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scientific-karatedo-hisatakaScientific Karatedo: This book contains a complete treatment of the technical and philosophical aspects of Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo, which is characterized by an extremely high level of systematic and scientific development. Karate, a manifestation of a distinctly oriental intellectual approach, has a long history as a method with two purposes. First, it trains the individual to defend himself and to protect the interest of justice. Second, it disciplines the mind with the ultimate aim of spiritual enlightenment. More…


Essential ShorinjiryuEssential Shorinjiryu Karatedo: If you are studying any of the schools of Karatedo that have originated from Shinan Masayoshi Hisataka (Kaiso) then you should have this book in your library. The book is written by Shihan Masayuki Hisataka, 9th Dan, the son of Shinan Masayoshi Hisataka the founder of Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo. Shihan Des Paroz, 6th Dan, of The International Budo Institute was a co-author of the book along with Shihan Hisataka. Though the introduction of the early historical roots of Karatedo is seen by many as unsubstantiated, the technical material is second to none. More…