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Patrick McCarthy

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Patrick McCarthy is a Japan-accredited instructor Hanshi 9th Dan writer and founding director of the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society est 1989 in Japan. He has published numerous books, articles/papers, etc., and a collection of educational DVDs, which focus on the nature and application of his historical and technical studies of, “The Old-Ways.“

One-On-One With Hanshi Patrick McCarthy

Ben Ryder interviews Patrick McCarthy about his life in Japan, his training and research and theories in the martial arts. BR: Whilst you are most...

Think Outside the Box

Sometimes you don't know how to fit in until you break out.  Breaking out is necessary to penetrate deeper within. Introduction At 54 years old, Patrick...

Azato Anko: A Short Story About My Teacher by Gichin Funikoshi

Azato Anko: A Short Story About My Teacher by Gichin Funikoshi Translated & Edited by Patrick & Yuriko McCarthy Part One Part Two Okinawan Karate Master, governor, military chief....

Patrick McCarthy Koryu Uchinadi

Patrick McCarthy Hanshi, is a 5th generation student of Uchinadi with an impeccable lineage of Okinawan instructors, starting with his teacher Kinjo Hiroshi and...

52 Blocks or Jailhouse Rock

By Phil Elmore ~ Jailhouse Rock, Comstock, Closing Gates, or 52 Blocks is alleged to be a prison fighting system — a martial art...

Peter Ralston’s Cheng Hsin?

The Chinese words cheng hsin (pronounced "cheng shin") loosely translate as "truth" and "being" - an appropriate title for a body of work that...

Azato Anko: A Short Story About My Teacher Part One

Azato's School Days and Martial Arts Part One By Gichen Funakoshi Translated & Edited by Patrick & Yuriko McCarthy Editor's Note: This article is the first of two...

Azato Anko: A Short Story About My Teacher Part Two

The Two-Story Shoulders of Kanna Part Two Azato's Political Force The Lesson in Azato Village By Gichen Funakoshi Translated & Edited by Patrick & Yuriko McCarthy Editor's Note: This article...

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