WorldCat Identities

Funakoshi, Gichin 1870-1956

Overview
Works: 41 works in 137 publications in 10 languages and 1,680 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1114.3, 796.8153
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Most widely held works about Gichin Funakoshi
 
Most widely held works by Gichin Funakoshi
Karate-dō kyōhan; the master text by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

24 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate-dō nyūmon : the master introductory text by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty guiding principles of karate : the spiritual legacy of the master by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gichin Funakoshi, "the father of karate," once said that "the ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants." To support this life-long stance and offer guidance to future practitioners, he penned his now legendary twenty principles. While the principles have circulated for years, a translation of the accompanying commentary has never found its way into publication--until now. Master Funakoshi's approach stresses spiritual considerations and mental agility over brute strength and technique. Practitioners should not rely on technique alone--striking, kicking, blocking--but must nurture the spiritual aspects of their practice as well. Attend to yourself and the rest will follow, was the message he set for posterity over sixty years ago. As axioms, Funakoshi's principles are open to various interpretations. "There is no first attack in karate" has occasioned endless discussion about its true meaning. Many of these ambiguities are clarified in the commentary, which is also filled with philosophical musings, fascinating historical episodes, and advice for anyone seeking a better Way. Translated for the first time into English by John Teramoto, a karate practitioner himself, and accompanied by original calligraphy, this long-awaited treatise is a provocative read and, for martial arts enthusiasts, a long overdue godsend. - Publisher's note
The essence of karate by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ascension prodigieuse du karaté, depuis les techniques d'autodéfense secrètes développées à Okinawa jusqu'à devenir l'une des traditions martiales japonaises parmi les plus respectées et les plus connues, peut être attribuée à un seul homme - Gichin Funakoshi, le Père du karaté Moderne. Alors que les origines du karaté demeurent environnées de mystère, Funakoshi se consacra inlassablement, sa vie durant, à diffuser son message de spiritualité, mettant l'accent sur l'importance de gagner sans combattre. Les adeptes du karaté se retrouvent aujourd'hui dans le monde entier. Dans L'essence du karaté, Funakoshi crée avec ses propres mots une histoire du karaté moderne, de ses origines à son essence véritable, nous faisant profiter de sa grande intuition et de ses myriades d'expériences. Son travail décrit une image fascinante de cet art martial, des souvenirs d'entraînement remontant à son enfance, jusqu'à ses souvenirs et ses anecdotes personnels de nombreux maîtres de karaté.À travers ces pages, Funakoshi tente de mettre l'accent sur le fait que la véritable victoire est celle qui s'obtient sans combattre, et, tout en explorant la philosophie du karaté, il explique pourquoi les grands artistes martiaux continuent à progresser avec l'âge. Le livre propose une préface écrite par Hirokazu Kanasawa, l'un des plus proches disciples de Funakoshi, qui se souvient avec tendresse de son ancien maître à travers des anecdotes sympathiques qui éclairent plus encore la stature légendaire de Funakoshi. Ce livre offrira au lecteur une perspective unique sur l'histoire et l'art du karaté racontés à travers les yeux de son vénérable maître. Une lecture attentive de ces pages, aidera le lecteur à se faire une idée plus précise de la véritable essence du karaté
Karate Jutsu : the original teachings of Master Funakoshi by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate-dō : my way of life by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate Jutsu : las enseñanzas originales del Gran Maestro Funakoshi by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate-dô : mein Weg by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate jutsu : les enseignements de maître Funakoshi tels qu'à leur origine by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre est un manuel technique porteur d'une très forte valeur historique et documentaire sur le karaté dont les formes présentées ici par maître Funakoshi sont le reflet du karaté traditionnel et qui constituent aujourd'hui les bases du karaté-do moderne
Karaté-do nyumon : l'essence du karaté by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des textes jamais publiés, écrits peu de temps avant la mort du maître, en 1957, dans le souci de préserver l'intégrité de l'art. Accessible aux néophytes comme aux pratiquants plus avancés, il présente la synthèse des katas à partir de formes simples et qui contiennent l'essence de l'art. Il dévoile aussi un des katas les plus importants : le ten-no-kata
Ryūkyū kenpō karate by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate Jutsu : the original teachings of Gichin Funakoshi by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate-dō-nyūmon die Einführung zum Meistertext by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate-dō ichiro : min vej i livet by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karatedō ichiro by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karatedō kyōhan by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

3 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate Jutsu : gli insegnamenti del maestro by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate : izbor tekstova( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Serbian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate-dō moje życie by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karatedō ichiro : Aizōban by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Karate-dō kyōhan; the master text
Alternative Names
a Shōtō 1870-1956

Funakoshi, Gichin

Funakoshi, Gichin 1867?-1957

Funakoshi, Gichin 1868-1957

Funakoshi, Gichin 1868-1958

Funakoshi, Gichin 1870-1957

Funakoshi Gichin japanischer Karate-Gromeister, Begrnder der Stilrichtung Shōtōkan

Funakoshi, Shōtō

Funakoshi, Shōtō 1870-1956

Funakoshi Shōtō 1870-1957

Funakoši, Gičin 1868-1958

Funakosi Gicsin

Funakosi Gitin

Gichin Funakoshi.

Gichin Funakoshi 1870-1957

Gichin Funakoshi japoński mistrz karate

Gichin Funakoshi karateka e maestro di karate giapponese

Gichin Funakoshi Martial artist

Gičin Funakoši

Shōtō, 1870-1956

Shōtō 1870-1957

Гитин Фунакоси

Гитин Фунакоси 1869-1957

Гичин Фунакоши

Фунакоши Гичин 1869-1957

Ґітін Фунакосі

גיצ'ין פונאקושי

غيشن فوناكوشي

گیچین فوناکوشی

গিচিন ফুনাকোশি মার্শাল শিল্পী

གི་ཆིན་ཧྥུ་ན་ཀོ་ཤི།

გიჩინ ფუნაკოში

フナコシ, ギチン 1870-1957

フナコシ, ショウトウ

富名腰 義珍 1870-1957

松濤

船越 義珍 1870-1957

船越, 松濤

Languages
English (52)

Spanish (18)

Japanese (16)

French (15)

German (9)

Czech (3)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Polish (1)

Serbian (1)

Covers
Karate-dō nyūmon : the master introductory textThe twenty guiding principles of karate : the spiritual legacy of the masterThe essence of karateKarate Jutsu : the original teachings of Master FunakoshiKarate-dō : my way of lifeKarate Jutsu : las enseñanzas originales del Gran Maestro FunakoshiKarate Jutsu : the original teachings of Gichin Funakoshi