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#434493 - 01/20/12 08:17 AM Okinawa No Bushi No Te by Ronald Lindsey
duanew Offline
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I purchased the book through Amazon for about $60 USD.It was of interest to me because of my training in the Matsumura-ha. He goes through the history of Okinawa and some of the ancient masters. He focuses on the teaching of Soken Matsumura and his students-Kuda, Kise and Kinjo. The part I found most useful was his explanations of the fighting strategies of "village style" vs "school style" karate.Stepping strategies, body change or tai sabaki, etc.
I had the opportunity to train with Mr. Lindsey one one time and can attest to his abilities. Belonged to Sensei Kise's organization for a few years and had the pleasure of training with him in Okinawa. Have belonged to Kuda Sensei's organization for many more years. The book even included a photo and mention of my first instructor, Greg Ohl.
So for me it was a worthwhile purchase. If you have an interest in old style karate or the Matsumura-ha or just an interest in Okinawan Karate the book should be of interest to you.
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#434500 - 01/23/12 10:30 AM Re: Okinawa No Bushi No Te by Ronald Lindsey [Re: duanew]
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Thanks,duanew. Will investigate. Looks interesting.

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#435599 - 12/27/12 05:41 PM Re: Okinawa No Bushi No Te by Ronald Lindsey [Re: duanew]
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it actually does look pretty interesting: http://www.amazon.com/Okinawa-Bushi-The-...=Ronald+Lindsey

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