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1930s

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"Karate" K.O. Blows. Thirty-Six Secret Knock-Out Blows Without the Use of Fists and Official Police Jiu-Jitsu.

by S. J. Jorgensen
Original copyrights 1930 and 1938. Revised 1961 edition.
(The term "Karate" was probably added to the 1961 edition.)
32 pages

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Ladies Special Self-Defense
Karate & Judo Ladies Special

by S. J. Jorgensen
Original copyright 1930. Revised 1969 edition.
(The term "Karate" was probably added to the 1969 edition.)
30 pages

donated by Halford E. Jones

067c

Kenpo Gaisetsu
Outline of Quanfa

by Nisaburo Miki and Mizuho Takeda (later known as Mizuho Mutsu)
published January 10, 1930 (Showa 5)
Tokyo Imperial University, Kenpo-Bu

original being sought


Kenpo Gaisetsu (reprint)
Outline of Quanfa

by Nisaburo Miki and Mizuho Takeda (later known as Mizuho Mutsu)
Originally published January 10, 1930 (Showa 5)
Tokyo Imperial University, Kenpo-Bu
Reprint published September 12, 2002
284 pages
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Terry Higa

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Watashi no Karate Jutsu
My Karate Art

by Choki Motobu
Published in 1932 (Showa 7)
97+ pages
Japanese language

original being sought


Watashi no Karate Jutsu (reprint)
My Karate Art

by Choki Motobu
Originally published in 1932 (Showa 7)
Private reprint published in 1980's
97+ pages
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Chosei Motobu

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Dai Nippon Butokukai Shashin
Dai Nippon Butokukai Photograph Album

Published July 25, 1932 (Showa 7)
Dai Nippon Butokukai
27 pages
Japanese language

Part of the Dai Nippon Butokukai Collection

054c

Click for the entire album

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Nihon Denryu Heiho Motobu Kenpo
Motobu Kenpo: A Traditional Japanese (Fighting) Strategy
reprint published Heisei 5 (1993)
Japanese language

Reprints the following by Choki Motobu:

Okinawa Kenpo Toudi Jutsu Kumite-Hen
Published in 1926 (Showa 2)

Watashi no Karate Jutsu
My Karate Art
published in 1932 (Showa 7)

donated by Sensei Chosei Motobu

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Motobu Choki to Yamada Tetsuo Kenkyu
Reseach of Choki Motobu and Tetsuo Yamada
Reprint published December 25, 1994 (Heisei 6)
Japanese language

Reprints the following by Choki Motobu (plus additional materials):

Okinawa Kenpo Toudi Jutsu Kumite-Hen
published in 1926 (Showa 2)

Watashi no Karate Jutsu
My Karate Art
Published in 1932 (Showa 7)

donated by Chaney J. Hardman

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Motobu Choki to Ryukyu Karate
Ryukyu Karate of Choki Motobu

by K. Iwai
Reprint published April 25, 2000 (Heisei 12)

Japanese language

Reprints the following by Choki Motobu (plus additional materials):

Okinawa Kenpo Toudi Jutsu Kumite-Hen
published in 1926 (Showa 2)

Watashi no Karate Jutsu
My Karate Art
Published in 1932 (Showa 7)

copies donated by Chaney J. Hardman and Sensei Takayoshi Nagamine

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publishing date page

English translation of Watashi no Karate Jutsu (Choki Motobu, 1932)

entitled Karate: My Art

by Patrick and Yuriko McCarthy
2002
120 pages

Also includes a compliation of articles and new materials.

donated by Sensei Patrick McCarthy

available for purchase at the International Ryukyu Karate-jutsu Research Society

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Karate (Toudi) Kenpo
Karate (Toudi) Kenpo

Karate Research Society Vice President Mizuho Mutsu (also known as Zuiho Mutsu and formerly known as Mizuho Takada), Editor
Published by Tokyo Imperial University, Karate Research Society
Published August 15, 1933 (Showa 8)
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Bobby Lowe

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Karate (Toudi) Kenpo
Karate (Toudi) Kenpo

Karate Research Society Vice President Mizuho Mutsu (also known as Zuiho Mutsu and formerly known as Mizuho Takada), Editor
Published by Tokyo Imperial University, Karate Research Society
Published August 15, 1933 (Showa 8)
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Kiyoshi Kiyabu

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Karate (Toudi) Kenpo (reprint)
Karate (Toudi) Kenpo

Karate Research Society Vice President Mizuho Mutsu (also known as Zuiho Mutsu and formerly known as Mizuho Takada), Editor
Originally published by Tokyo Imperial University, Karate Research Society
Originally published August 15, 1933 (Showa 8)
Reprint published in 1999
Japanese language


