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How to Use the Yawara Stick

by Professor F. (Frank) A. Matsuyama
published in 1948
78 pages

102c


spacer1950's

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

i001b
box cover
i001c
cover
i001z
publishing date page

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Ryukyu no Buyo
Dance of Ryukyu and Self-Defense Dances

by Seihin Yamanouchi
March 15, 1963 (Showa 38)
266 pages
Japanese and some English language

donated by Dr. Gordon Warner

016c 016t

The Kashi-No-Bo Technique

by Claude St. Denise
Key Publishing Company
1964
64 pages

donated by Halford E. Jones

045c

Ryukyu Kobudo Taikan
Encyclopedia of Ryukyu Kobudo

by Shinken Taira
1964 (Showa 39)
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Tomu Arakawa and Sensei Katsuhiko Shinzato

015b
box cover
015c
book cover
015t
title page
015z
publishing date page

English translation of Ryukyu Kobudo Taiken (by Shinken Taira)

entiled The Encyclopedia of Okinawan Kobudo

by Patrick and Yuriko McCarthy
International Ryukyu Karate Research Society
1994
135 pages

donated by Sensei Patrick McCarthy

177c

Clubs in Self Defense and Mob Control

by John E. Anketell
Monadnock Lifetime Products, Inc.
1968
24 pages

donated by Halford E. Jones

048c

Spike and Chain: Japanese Fighting Arts

by Charles V. Gruzanski
1968
Charles E. Tuttle Co.
103 pages

donated by Russell Ogata

197c

Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryuku Islands Series I:
The Basic Formal Exercise of Nunchaku

by Ryusho Sakagami
Tokaido Co. Ltd.
1968
14 pages
Japanese and English

118c


spacer1970's

Shin Ryukyu Budo Nunchaku

by Busen Arakawa
Showa 45 (August 1, 1970)
140 pages
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Tomu Arakawa

207c 207t 207z

Jodo Kyohan
Master Text of Jodo (Short Staff)

by __________________
Showa 45 (1970)
54 pages, plus foldout
Japanese language

donated by Russell Ogata

074c 074z

The First Book on Nunchaku for Self-Defense

by Hansel S. Kaneshiro
1971
The Bankers Print
82 pages

Kaneshiro Sensei was born and raised in Hawaii.

128c

Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryuku Islands Series II:
Sai of Tsukenshitahaku

by Ryusho Sakagami
September 1, 1971
20 pages
Japanese and English

031c

Ryukyu Kobudo Okinawa Odori

June 4, 1972
10 pages

donated by Sensei Pat Nakata

i029

Ryukyu Kobudo

by Motokatsu Inoue
originally published June 17, 1972
second edition published September 10, 1974
602 pages
Japanese language

019b
box cover
019c
cover
019t
title page
019z
publishing date page

Okinawa Karate-Do to Ryukyu Kobudo

by Katsumi Murakami
1973
233 pages

Japanese language

189c

Sai: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense

by Fumio Demura
1974
Ohara Publications, Incorporated
160 pages

121c

Nunchaku: Karate's Deadliest Fighting Sticks

by Andrew S. Linick Ph.D.

1974
113 pages

099c

Nunchaku Training Manual

by I. S. MacLaren and G. D. Thompson
1974
Ridge Paperprint Ltd.
80 pages

131c

Nunchaku and Sai: Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts

by Ryusho Sakagami
first printing November 1974
fourth printing 1979
Japan Publications, Inc.
175 pages

117c

Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryuku Islands Series III:
The Basic Formal Exercise of Tonfa of Hamahiga

by Ryusho Sakagami
September 1, 1974
Yugen Kaisha Tokaido
39 pages
Japanese and English

028c

Nunchaku Do Dai Ichi Kyohon
First Lesson of Nunchaku

by Busen Arakawa
1975
20 pages
Japanese language

005c 005z

Nunchaku Do Dai Ni Kyohon
Second Lesson of Nunchaku

by Busen Arakawa
1975
24 pages
Japanese language

006c 006z

Nunchaku Do Dai San Kyohon
Third Lesson of Nunchaku

by Busen Arakawa
1975
28 pages
Japanese language

007c 007z

Nunchaku Do Dai Yon Kyohon
Fourth Lesson of Nunchaku

by Busen Arakawa
1975
24 pages
Japanese language

008c 008z

Bo Do Kyo Ji Sho
Way of the Bo Training Paper

by Busen Arakawa
Showa 50 (March 1, 1975)
13 pages
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Tomu Arakawa

106c 106z

Kung-Fu: Advanced Staff Fighting Techniques in Pictures

edited by Captian Tom Marks
translated by Dominic Liu
1975
Martial Arts Incorporated
121 pages

i027

The Okinawa Prefectural Museum: Aid for Appreciation

November 3, 1975
Seitoku Oshiro
Ryukyu Bunka-sha Co.
136 pages
Japanese and English language

