Synopses & Reviews
Self-defense is a vital part of survival. Today, different forms of martial artsand#151;karate, tae kwon do, wushuand#151;are becoming increasingly popular. Okinawan Kobudo is an ancient martial arts practiceand#151;originally developed on the islands of Okinawaand#151;that involves the usage of various farm tools as weapons. Today it has gained popularity worldwide and is one of the most respected forms of martial arts.
and#147;Il Maestroand#8221; Andrea Guarelli is one of the most respected names in Okinawan Kobudo. In this comprehensive guide of this widely popular martial arts form, Guarelli discusses the history of Kobudo, the various weaponsand#151; the bo, the sai, the tonfa, the nunchaku, and moreand#151;and teaches practitioners how to hone their respective skills.
With 100 full color photographs of weapons, positions and stances in this ancient form of self-defense, this book is a must have guide for martial arts practitioners everywhere. Whether you practice martial arts for self defense, or for mere exercise, there is much to take away from this book, which is guaranteed to aid in your practice of Kobudo.
About the Author
i is the current president of the Italian Association of Okinawa Kobudo and teaches at the Junshinkan Honbu Dojo in Verona. He studied karate Gojuru with the masters, Mario Bosio and Eiichi Miyazato. He resides in Verona, Italy.