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Karate Jutsu

by Kenwa Mabuni
Possibly published in 1933 (Showa 8)
Japanese language

original being sought


Kobo Jizai Goshinjutsu Karate Kenpo (copy)
The Free Self-defense Art of Karate Kenpo: Offense and Defense

by Kenwa Mabuni
Published March 5, 1934 (Showa 9)
153 pages
Japanese language

copy donated by Sensei Mario McKenna

original being sought

230c 230t

English translation of Kobo Jizai Goshinjutsu Karate Kenpo (Kenwa Mabuni, 1934)

entitled The Free Self-Defense Art of Karate Kenpo: Offense and Defense

by Mario McKenna
2002

donated by Sensei Mario McKenna

To inquire about obtaining a copy of this translation, please vist the author's website at mariomckenna.com or write to him at yasuda@telus.net.

211c

Karate Kenpo: Goshinjutsu Biden (Chinese reprint)
Karate Kenpo: Self-Defense Secret Story

by Kenwa Mabuni
Published in 1934 (Showa 9)
Reprint apparently published in 1959 (Showa 34)
175 pages
Chinese language
includes Bubishi illustrations

004C

Karate Kenpo: Goshinjutsu Biden (reprint)
Karate Kenpo: Self-Defense Secret Story

by Kenwa Mabuni
Published in 1934 (Showa 9)
Reprint published August 30, 2006
166 pages

original being sought

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Seipai no Kenkyu (The Study of Seipai)
Kobo Jizai (Attack and Defense at Will)
Karate Kenpo

Appendix: The Rare Book "Bubishi"
Karate Study Book #2

by Shihan Kenwa Mabuni
Published by Karate Kenkyusha: Kyobukan
Published October 25, 1934 (Showa 9)
176 pages
Japanese language

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English translation of Seipai no Kenkyu Kobo Jizai Karate Kenpo (Kenwa Mabuni, 1934)

entitled The Study of Seipai: The Secrets of Self-defense Kenpo Karate

by Mario McKenna
2003

donated by Sensei Mario McKenna

To inquire about obtaining a copy of this translation, please vist the author's website at mariomckenna.com or write to him at yasuda@telus.net.

021c

Seipai no Kenkyu (The Study of Seipai)
Kobo Jizai (Attack and Defense at Will)
Karate Kenpo
(reprint)

by Shihan Kenwa Mabuni
Published October 25, 1934 (Showa 9)
reprint published August 30, 2006
185 pages
Japanese language

original being sought

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Essay: Karate-Do Gaisetsu (reprint)
Outline of Karate-Do

by Chojun Miyagi
Published March 23, 1934 (Showa 9)
Reprint published in 1999 by Patrick McCarthy

This essay was written just before Miyagi Sensei's May 3, 1934 visit to Hawaii.

Japanese language

donated by Sensei Patrick McCarthy

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English translation of Karate-Do Gaisetsu (Chojun Miyagi, 1934)

entitled Karatedo Gaisetsu: An Outline of Karatedo

by Patrick and Yuriko McCarthy
1993
20 pages

donated by Sensei Patrick McCarthy

175c

Okinawan-ken Jinbutsu Fukei Shashincho (copy)

by Genwa Nakasone
Published in 1934 (Showa 9)
200+ pages
Japanese language

Although a general interest book about Okinawa, there are some photographs of Choki Motobu, Gichin Funakoshi, Kenwa Mabuni and Yasuhiro Konishi.

original being sought

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Karate Kenkyu
The Study of Karate

by Genwa Nakasone
December 5, 1934 (Showa 9)
135 pages
Japanese language

original being sought


Karate Kenkyu (reprint)
The Study of Karate

by Genwa Nakasone
Originally published on December 5, 1934 (Showa 9)
Reprint pubished on September 10, 2003
135 pages
Japanese language

donated by Barry Norris

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Noma of Japan: An Autobiography of a Japanese Publisher

by Seiji Noma
assisted by Shunkichi Akimoto
The Vanguard Press
1934 (Showa 9)
290 pages

Contains one of the first English descriptions of Karate (described as "tekobushi"). Click here for excerpt.

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Toudi Jutsu no Kenkyu (copy)
The Study of Toudi Jutsu

by Itoman Seishin
Published July 20, 1934 (Showa 9)
201 pages
Japanese language

copy donated by Sensei Mario McKenna

original being sought

223c 223z

Karate-Do Kyohan
Karate-Do Master Text

by Gichin Funakoshi
published 1935 (Showa 10), first edition
302 pages
Japanese language

The Hawaii Karate Museum was very fortunate to acquire this historic first edition, in excellent condition, in April 2008.