Contains several example of early Okinawan weapons.

donated by Sensei Pat Nakata

096c 096t 096z

Ed Parker's Guide to the Nunchaku

by Ed Parker
1975. Second Printing, 1980.
150 pages

donated by Halford E. Jones

050c

Nunchaku II: A Nunchaku Encyclopedia

by James M. Phillips
1975
272 pages

134c

Karate-Do Kobujutsu
Embu Taikai

September 5, 1976
82 pages

donated by Sensei Fumio Nagaishi

i036

Karate-Do Kobudo

October 11, 1976
33 pages

donated by Sensei Pat Nakata

i028

Bo: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense

by Fumio Demura
1976
Ohara Publications, Incorporated
183 pages

120c

Special Exhibition: Japanese Arms and Armor

Tokyo National Museum
October 5, 1976
200+ pages
Japanese and English languages

donated by Sensei Sam Moledzki

017c

Bo
Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands Series I: The Basic Formal Exercises of Bo

by Motokatsu Inoue
first edition, November 1976
Seitosha Co., Ltd.
60 pages
Japanese language with some English

217c 217z

Sai
Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands Series II: The Basic Formal Exercises of Sai

by Motokatsu Inoue
first edition, October 1977
Seitosha Co., Ltd.
52 pages
Japanese language with some English

218c 218z

Tonfa
Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands Series III: The Basic Formal Exercises of Tonfa

by Motokatsu Inoue
first edition, March 1978
Seitosha Co., Ltd.
53 pages
Japanese language with some English

220c 220z

Nunchaku
Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands Series IV: The Basic Formal Exercises of Nunchaku

by Motokatsu Inoue
first edition, June 1978
Seitosha Co., Ltd.
53 pages
Japanese language with some English

219c 219z

Kubotan: New Police Technique

by Takayuki Kubota
Monadnock Lifetime Products, Inc.
1978
30 pages

donated by Halford E. Jones

049c

Kung-Fu Nunchaku for Self-Defense in Pictures

by H. C. Chao
1979
85 pages

donated by Halford E. Jones

051c

The Technique of the Tonfa

by I. S. MacLaren and G. D. Thompson
1979
Donald & Company, Ltd.
61 pages

131c


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Ryuku Kobudo Nunchaku and Sai

by Kaku Suzuki
1981
238 pages
Japanese language

195b
box cover
195c
cover

Tonfa: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense

by Fumio Demura
1982
seventh printing 1984
Ohara Publications, Incorporated
143 pages

130c

Tekko
Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands Series VI: The Basic Formal Exercises of Tekko

by Motokatsu Inoue
first edition, March 1982
59 pages
Japanese and English

097c 097z

Nunchaku

by Hirokazu Kanazawa
first published September 1982
fifth impression September 1983
149 pages

donated by Troy Taira

111c

Kama: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense

by Fumio Demura
1984
Ohara Publications, Incorporated
159 pages

076c

Tinbei
Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands Series VII: The Basic Formal Exercises of Tinbei

by Motokatsu Inoue
first edition, November 24, 1984
43 pages
Japanese and English

i109c i109z

Nunchaku DoŻBo Do Taizen
Encyclopedia of Nunchaku Do and Bo Do

by Busen Arakawa
Showa 60 (June 25, 1985)
293 pages
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Tomu Arakawa

062c 062t 062z

Bujutsu Nyumon
How To Learn Bujutsu

by Katsumi Murakami
1985
253 pages
Japanese language

donated by Mrs. Tomu Arakawa

208d
dust jacket
208c
cover
208z
publishing date page

Chukoku Okinawa Karate Kobudo Genryu

by Masahiro Nakamoto

March 30, 1985
210 pages in total
Japanese language

004c 004t 004z

Baton (Night Stick): Police Self Defense Techniques

by Nick Cerio and Stanley Mitchell
1986 (estimated)
46 pages

donated by Halford E. Jones

046c

Surujin
Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands Series VIII: The Basic Formal Exercises of Surujin

by Motokatsu Inoue
first edition, October 20, 1986
50 pages
Japanese and English

donated by Sensei Erik Johnstone

107c 057z

Weapons Kumite
Fighting with Tradtiional Weapons

by Takayuki Kubota
Unique Publications Inc.
1986
224 pages

i077c

Kusarigama: The Flashing Art of the Sickle Weapon

by Tadashi Yamashita
1986
Ohara Publications, Incorporated
143 pages.

