35,99 €
inkl. MwSt.
Versandkostenfrei*
Versandfertig in 1-2 Wochen
payback
18 °P sammeln
  • Broschiertes Buch

Known for its knock-out strikes, fluid footwork & bladed weaponry, Okinawan te is a survivor that has endured due to its ability to adapt to social changes. In 1609, in order to suppress Okinawa's developing military might & vast trading links, the Japanese Satsuma clan launched a massive invasion & subjugated the island kingdom. Until then, te had been a bushido battlefield system, with organised castle & naval warfare. However, under Satsuma's rule, the Okinawan bushi, could no longer bear arms in public or have standing armies, so te was transformed into a personal fighting system &…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Known for its knock-out strikes, fluid footwork & bladed weaponry, Okinawan te is a survivor that has endured due to its ability to adapt to social changes. In 1609, in order to suppress Okinawa's developing military might & vast trading links, the Japanese Satsuma clan launched a massive invasion & subjugated the island kingdom. Until then, te had been a bushido battlefield system, with organised castle & naval warfare. However, under Satsuma's rule, the Okinawan bushi, could no longer bear arms in public or have standing armies, so te was transformed into a personal fighting system & recreational activity. Within karate, Okinawan dance & music, the hidden essence of te still provides the framework. It fills Okinawan cultural life & keeps its subtle social machinery revolving. In this detailed work the foundation stones of Okinawan te are laid out through the explanations of historic technical photographs left by the masters for future generations; their forethought has enabled us to walk in their footsteps.
Autorenporträt
In 2010, the author began passionate research into his ancestry. This followed on from previous work that had been begun by his father nearly 30 years earlier. Eventually, the combined research resulted in 8 books being published. As a collection the author refers to these as 'The Ancestral Chains Series', with each of the 8 books being centred around the life, ancestry and descendants of each of his 8 great-grandparents. The 8 books in the series are: Ancestral Chains (DNA Part I of VIII) Bishop Bloodline; Ancestral Chains (DNA Part II of VIII) Battersby Bloodline; Ancestral Chains (DNA Part III of VIII) Allden Bloodline; Ancestral Chains (DNA Part IV of VIII) Parr Bloodline; Ancestral Chains (DNA Part V of VIII) Fortune Bloodline; Ancestral Chains (DNA Part VI of VIII) Meers Bloodline; Ancestral Chains (DNA Part VII of VIII) Morgan Bloodline; Ancestral Chains (DNA Part VIII of VIII) Andrew Bloodline. This work is a collective collaboration of the 8 books rolled into one and focuses on 8 relevant stories that attempt to show the connectivity of karma passed down through our ancestral DNA chains.