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Portrait of Gichin Funakoshi 1993, pencil, from a photograph on the cover of a book, by Gichin Funakoshi entitled, "Karate-do My Way of Life" - by Sandra Ringo
Gichin Funakoshi is known as "the Father of Modern Karate-do" due in part to his tireless efforts to introduce and streamline karate teachings in the public schools of Japan. Through these efforts karate knowledge and practices have spread throughout the world. This book is worth reading even if you are not a practioner of karate-do. The book describes his childhood and young adult life in Okinawa, his journey to refine and spread the art of karate, and his philosophy and personality. If you are a practioner of karate-do you will gain new knowledge and understanding into Master Funakoshi's intrepretation of the fine art of self defense. The book is readily available at local bookstores and online.
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