120c

Knife and Pistol Fighting

by Yoshiaki Hatsumi
1987
Yougen Corporation, Tsuchiya Bookstore
212 pages
English and Japanese

donated by Mrs. Tomu Arakawa

099c

Bo, Sai, Tonfa and Nunchaku: Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands

by Motokatsu Inoue
1987
Seitohsha Co., Ltd.
215 pages
Japanese and English

119c

Kama, Tekko, Tinbe and Surujin: Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands

by Motokatsu Inoue
1987
Seitohsha Co., Ltd.
211 pages
Japanese and English

055c

Okinawan Weapons

by Harold Long and Phil Little
November 1987
National Paperback Books, Inc.
109 pages

159c

Okinawan Kobudogu Tanren Dogu
Okinawan Kobudo Gear Training Gear

by Tetsuhiro Sotoma and Masakazu Kinjo
March 2, 1989
304 pages
Japanese language

donated by Anonymous

024c 024t 024z


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____________________ Ryukyu Bojutsu
Secret Techniques of Ryukyu Bojutsu

by Katsumi Murakami
1994
123 pages
Japanese language

191c

Chogoku Bujutsu Kihon Renshur

Basic Practice (Principles) of Chinese Bujutsu

Volume 1: Konjutsu Yarijutsu (Staff and Spear)
Volume 2: Bujutsu Kihonkou (The Basics of Bujutsu)
Volume 3: Taikyokuken Kihonkou
Volume 4: Sanshu Nyumon (Entrance to Chinese Grappling)
Volume 5: Kenjutsu Katanajutsu (The Art of Sword)
Volume 6: Taikyokusuishu Nyumon (Entrance to Taikyokusuishu)

by multiple authors
1994 -1995
Baseball Magazine Sha
801 pages in total
Japanese language

003c 003t 003z

Karate Do Ż Kobudo Kihon Chosa Hokokusho (II)
Standard Research Report on Karatedo and Kobudo

edited by the Okinawa Ken Kyoiku-cho Bunka-ka
Heisei 7 (1995)
125 pages
Japanese language

061c 061t 061z

Okinawa Karate "Kobudo" Graph

by Okinawa Prefecture Board of Education
1995
69 pages

copies donated by Sensei William J. Dometrich, Sensei Nick Racanelli, Jr., and Barry Norris

146c

Bu No Odori
Martial Art Dance

by Seikichi Uehara
May 25, 1995
253 pages

041c

Journal: Okinawa Karate and Kobudo World Tournament: Commemorating the Dedication of Okinawa Prefecture Hall of Martial Arts

1996
Okinawa Karate and Kobudo World Tournament Executive Committee
24 pages

donated by Sensei Kunio Uehara

149c

Journal: The World Progress of Okinawa Karate/Kobudo: The Road to the Okinawa Karate Kobudo World Tournament

1996
Okinawa Karate Kobudo World Tournament Executive Committee
64 pages

Copies donated by Sensei Katsuhiko Shinzato and Sensei Masaichi Oshiro

147c

Karate-do: Kobudo Kihon Chosa Hokukosho
Karate-do: Kobudo Research Report

1997
by Okinawa-ken Educational Organization
179 pages

203c

Journal: Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Embu Taikai
Journal: Okinawa Shorin-Ryu International Friendship Karate-Kobudo Celebration

1997
132 pages

205c

Journal: The First Okinawa Traditonal Karatedo Kobudo World Tournament

1999
The First Okinawa Traditonal Karatedo Kobudo World Tournament Executive Committee
160 pages

donated by Sensei Kunio Uehara

148c

Program: The First Okinawa Traditonal Karatedo Kobudo World Tournament
The World Super-Masters Seminar

1999
The First Okinawa Traditonal Karatedo Kobudo World Tournament Executive Committee
14 pages

donated by Sensei Kunio Uehara

149d

Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi
Parts 1 & 2

compiled and translated by Patrick and Yuriko McCarthy
1999
Tuttle Publishing
116 & 133 pages

071a 071b


spacer2000's

Saijutsu: Traditional Okinawan Weapon Art

by Katsumi Murakami
2000
Tuttle Publishing
176 pages

125c

The Filipino Sword Cane

by Halford E. Jones
2001
37 pages

donated by Halford E. Jones

027c

Secret Weapons of Jujutsu

by Don Cunningham
2002
Tuttle Publishing
122 pages

170c

Classical Weaponry of Japan: Special Weapons and Tactics of the Martial Arts

by Serg Mol
2003
Kodansha International Ltd.
217 pages

098c

Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobujutsu No Kenkyu
The Study of Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobujutsu

by Sho Tsunaba
June 28, 2006
143 pages

038c 038z

Okinawa Karate and Kobudo Enclyclopedia

by Shigeru Takimiyagi, Katsuhiko Shinzato, Masahiro Nakamoto, and others
2008
746 pages
Japanese language

donated by Authors

025c i025z


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