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#128956 - 06/15/04 11:12 AM Bubishi - the bible of karate
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After hearing many Great things about this book, i went a head and bought it. It wasnt anything at all like i thought it would be, (i have the verson translated by P.McCarthy.) What are you oppinions on this book?

#128957 - 04/24/05 02:47 PM Re: Bubishi - the bible of karate

Thus far I have seen 3 versions (not counting the Chinese edition witch is something completely different.

Patrick Mcarthy
George Alexander
Rand Cardwell

I have Mcarthys book, but I think Iím going to have to get the one by George Alexander, its reputably more accurate. (Having consulted several Japanese scholars, I know some of Mcarthys translation, is somewhat off. I had it checked, because I thought some of the language was a bit to influenced, by western concepts, and seemed out of place) I donít know anything about Rand Cardwell's version. I have heard itís synthesized from the 2 other books.

I would like to hear from you MA scholars out there, who have read both Mcarthy and Alexanderís version. Whatís the difference between the 2 books? what has been added and what is missing from either?

[This message has been edited by Lars (edited 04-25-2005).]


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