Karate-Do: My Way of Life - No Weapons Summary & Analysis

Gichin Funakoshi
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Gichin tells about Matsumura's defeat of another master without striking a blow to reveal the true meaning of karate. An engraver of about forty years old operates a shop in Naha. A younger man in his late twenties or thirties enters the shop. Both men are of good size and fighting spirit. The younger man has the piercing eyes of an eagle but seems pale and dejected from his recent loss of a client. The younger man has a pipe he wants engraved. The engraver politely asks the higher social-class visitor if he is Matsumura and would teach him karate. Matsumura no longer teaches, so the engraver, who is a well-known karate expert, asks for a match. They meet at five o'clock paced twelve yards apart. The engraver launches an attack that Matsumura repels by looking into his eye. He does not move...

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