi holds a great deal of personal responsibility for passing on the ancient traditions of Japanese martial arts to the modern world.
Masayuki Hidenobu Shimabukuro Hanshi was born in March 1948 in Osaka, Japan. His interest in Martial arts began as a teenager, when he studied Judo, Karate-do, Okinawan Kobudo weapons and other traditional Japanese martial arts. He achieved dan ranking in several of these arts before focusing his attention predominantly on Iaido (or Iaijutsu), the art of Samurai swordsmanship.
Shimabukuro Hanshi began his sword training in 1975 under the direct supervision of Miura Takeyuki Hidefusa, Hanshi, 20th generation grandmaster of Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu in Osaka, Japan. Shimabukuro Sensei was appointed Kokusai Bucho (International Chairman) of the Nippon Kobudo Jikishin-kai by Miura Hanshi, and entrusted with dissemination of authentic Eishin-ryu Samurai swordsmanship worldwide outside of Japan. Since that appointment, Shimabukuro Sensei has traveled throughout the world teaching Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaido, Shindo Muso Ryu jojutsu and other traditional Samurai arts.
He has established Jikishin-Kai International Training Groups and member schools in Europe, North America, South America, Central America, Asia and Australia.
Shimabukuro Sensei is the senior-most student of Miura Takeyuki Hanshi and is presently the highest ranked member of the Nippon Kobudo Jikishin-kai under Miura Sensei in the world. He is also a direct student of Kenzo Mabuni, the deceased Grandmaster of Shito-Ryu Karate do Kai.
Shimabukuro Sensei's book truly offers all serious students of budo a way to understand the meaning and philosophy behind karate and for that matter any martial art. While it shows ample photos and examples of kihon, it is the explanation of the smallest principles underlying why we do what we do in the dojo that make it such a compelling book!
· RRP: $29.95 USD
· Perfect Paperback: 502 pages
· Publisher: JKI, Inc.; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 097912896X
· ISBN-13: 978-0979128967
· Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1 inches
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Updated: Friday, 30 November 2012