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A Stroll Along Ryukyu Martial Arts History by [Quast, Andreas]
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Based on his acclaimed previous studies, the author here presents a synopsis of the development of Ryukyu martial arts. The events described herein are all real, that is, they are all historical. Strolling along the chronology of martial arts of Ryukyu provenance, a large number of verified events are not only detailed, but also decorated with dozens of precious illustrations. As such "A Stroll Along Ryukyu Martial Arts History" is for martial arts practitioners as much as it is for aficionados of history and Asia. It simply provides a pristine ground to stand on for the practitioner who wishes to understand the primordial origins of Ryukyu martial arts.
For those who read “Karate 1.0”: this new book here provides a synopsis of Karate 1.0 plus the “chronology (Part VII)” without significant changes. It is an easier read without all the reasoning and footnotes, but instead with 80 illustrations to make it more suitable for the general public, and not only academic people.

About the Author

Andreas Quast is the author of "Karate 1.0" (2013), "A Stroll Along Ryukyu Martial Arts History" (2015), and "King Wu Once Buckled on his Armor" (2016), among others. Unpretentious and industrious, he has certificates as a skilled mechanic (ICC), state-certified engineer in mechanical engineering (technical college), health and safety officer (technical college), and technical writer (tekom), with practical experience as a florist, heavy duty welder, paraglider, bartender, SAP coordinator, antiquarian bookseller, guitar player, author and publisher, football player etc.pp. Living in Dusseldorf, Germany, he's been digging through archives around the globe in search for literary truffles of Okinawa Karate and Kobudo, the findings of which he publishes for an international audience in a unique way on his popular blog ryukyu-bugei.com. His activities in martial arts, which included about 2 years in Japan and Okinawa, resulted in a number of prestiguous awards for his ongoing research (International Ryukyu Karate Research Society, Ryukyu no Kaze Society), a drawer of certificates (Jiu-jitsu, Karate, Ryukyu Kobudo, Mugai-ryu Iaido, Hachiman-ryu Battojutsu), and a network of likeminded friends and colleagues around the globe. After more than 15 years of study into the subject, he also contributed an analysis featured in the new edition of "Bubishi: The Classic Manual of Combat," written by world-famous practitioner and researcher Patrick McCarthy, released June 2016. Turning 50 years of age in 2016, Quast claims "It's about halftime!"In 2011 he performed Kobudo at the German Okinawan Festival held in Okinawa, which was well received by the German ambassador to Japan as well as the German Honorary Consul to Okinawa. His unquenchable passion for various martial arts of Ryukyuan provenance results in regular print and online publications frequently reaching an international audience. With two decades of practical experience, extensive travel, and published research he still considers himself being merely on the verge of understanding Ryukyu martial arts. The author is a certified engineer, technical writer, and antiquarian bookseller living in Dusseldorf, Germany, where he continues his training and research."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Y5T4MP6
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5.0 out of 5 stars and presented in an easy to read format 2 July 2015
By Martin O'Malley - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellently researched, and presented in an easy to read format. Another great job from Andreas, and I definitely recommend it to all interested in Okinawan History and Okinawan Martial Arts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A major contribution to the field of Okinawan historical and ... 22 June 2015
By C. M. Clarke - Published on Amazon.com
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A major contribution to the field of Okinawan historical and martial arts history marred only by two small faults, the lack of source notes and excessive repetition that could have been caught by a little tighter editing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A deep unique interesting look into Ryukyuan military history – Very recommended! 5 July 2016
By Itzik - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a unique and refreshing book with a deep look to Ryukyuan Kingdom’s military history. As someone who researches a similar subject I enjoyed to read and to appreciate the information, which is rare to find. The writer had done great effort and well succeeds to write an interesting book and I definitely recommend to purchase and read it.
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a great book though shorter than his Karate 1 2 October 2016
By Dr. G - Published on Amazon.com
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Breaking Points: Using History, Maxims and Modern Science to Understand Kata this is a great book though shorter than his Karate 1.0 something anyone interested in learning about the pre-karate should have read
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 May 2016
By C.M.Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent and insightful work
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