Lecture and hands-on instruction dealing with the single most important historical document of 19th and early 20th century Ryukyu Kenpo Karate-jutsu… “The Bible of Karate”
Arguably, the Bubishi has had enormous impact on many of the pioneers of modern karate. Funakoshi Gichin (Shotokan) quoted the Bubishi extensively in several of his definitive publications. Referring to this historically important text as, “The Bible of Karate,” Miyagi Chojun (Goju Ryu) chose the name of his karate style from it. Mabuni Kenwa (Shito Ryu) actually published a version of it in 1934. A seminar on this historically important manual addresses its history, concepts, connection to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and philosophy, with special attention paid to Happoren, Nepai, Rakkan-ken, Hakutsuru, the 29 Escape practices, & or the 48-posture practices.
Few people in the world are better qualified to present the lessons outlined in this text than McCarthy Sensei who spent years researching its contents and published the very first and foremost English translation to the Western world.