Tales from the Western Generation: Untold Stories and Firsthand History from Karate's Golden Age
Apsos Publishing

Tales from the Western Generation: Untold Stories and Firsthand History from Karate's Golden Age

  • Publish Date: 2015-05-20
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Matthew Apsokardu

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Every generation wonders about the exploits of the brave men and women who have gone before them. As the deeds of old masters are recounted, we are destined to ask - what kind of people were they? What were their goals and philosophies? What would they think about our efforts to preserve and grow the art of karate?

This book seeks to answer some of those questions by encapsulating over 30 original interviews with senior karateka who experienced the old ways of karate for themselves and helped bring it to the Western world.

Hear stories about masters such as:
Hohan Soken
Okazaki Teruyuki
Shimabukuro Zenryo
Tsuyoshi Chitose
Odo Seikichi
Robert Trias
Kise Fusei
Oyata Seiyu
Matayoshi Shinpo
Miyazato Eiichi
Shimabukuro Eizo
...and many more

Interview guests include:
Chuck Merriman - Goju Ryu
Glenn Keeney - Goju Ryu
Victor Moore - Shuri Ryu
Ed McGrath - Isshin Ryu
Maynard Miner - Shotokan
Cathy Cline - Shotokan
James Logue - Oyata Shin Shu Ho
Bill Hayes - Shorin Ryu
William Dometrich - Chito Ryu
James Coffman - Matsumura Seito
Doug Perry - Shorinkan
...and many more!

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