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50th Anniversary of Okinawan Immigration to Hawaii

1950
about 300 pages
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Thomas Shigeru Miyashiro

Contains some references to Karate in Hawaii as well as photographs of Chojun Miyagi, Kamesuke Higashionna, Oki Shikina, Thomas Shigeru Miyashiro, and Tomu Arakawa. Dozens of Okinawan family photographs are presented. This book is highly valued by Okinawan geneologists.

034c

about... Okinawa

by Lucy C. Bond
estimated 1950 (no date shown)
97 pages

Contains a three page description of Karate (click pages to view).

The Foreward states: "The information contained herein is a composite of articles done by someone, whose name I do not have, who was attached to the 34th General Hospital on Okinawa during the early days of American occupation.

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She Mau Hok Won Ying Kuen
Snake Cat Crane Combined Fist

by Leung Wing Hang
1952
Chinese language

donated by Mrs. Carlton Shimomi

069c 069t 069z

Kendo To Shinai Kyoki

by Yasuhiro Konishi
Published by Kawazushoten
1952 (Showa 27)
204 pages
Japanese language

Although Yasuhiro Konishi is best known as a Karate instructor (founder of Shindo Jinen Ryu), he was already a Kendo instructor before be started learning Karate from Gichin Funakoshi. This Kendo book was published 4 years before his first Karate books.

044c 044t 044z

Zukai Setsumei Goshin-Jutsu: Kobudo Kenpo Karate Katsuyo
Self-Defense Explained with Illustrations: Kobudo Kenpo Karate Usage (or Application)

by Takaaki Hotta (or Giken Horida)
Shihan of Sokaku-ryu Budo
Published by Bunkaido (Tokyo)
November 30, 1952 (Showa 27)
179 pages
Japanese language

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The Secret Teachings of Self-Defense:
Jujutsu... of the Yamato School

by Jushinsai Sato (known as Kinbei [Kiyoaki] Sato)
Translated by Tasuke Hagio

1952
170 pages

The final chapter of this book is entitled "Kempo of Yamato School (another name Karate), Form of Toranomidara." The illustrations in this chapter appear to be based upon Kenwa Mabuni's Seipai No Kenkyu Goshinjutsu Hiden (October 25, 1934).

081c 081t
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What Is Self Defense? (Kenpo Jiu-Jitsu)

by Professor James M. Mitose
Written in 1947
Published in 1953
150+ pages

The full listing of this book appears in
the section on Books of the 1940's.

037c 101c

Karate-do

by Hisateru Miyagi
Preface and Editorial Supervision by Gichin Funakoshi (Shoto)
Tokyo, Nichigetsusha
1953 (Showa 28)
270 pages
Japanese language

donated by Ian Ferguson

069c 069c 069z

Judo No Tebiki

1953 (Showa 28)
Nippon Judo Seinen Kai
115 pages
Japanese language

Contains a short comparison of Judo and Karate techniques

045c 045t 045z

Judo Hikkei (Shinban No Maki)

by Ichizo Kudo
February 15, 1953
114 pages

donated by Sensei Allen Tanzadeh

085c 085z

Atarashi Karate Kihon Renshu-ho
The Fundamental Practice Way of New Karate

by Hiroshi Kinjo
1954 (Showa 29)
Japanese language

We do not have an original or reprint of this book. An original is being sought


Karate Gokui Kyohan
Karate: A Text of the Mysteries of the Art

by Kotake Ieshiro
Published by Karate Giho Kenkyukai
1954 (Showa 29)
200 + pages
Japanese language

006c 006t 006z

Zukai Setsumei Judo Kata

by Hikoichi Aida
Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd.
October 5, 1954
298 pages

donated by Sensei Allen Tanzadeh

081c 086z

Karate-Do Nyumon
Introduction to Karate-Do (corrected copy)

by Kojiro Ichikawa
Edited by Nippon Karate Kenkyukai
1955 (Showa 30)
205 pages
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Mitsugi Kobayashi

017c 017t 017z

Karatedo

by Hisaki Miyagi
Enlarged and revised edition
Preface and Editorial Supervision by Gichin Funakoshi (Shoto)
Cover book review also by Gichin Funakoshi
1955 (Showa 30)
286 pages
Japanese language

006C 006T

Meide Miru Karate Nyumon
Entering the Gate of Karate & Seeing With One's Eyes

by Hironishi Motonobu
September 30, 1955 (Showa 30)
Nishizawa Tateo through the Daeyagurabiya Publishing Co.
64 pages
Japanese language

Per Patrick McCarthy: Editor's introduction by Hironishi Motonobu (born January during the the 2nd year of Taisho (1913) in Kyoto's Aminocho and graduated from Waseda University the 11th year of Showa (1936)). He was a senior from the Waseda University Karate Club, a yondan in Shotokan, and served on the executive committee assessing dan/kyu examinations. He was a Karate Shihan at dojo of Chuo, Senshu, Tokyo Noko and Hitotsu Bashi Universities.

donated by Mrs. Carlton Shimomi

068c 068c2 068z

Karate no Naraikata
How to Learn Karate

by Reikichi Oya
November 1, 1955 (Showa 30)
286 pages
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Bobby Lowe

007C 007T 007T

Karate-Do Ichiro
Karate-Do One Road

by Gichin Funakoshi
October 1, 1956
212 pages
Japanese language

acquired with a donation by Sensei Fumio Nagaishi

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Karate-Do Ichiro (reprint)
Karate-Do One Road

by Gichin Funakoshi
Originally published in 1956
Reprint published on December 20, 1976
Kodansha Kenkyusha
221 pages
Japanese language

