Gichin Funakoshi (船越 義珍 Funakoshi Gichin , 10 November 1868-26 April 1957) was the founder of Shotokan, which is the most widely known school or style of karate. He is known as the "father of modern karate".
Selected works[change | change source]
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- 唐手術: 錬胆護身, 1925
- 空手道教範, 1935
- 空手道一路, 1956
- Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text, 1973
- The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate: The Spiritual Legacy of the Master, 1975
- Karate-Do: My Way of Life, 1975
- Karate-Do Nyumon: The Master Introductory Text. 1988
- Karate Jutsu: The Original Teachings of Master Funakoshi, 2001
- The Essence of Karate, 2010
References[change | change source]
- Japan Karate Association (JKA), "Supreme Master Funakoshi Gichin (1868-1957); excerpt,"Shoto was the literary first name he used when doing calligraphy and writing poetry. Shoto means “Pine Waves,” and refers to the sound of wind blowing through the pines"; retrieved 2012-11-9.
- WorldCat Identities: Funakoshi, Gichin 1870-1956; retrieved 2012-11-9.