Karate-Do: My Way of Life - Study Guide Entering the Way Summary & Analysis

Gichin Funakoshi
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This non-fiction book, with a Copyright date of 1975, takes place over the life of the author from 1868 to 1957 and is an autobiographical sketch of his life. Gichin Funakoshi is a karate master and scholar of the Chinese classics. He is born in Shuri, Okinawa and dies in Tokyo, Japan at the age of ninety years. Gichin devotes his whole life to the practice, development and promotion of Karate-do.

The author, Gichin Funakoshi admits to actual birth in 1868 but his official birth date is recorded as 1870. The Meiji Restoration begins in the same year in Edo, which is now called Tokyo, Japan. Gichin is born in Okinawa's capital of Shuri, which is located in the district of Yamakawa-cho. He falsifies his birth date to comply with a regulation. Applicants to the medical school entrance exam must be born in 1870 or later. Ironically...

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