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Karate-Do Kyohan
Karate-Do Master Text

by Gichin Funakoshi
Originally published 1935 (Showa 10), first edition
Reprint published April 26, 1958 (Showa 33), second edition
267+ pages
Japanese language

donated by Ian Ferguson

This reprint of Karate-Do Kyohan was being worked on by Gichin Funakoshi when he died (in 1957). It was published the next year. Most of the photographs of techniques and kata in the reprint feature Shigeru Egami.

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Karate-Do Kyohan (reprint)
Karate-Do Master Text

by Gichin Funakoshi
Originally published 1935 (Showa 10)
Reprint published in 1990
302 pages
Japanese language

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English translation of Karate-Do Kyohan
entitled Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text

by Gichin Funakoshi
Translated by Tsutomu Oshima
Kodansha International Ltd.
Published in 1973
256 pages

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English translation of
Karate-Do Kyohan
entitled Karate-Do Kyohan:
Master Text for the
Way of the Empty-Hand

by Gichin Funakoshi
Translated by Harumi Suzuki-Johnston
Published in 2005
262 pages
Neptune Publications

donated by Paul L. Argentieri - Neptune Publications

Available for purchase at the website of Neptune Publications .

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Kobo Kenpo Karate-Do Nyumon

by Kenwa Mabuni and Genwa Nakasone
Published October 10, 1935 (Showa 10)
210 pages
Japanese language

original being sought


Reprint of Kobo Kenpo Karate-Do Nyumon

by Kenwa Mabuni and Genwa Nakasone
Originally published October 10, 1935 (Showa 10)
Reprint date February 28, 1996
219 pages
Japanese language

acquired with a donation from Lorraine Yoshioka

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Article: Historical Outline of Karate-Do, Martial Arts Of Ryukyu

by Chojun Miyagi
January 28, 1936.

Translated by Sanzinsoo


Article: The Meeting of Okinawan Karate Masters

October 25, 1936
Ryukyu Shinpo Newspaper

Translated by Sanzinsoo.


Okinawan Prefectural Shuri Senior High School
1937 Yearbook

Published in 1937
Japanese language

Includes the Karate Club
under Tokuda Anbun.

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Click above for the
entire yearbook
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Karate Club page

Okinawa Ken Jinji Roku
Prominent People of Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Asahi Shinkansha
Showa 12 (Augusut 23, 1937)
504 pages
Japanese language

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Gichin Funakoshi
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Kobo Kenpo Karate-Do Nyumon (second edition of Karate-Do Nyumon)
An Introduction to Karate-Do: Offensive and Defensive Boxing
Previously titled, Karate Jutsu Kyohan
Previously titled, A Textbook of the Art of Karate

by Kenwa Mabuni and Genwa Nakasone
Published March 25, 1938 (Showa 13)
209 pages
Japanese language

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Karatedo Taikan
A Broad View of Karatedo

Chief Editor: Karate Researcher Genwa Nakasone
Authors: Genwa Nakasone, Hironori Ohtsuka, Gichin Funakoshi, Chomo Hanashiro, Shinpan Shiroma, Choshin Chibana, Chojun Miyagi, Shinken Taira
Originally published May 5, 1938 (Showa 13) by Tokyo Tosho
414 pages
Japanese language

original being sought


Karatedo Taikan (reprint)
A Broad View of Karatedo

Chief Editor: Karate Researcher Genwa Nakasone
Authors: Genwa Nakasone, Hironori Ohtsuka, Gichin Funakoshi, Chomo Hanashiro, Shinpan Shiroma, Choshin Chibana, Chojun Miyagi, Shinken Taira
Originally published May 5, 1938 (Showa 13) by Tokyo Tosho
This reproduction September 25, 1991 by Rokurindo Shoten
414 pages
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Pat Nakata

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English translation of Karate-Do Taikan

entitled An Overview of Karatedo

translation and commentary by Mario McKenna
2009
310 pages

donated by Sensei Mario McKenna

Available for purchase at Lulu.com (book listing)

058c

Budo Kodokan Kijutsugi

Ibaragiken Budo College
1939 (Showa 14)
176 pages
Japanese language

Subject: The ethics of budo

117c 117t 117z

Karate no Hanashi
The Story of Karate

by Genwa Nakasone
Published May 14, 1939 (Showa 14)
57+ pages
Japanese language

original being sought


Karate no Hanashi (reprint)
The Story of Karate

by Genwa Nakasone
Original published May 14, 1939 (Showa 14)
Reprint published in 1997
57+ pages
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Morio Higaonna

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