By Lex Opdam

This work reflects the system of education from the School of Dai Sensei Meitoku Yagi named the Meibukan. The Meibukan, in an educational sense, originated from the teachings of “the Empty Hand” that Chojun Miyagi adopted in his Goju-ryu Karate system and passed over to his student in turn, Meitoku Yagi. Sensei Yagi developed the system further and gave these teachings a personal interpretation. The reader will find many historical photographs of great Okinawan Goju-ryu karate masters who were the pioneers of this unique martial art. The syllabus in this book serves as a technical manual in which history, origins, practice, and techniques are arranged in an orderly way, allowing the identity of the style to emerge. This syllabus offers deep background that not only will serve beginning karatekas by giving them a rational framework to grasp this martial art, but also more experienced karatekas, who may reinforce or augment their existing understanding of the style’s unique subtleties.
# 124 – US $24.95 – 7 x 10 – ISBN: 978-1-933901-29-9

Lex Opdam has been teaching Goju-ryu Karate-do as a black belt since 1988. After several years of experience as a teacher in karate, self-defense, and fitness, he started conducting classes for specialized groups such as problem children and elderly people. Lex Opdam received the title and rank of Renshi, Rokudan, Sixth degree black belt, by his teacher and karate pioneer Sensei Anthony Mirakian.


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