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Rare Karate Book At Auction

One of the rarest Karate books is up for auction. Please see:


It appears to be Ryukyu Kenpo Karate by Gichin Funakoshi, originally published in 1922 (arguably the first Karate book ever published).

I would love to acquire it for the Hawaii Karate Museum Collection, but it is beyond our means. If we cannot acquire it, I hope that one of our readers might acquire it for their own collection. But please confirm its authenticity, publishing date, version, condition, etc. I cannot confirm that information.

That is one of the 20 or so books we are seeking for the museum collection. Perhaps one day.


Charles C. Goodin