Secrets of Uechi Ryu Karate
and the Mysteries of Okinawa

The most comprehensive book ever offered on Uechi Ryu Karate!

Translations from over five hundred pages of the Uechi Ryu Master Text from Okinawa, Uechi Ryu Karate Do. Twenty-two years of research and eleven excursions to Okinawa and Japan combine to create an intriguing historical and technical perspective of this unique karate style!

The history and lineage of traditional Okinawan Kobudo systems and the distinctive body conditioning common to then all! The most complete presentation of the culture and history of the people of Okinawa in print! 540 pages with 800 photographs and illustrations, 700 from Okinawa!

"....Kenwa Mabuni moved to Osaka and began teaching karate. He had a deep understanding of many katas from Okinawa too because of his extensive study. He studied at Kanbun Uechi's dojo in Wakayama, Japan in 1925. After studying with Uechi, Mabuni created the kata "Shinpa." --excerpt, Chapter 1

The documentation of all aspects of Okinawan culture and martial arts development make this two books in one!

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