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Funakoshi, Gichin 1870-1956

Overview
Works: 54 works in 165 publications in 8 languages and 1,738 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gichin Funakoshi
Karate-dō kyōhan; the master text by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen kata ("forms") of karate--the art of self-defense without weapons--are presented here in complete detail
Karate-dō nyūmon : the master introductory text by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and German and held by 213 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 held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gichin Funakoshi is a legendary figure and the founder of Shotokan karate, the most popular style of Japanese karate, with millions of practitioners worldwide. In The Essence of Karate, Funakoshi creates, in his own words, a narrative of modern karate. He explains the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings and includes memories of his own training, as well as recollections of other karate masters and the history of the martial art. He also discusses the importance of winning without fighting, and the reason why many great martial artists improve with age
Karate Jutsu : the original teachings of Master Funakoshi by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linking the time when karate was a strictly Okinawan art of self-defense shrouded in the deepest secrecy and the present day, when it has become a martial art practiced throughout the world, is Gichin Funakoshi, the "Father of Karate-do." Out of modesty, he was reluctant to write this autobiography and did not do so until he was nearly ninety years of age. Trained in the Confucian classics, he was a schoolteacher early in life, but after decades of study under the foremost masters, he gave up his livelihood to devote the rest of his life to the propagation of the Way of Karate. Under his guidance, techniques and nomenclature were refined and modernized, the spiritual essence was brought to the fore, and karate evolved into a true martial art
Karate dô kyôhan le texte fondateur sur la voie de la main vide by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

11 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To-te jitsu by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karaté-do nyumon : l'essence du karaté by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 13 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
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 13 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
Les vingt préceptes directeurs du karaté-dô : le legs spirituel du maître by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'essence du karaté by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 12 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 : las enseñanzas originales del Gran Maestro Funakoshi by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate-dō nyūmon : el texto introductorio del Gran Maestro by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryūkyū kenpō karate by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karatedō ichiro by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 4 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

Los veinte principios rectores del kárate : el legado espiritual del gran maestro by Gichin Funakoshi( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 3 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Karate-dō kyōhan; the master text
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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-dō nyūmon : el texto introductorio del Gran MaestroLos veinte principios rectores del kárate : el legado espiritual del gran maestro
Alternative Names
Funakoshi, Gichin

Funakoshi, Gichin 1867?-1957

Funakoshi, Gichin 1868-1957

Funakoshi, Gichin 1868-1958

Funakoshi, Gichin 1870-1957

Funakoshi Gichin japanischer Karate-Großmeister, Begründer der Stilrichtung Shōtōkan

Funakoshi, Shōtō

Funakoshi, Shōtō 1870-1956

Funakoshi Shōtō 1870-1957

Funakoši, Gičin 1868-1958

Funakoši, Gičina 1868-1957

Funakoši, Gičins 1868-1957

Funakosi Gicsin

Funakosi Gitin

Gichin Funakoshi.

Gichin Funakoshi 1870-1957

Gichin Funakoshi Fondateur du karaté shotokan

Gichin Funakoshi Japanese karateka

Gichin Funakoshi Japans karateka (1868-1957)

Gichin Funakoshi japoński mistrz karate

Gichin Funakoshi karateka e maestro di karate giapponese

Gichin Funakoshi karateka japonés

Gichin Funakoshi Martial artist

Gičin Funakoši

Shōtō 1870-1956

Shōtō 1870-1957

Гитин Фунакоси

Гитин Фунакоси 1869-1957

Гичин Фунакоши

Фунакоси, Гитин

Фунакоши Гичин

Фунакоши, Гичин 1868-1957

Фунакоши Гичин 1869-1957

Ґітін Фунакосі

Գիտին Ֆունակոսի կարատեի մասնագետ

גיצ'ין פונאקושי

פונקושי, ג'יצ'ין, 1868-1957

غيشن فوناكوشي

غيشن فوناكوشي لاعب كاراتيه ياباني

گیچین فوناکوشی

গিচিন ফুনাকোশি মার্শাল শিল্পী

གི་ཆིན་ཧྥུ་ན་ཀོ་ཤི།

გიჩინ ფუნაკოში

フナコシ, ギチン

フナコシ, ギチン 1870-1957

フナコシ, ショウトウ

富名腰, 義珍 1868-1957

富名腰 義珍 1870-1957

富名越, 義珍

松濤

船越, 義珍

船越, 義珍 1868-1957

船越 義珍 1870-1957

船越, 松濤

Languages
English (62)

Spanish (18)

Japanese (15)

French (13)

German (12)

Czech (3)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)