Bubishi The Classic Manual of Combat
Translated with Commentary by Patrick McCarthy
Treasured for centuries by karate's top masters, Bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategy, medicine and technique as they relate to the martial arts. Referred to as "the bible of karate" by the famous master Chojun Miyagi, fr hundreds of years the Bubishi was a secret text passed from master to student in China and later in Okinawa.
all of karate's legendary masters have studied it, applied its teachings or copied passages from it.No other classic work has had as dramatic an impact on the shaping and development of karate as the Bubishi.
Karate historian and authority Patrick McCarthy spect over ten years researching and studying Bubish and the arts associated with it. The first English translation of this remarkable tome includes numerous explanations and notes. McCarthy's work alos includes groundbreaking research on Okinawan and Chinese history, as well as the fighting and healing traditions that developed in those countries, making it a goldmine for researchers and practitioners alike. For the final owrd on the true origins and spirit of classic Okinawan martial arts, one need look no further.