Karate-Do: My Way of Life

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  • Title: Karate-Do: My Way of Life
  • Author: Gichin Funakoshi
  • ISBN: 9780870114632
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Karate Do My Way of Life

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    1. In this book, Gichin Funkoshi looks back over 90 years of his life, sharing stories of his experiences and his karate. The developer of the Shoto-kan school of karate, Funakoshi was born in 1868 and saw many changes in the world during his 92 years. From demonstrating his shoto-kan style of karate before the future Emporer to teaching United States airmen during the occupation after the Pacific War, Funakoshi spent his life promoting karate. Not just the movements, but the spirit, the essence of [...]


    2. This is among the best autobiographies I've come across, on all accounts. Funakoshi synthesized the karate styles of his two masters in Okinawa (where he had to learn in secret due to a government ban), and later brought his new style to mainland Japan. (The style came to be called "Shotokan" after his pen name, to differentiate it from the other styles that followed one things loosened up at the turn of the century.) Funakoshi was an amazing man with an amazing story, or more like a reservoir o [...]


    3. Every Shotokan Karate-ka ought to be given this when they 1st join their club: In his biographical masterpiece, Grand Master Funakoshi gives a very witty, intelligent & often funny account of his whole life, from his early days when he was forced to take up training for his poor health to when he was finally invited to Japan to give the first successful demonstration of his art - Shotokan Karate. He was obviously a very clever man who really had a passion for his art. At an early age he deve [...]


    4. I know it's odd to put this in the writing category, but I read it when I was first learning to write action sequences in my fiction. I still refer to it once in a while.



    5. I have just started doing karate, so I wanted to learn more Master Funakoshi - the man credited with popularizing karate throughout the world. I found this book easy reading and would recommend it (see below)SummaryThis book is the story of Master Funakoshi's life, from a small child and how he grew to learn and love karate and the many turns in his life. It tells about the origin of the term shotokan and karate.The GoodThis book is very straightforward and simple and from the choice of words yo [...]


    6. Interesting, but it's very hard to separate mythology and story telling from reality in this book. I think that this could be used as a primary source to show the author's views on a martial art that he was indeed instrumental in shaping. I would have to allow for an unreliable narrator. Some statements (students of karate need never be sick or ill) are clearly dismissible, and others are worthy of skepticism. (karateka hardening fingers in bags of rocks, until they can disable opponents with a [...]


    7. In my formal Goju Ryu Karate training I read a library of books to better put myself on the righteous path of a centered existence. This book was by far the greatest of all, it is a personal look back into the history of Okinawan Karate and the life of Master Gichin Funakoshi where he expounds on his personal learning's through youth with the clandestine Okinawan activity too his teaching in adulthood of one of Japan's greatest martial arts and how he was influential in its understanding and gro [...]


    8. This is an interesting book about the life of Gichin Funakoshi written towards the end of his life. It is a collection of interesting tales and an enlightening book for any person interested in Karate. On the down side even though this book is short it can be quite hard to read as the events of this great man's life have not been noted in any particular order but seemingly as the memories came to him. With a bit of editing to create a more flowing narrative this book would be far easier to read. [...]


    9. I've read this book countless times, as it used to be like a bible to me. Gichin Funakoshi [founder of Shotokan Karate], recounts his life story in this book from his early years in Okinawa, where he practised Karate in secret, until his subsequent arrival in Japan where he founded probably the most widely practised fighting art. Loads of great stories and a great read for all martial artist's, not just Karateka.


    10. This is a quick read, and an interesting insight into Master Funakoshi's life: his training in Karate, his development of Shotokan, moving to Japan, and promoting his style there, as well as a look into life in Okinawa. For someone who has studied Karate for a while, it doesn't have anything new to offer, but is a must for beginners.


    11. Karate-Do is a story about the man, Funakoshi Gichin, who took Okinawa-te from Okinawa to Japan and developed the art into what became the Japan Karate Association and Shotokan Karate. Worth a read if you are interested in martial arts and Japan.


    12. More than the story of a man's - a GREAT man's - life, this is a primer for how to live one's life. Whether you are a martial artist or not, the manner in which Funakoshi Sensei lived is an example to us all. A fantastic story and a great read!


    13. Being a longstanding practitioner of Shotokan Karate, I found that the book did exactly what Gichin Funakoshi hoped for, as he stated, that it allowed for a bit more insight into how he developed the style, and also how it relates to his personality.I absolutely loved it.




    14. I read this book annually to not forget the roots of Shotokan-ryu karate-do. Gichin Funakoshi is truly a master to learn from and such a great example of what karate is and teaches.



    15. When you think of Karate (as we know it in the 20th and 21st centuries) think of Funakoshi Sensi. This book is a template for what and when to use Karate for. Brilliant.


    16. Funny and interesting read from the father of modern karate, the founder of Shotokan, Gichin Funakoshi -- a very down-to-earth man.


    17. Interesting book - if your interested in karate/martial arts or Japan it is a good book. not spectacular but certainly worth the read



    18. This book has some great insights into one of Martial Arts greatest teachers. This is a book I reread every so often.



    19. Very good biography by master Funakoshi. As a Karate-Do practitioner, it was highly interesting to discover more about the origins of the art. Besides, the book is also very good bringing the very opinions of master Funakoshi about his time, world, people, culture, etc by the way, these opinions showed me how that old man was very mature for his time, when usually we tend to see some traditional men being too harsh on changes. He showed his values, but also the important ability to adapt himself [...]


    20. Slim but powerful autobiography of the father of modern Karate, who played a pivotal role in popularising this art which was practiced secretly on the island of Okinawa, but became a global phenomenon largely due to the tireless efforts of this man. I usually steer clear away from autobiographies, because they can be an egocentric exercise in promoting filtered memories, but in this case, it's an inspirational tale of a man who lived humbly, embodying the spirit of an art, and left an indelible [...]


    21. A touching story of how a little white boy named bill learns karate from his Indian teacher he goes on to fight the strongest karate masters in Ireland he then returns home and marries a girl that eats and drinks to much and kills himself a few years later , very sad thanks


    22. I just love books like these. Austerity mixed with discipline mixed with the insight of age. My cat watched disinterestedly as I tried to make fists like Master Funakoshi directed. He was not impressed by my moves!


    23. Biography of creator of Karate Shotokan style. Interesting to read about his early life on Okinawa and how Karate left there to become a popular martial art in Japan and then the world.


    24. A series of autobiographical content by Gichin Funakoshi. I'm not a practitioner of karate, but this very light read has both inspired and entertained me.


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