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The Phoenix, A Monthly Magazine for India, Burma, Siam, China, Japan & Eastern Asia

Vol. III, No. 35
May 1873

Contains the article, Notes on Loochoo, by E. W. Satow, Esq.

donated by David A. Williams

The article (page 176 of the magazine) contains the following statement:

"As regards more manly accomplishments, they are expert archers on horseback and good marksmen with the matchlock. Their skill in boxing is such that a well-trained fighter can smash a large earthen water-jar, or kill a man with a single blow of his fist."

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Article: Precepts of "Bu"

by Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura
June 13, 1882

Scan of article donated by Clarence Tatekawa. Photograph of article provided to him by Ryutaro Osumi. Both were students of Choshin Chibana.


Hayanawa Kappo Kenpo Kyohan Zukai, Zen
Complete Illustrated Book of the Teaching Method of Tying, Resuscitation, and (the Jujutsu Method of) Kenpo

Preface by Tetsutaro Hisatomi Sensei, Jujutsu Kyoshi
Afterword by Hachiro Imaizumi Sensei, Enbu Kancho
Pictures/Copy by Ginko Adachi Sensei
Writing/Literary Work by Matsunosuke Iguchi (or Inoguchi)
Introductory Remarks by Count Takashi Washio and Viscount Nobuyoshi Kaieda
Published May 17, 1898 (Meiji 31)
Tokyo, Kinseido
108 pages
50 Sen
Japanese language

Translation of above by Andreas Quast

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Article: Karate Kumite

by Chomo Hanashiro
1905

Appears in Karatedo Taikan (A Broad View of Karatedo). Chief Editor: Karate Researcher Genwa Nakasone. Published by Tokyo Tosho May 5, 1938.


Kanei Bujuitsu No Homare Bakin Muroi

by Bakin Muroi
1906
Japanese language

Records a lecture on Bujutsu during the Kanei era (1624 - 1643)

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Article: Ten Lessons

by Anko Itosu
October 1908


Randori Kappou, Jujitsu Kyokasho
Textbook on Jujitsu

by Yoshinari Iguchi
Kaishin Shorou
Taisho 1 (October 10, 1912)

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Ryukyu To Satsuma
Ryukyu And Satsuma

by Kendo Yokoyama, and others
Taisho 4 (January 7, 1915)
Japanese language

This rare book has a fifteen (15) page section which discusses Karate.

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Ryukyu Kenpo Toudi
Ryukyu Kenpo Karate

by Gichin Funakoshi
Taisho 11 (Published in 1922)
Japanese language

original being sought


Ryukyu Kenpo Toudi (reprint)
Ryukyu Kenpo Karate

by Gichin Funakoshi
Originally published in 1922
Reprint published in 1994
Japanese language

acquired with a donation from Sensei Rodney Shimabukuro

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Rentan Goshin Toudi Jutsu
Toudi (Karate) Arts: Polish Your Courage for Self Defense

by Gichin Funakoshi
Published by Daisoko Bundo
Originally published March 10, 1925 (Taisho 14)
6th printing, April 1, 1926 (Taisho 15)
Japanese language

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Rentan Goshin Toudi Jutsu (box cover only)
Toudi (Karate) Arts: Polish Your Courage for Self Defense

by Gichin Funakoshi
Published in 1925 (Taisho 14)
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Thomas Shigeru Miyashiro

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Rentan Goshin Toudi Jutsu (reprint)
Rentan Goshin Karate Jutsu

by Gichin Funakoshi
Originally published in 1925 (Taisho 14)
Reprint published in 1996
Japanese language

acquired with a donation from Sensei Dicky Shimoko

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English translation of Rentan Goshin Toudi Jutsu (Gichin Funakoshi, 1925)

entitled To-Te Jitsu

by Masters Publication
1994
320 pages

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English translation of Rentan Goshin Toudi Jutsu (Gichin Funakoshi, 1925)

entitled Karate Jutsu: The Original Teachings of Master Funakoshi

Translated by John Teramoto
Kodansha International
2001
188 pages

donated by the Hawaii Herald

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Okinawa Kenpo Toudi Jutsu Kumite-Hen

by Choki Motobu
Published May 5, 1926 (Showa 2)
Ryukyu Karate-Do Shihan Kai
Japanese language

original being sought


English translation of Okinawa Kenpo Toudi Jutsu Kumite-Hen (Choki Motobu, 1926)

entitled Okinawa Kempo: Karate-Jutsu on Kumite

by Seiyu Oyata
November 10, 1977

donated by Sensei Frank Baehr

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English translation of Okinawa Kenpo Toudi Jutsu Kumite-Hen (Choki Motobu, 1926)

entitled Okinawan Kempo

by Masters Publication
1995
130 pages

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The Science of Self-Defense for Girls & Women

by Professor Henry H. S. Okazaki

Published in 1929
Kahului, Maui, Territory of Hawaii
72 pages
English language

Believed to be the first martial arts book published in Hawaii. "Karate" is mentioned in the Foreword.

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The Science of Self-Defense for Girls & Women (reprint)

by Professor Henry H. S. Okazaki

Reprint date unknown
73 pages
English language

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