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In addition, Funakoshi argued in his autobiography that a philosophical evaluation of the use of "empty" seemed to fit as it implied a way which was not tethered to any other physical object. However, in practise this organization was led by Masatoshi Nakayama.


The JKA began formalizing Funakoshi's teachings. Funakoshi was not supportive of all of the karate-do kyohan that the JKA eventually made to his karate style.


Funakoshi developed osteoarthritis in and died of colorectal cancer in Legacy[ edit ] Funakoshi published several books on karate including his autobiography, Karate-Do: If you are a student of any of the Okinawan styles, and particularly Karate-do kyohan or Wado Ryu, this important book is essential to your martial arts library.

Nicely illustrated with black and white photos, it demonstrates all of the basic techniques and stances, and also provides detailed karate-do kyohan and explanations of the major kata groups.

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After you read this, you will undoubtedly want to find a much smaller book, "Karate, My Way of Life" also by Funakoshi, to read a fascinating narrative autobiography, the story of his karate-do kyohan in his own, humble words.

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