Breaking News! Tobey Stansbury Sensei translation of a classic book by Toyama Kanken Dai Shihan is nearing completion
Introduction to Karate-Do: Its Inner Techniques and Secret Arts
The groundbreaking words of Toyama Kanken (1888-1966) are presented for the first time ever in English. Introduction to Karate-Do: Its Inner Techniques and Secret Arts contains information from not just one, but multiple publications of Toyama Sensei's captivating text. Featuring pictures from different books at different points in Toyama Kanken Sensei's life, you will be able to compare the progression of his art through each page. This book is extremely rare even in its native Japanese language, so it makes a treasured addition to the canon of books on the Okinawan art of Karate-Do.
In this blog I would like to answer some of your questions about the book. In addition, there are a variety of photos and interesting stories that have not found entry into the book. Furthermore, the blog should serve to give you new historical insights immediately, so you do not have to wait for the second edition of my book.