Okinawa Karate: The Exquisite Art is the definitive work on the history of karate and the most beautifully produced book of its type to date. The first edition was distributed directly to karate dojo, libraries and universities on the Okinawa and widely praised throughout the karate community.
The pedigree of this volume is in no doubt. The book design was inspired by the “Golden Ratio,” referred to as the sectio aurea by Leonardo Da Vinci, classical proportions that date back to the design of the Gutenberg Bible in the 1450s.
A consortium of karate historians and researchers on four continents was responsible for the text which was created under the editorial supervision of a highly respected Okinawan university professor and karate master. This new hardback edition is printed in Okinawa, has 210 pages in international A4 size (8.27” x 11.69”), and is presented in both the English and Japanese languages. The quality of the historical photos it features is remarkable because many having were computer-generated from originals provided by the families of the karate pioneers they depict, solely for use in this book.
If you have ever wondered about the origins of your style, or wish to take your knowledge of karate to a higher level, you need a copy of this beautiful hardbound, cased, collectors edition.
Okinawa Karate The Exquisite Art Book