040c 040t 040z

English translation of Karate-Do Ichiro
entitled Karate-Do: My Way of Life
(Gichin Funakoshi, 1956)

Translation published 1975
Kodansha International
127 pages

donated by Frances Oda

067

Karate Hayawakari
A Quick Guide to Karate

by Keishichi Ishiguro

Originally published August 10, 1956 (Showa 31)
Reprinted July 10, 1967 (Showa 42)
125 pages
Japanese language

075c 075t 075z

Karate Jotatsu Ho
How to Improve in Karate

by Yasuhiro Konishi

1956 (Showa 31)
250 pages
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Mitsugi Kobayashi

018c 018t 018z

Zukai Karate Nyumon: Shindo Jinen-Ryu
An Introduction to Karate: Shindo Jinen-Ryu

by Yasuhiro Konishi
Published by Kawazu Shoten
1956 (Showa 31)
222 pages
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Mitsugi Kobayashi

010C
dust jacket
019c
book cover
010T 010z

Okugi Hijutsu Karatedo
KarateDo: The Innermost Skills and Mysteries of the Art

by Kanken Toyama
Published by Tanaka Shoten
First published January 25, 1956 (Showa 31)
This publication May 10, 1956 (Showa 31)
197 pages
Japanese language

005C 005T 005z

Judo to Karate
Judo and Karate

Edited by Keichi Ishiguro
1956 (Showa 31)
304 pages
Japanese language

002C 002T

Kempo Karate-Do: Ippan no Goshin Jutsu
Kempo-Karate-Do: Universal Art of Self-Defense

by Tsuyoshi Chitose
1957 (Showa 32)
Kempo Karate-Do Fukyu Kai
61 pages
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Thomas Shigeru Miyashiro

096c 096t

English translation of Kempo Karate-Do: Ippan no Goshin Jutsu (Tsuyoshi Chitose, 1957)
entitled Kempo-Karate-Do: Universal Art of Self-Defense

Translated by Christopher Johnston
2000
Shindokan International
137 pages

donated by Sensei Michael Colling

available for purchase at Shindokan Books International

092c

Goshin Jutsu Jensho

by Tadashi Kawaguchi
1957
223 pages
Japanese language

011c 011t 011z

Karate-Do Kyohan

by Nakahiko Maeha, Seiei Shimabukuro & Masafumi Gotou
Edited by Karatedo Fukyu no Kai
Published March 10, 1957 (Showa 32)
224 pages
Japanese language

005c 005t 005z

Karate-Do Kyohan
Karate-Do Master Text

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

donated by Ian Ferguson

This second edition 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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Tangsoo Do Kyobon
Teaching Manual of Tangsoo Do

by Ki Hwang
July 25, 1958
360 pages
Korean language

012C 012T 012z

Karate Gokui Kyohan
Karate: A Text of the Mysteries of the Art

by Kotake Ieshiro
Published by Karate Giho Kenkyukai
1958 (Showa 33)
200 pages
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Carlton Shimomi

009C 009T

Okinawa: The History of An Island People

by George H. Kerr
Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc.
First editon, 1958
Eleventh printing, 1980
542 pages

donated by Prof. Kimo Ferreira

On page 217, Kerr states that "...boxing (karate) in which both hands and feet are used had come from Indo-China or Siam".

047c

Fighting Arts of the Orient: Elemental Karate, and Kung Fu

by Kein H. Lee
1958
54 pages.

073c

Karate-Do Nyumon
Introduction to Karate-Do

Edited by Nippon Karate Kenkyukai
1958 (Showa 33)
255 pages
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Carlton Shimomi

011C 011T 011z

What is Karate?

by Masutatsu Oyama
Tokyo-News Co.
First published 1958
Third edition December 1959
144 pages

donated by Mrs. Thomas Shigeru Miyashiro

098c

What is Karate?

by Masutatsu Oyama
Japan Publications Trading Company
First published 1958
October 1972 edition
176 pages

donated by Sensei Masaichi Oshiro

063c

Kodokan Goshinjutsu
Kodokan Self-Defense Techniques

by Kenji Tomiki
Published by New Sports Library
1958 (Showa 33)
Japanese language

013C 013T 013z

Karate no Naraikata
How to Learn Karate

by Reikichi Oya
1959 (Showa 34)
310 pages
Japanese language

donated by Sensei Mitsugi Kobayashi

021c 021t 021z

Karate Kyo Hon Jodoryu
Text of Karate Jodo Style

by Yutoku Tomimura
1959 (Showa 34)
38+ pages
Japanese language

003C 003T 003z

Judo

Volume XXIX No. 5
Marc 1958
64 pages

donated by Sensei Allen Tanzadeh

088c

Karate-Do Koza
Lectures in Karatedo

Edited by Nippon Karatedo Fukyukai
Published by Tokyo Shoin
Published July 10, 1959 (Showa 34)
280 pages
Japanese language

008C 008T 008z

Natural Weapons: A Manual of Karate, Judo, and Jujitsu

by Karl Freudenberg
1959
Perpetua edition 1962
A. S. Barnes and Company, Inc.
62 pages.

155c1
1959 edition
155c
1962 edition

The Manual of Karate

by E. J. Harrison
Published by W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd.
1959
141+ pages

States that it is based on Karate-Do Nyumon by the Nippon Karate Kenkyukai and Karate no Naraikata by Reikichi Oya. (See covers above)

001C

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: The Open Hand and Foot Fighting

by Bruce Tegner
First printing 1959
105 pages
Revised edition 1961
118 pages
Thor Publishing Co.

133c1 133c


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