The Book: Okinawan Kobudo

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As Chairman and Founder IMKA, Sensei Guarelli has set out to preserve the history and teach the techniques of the Matayoshi style to students and Sensei around the world. As part of this goal, he wrote Okinawan Kobudo: The history Tools and Techniques of the Ancient Martial now available in English from Skyhorse Publishing. This book delves deep into the history of Okinawan martial arts and includes many rare photographs, never before seen, and granted to Sensei Guarelli by the Matayoshi family.

Of particular interest to martial arts reader will be the full color, technique by technique photographic instruction of Eku no kata and the bunkai (fighting application, Eku/oar against bo-jutsu) with written instruction as well. Available at booksellers including

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