Tsuyoshi Chitose, Hanshi 10th dan, first released
the book Kempo Karate-do in Japan in 1957. For
over 40 years now, the book has sat quietly . . . waiting
for someone to take the time to complete an English translation.
Now, for the first time ever, this task has been completed
and the English language translation of Kempo Karate-do
is finally available.
When this book was originally released in Japan, Chitose
Sensei was among the key individuals working towards the
spread of Karate-do. Kempo Karate-do was written
to help facilitate this process. Now, with this new English
translation, Karate students of all styles can learn from
Dr. Chitose's thoughts concerning the role, importance,
and techniques of Karate-do during this pivotal time of
the release of Kempo Karate-do, we
finally have access to the words of Chitose
Tsuyoshi, Hanshi and Judan, founder of Chito
Ryu Karate-do. With O-Sensei now gone his
writings may be the only way many will gain
insight into what Chito Ryu is. He was a major
contributor to post-war karate and its growth
in the modern era, having taught many who
in turn took his Chito Ryu to an international
level. My hope is that through his written
work you too may gain an insight into this
senior karate leader's love for his art.
translator, Christopher Johnston, has made every effort
not to interpret or update the words of Dr.
Chitose in any way. He has presented Chitose Senseis
writing directly and has produced a translation that is
remarkable for its ease of readability.
Kempo Karate-do includes:
Detailed genealogy charts
of basic techniques
English-Japanese list of names
This historic book also includes Forewords by Masami
Tsuruoka, Hanshi, William J. Dometrich, Hanshi,
and Michael Colling Sensei. Tsuruoka Hanshi and
Dometrich Hanshi are the two most senior direct students
of Dr. Chitose in North America, and Colling Sensei is
recognized as the leading Western historian on the life
of Tsuyoshi Chitose.
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