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By Andrea Guarelli

Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago used to be the birthplace of 2 tools of self-defense now practiced around the world: Okinawan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu, referred to as Okinawan Kobudo. Kobudo is the learn of guns tailored from the instruments of farming and fishing.

Okinawan Kobudo finds, for the 1st time via print and pictures, the wealthy background and strategies of this such a lot prestigious martial paintings identified all over the world as Matayoshi.

Andrea Guarelli strains the heritage of Matayoshi Kobudo, explores the heritage of every weapon, and demonstrates the shape and means of perform via infrequent images, a lot of which the writer took whereas a scholar of Shinpo Matayoshi Sensei (1921–1997).

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