For many years, the karate style known as shito-ryu was relatively unknown outside Japan, even though it’s perhaps the most interesting of all the Japanese systems.
Shito-ryu is really a combination of several styles. For instance, it adopts the quick, strong moves of shotokan and blends them with the slow, heavy breathing aspects of goju-ryu.
Another noteworthy feature of shito-ryu is the emphasis that some of its instructors place on making their students proficient in kobudo (traditional weaponry), including the bo, sai, naginata and nunchaku.
One of shito-ryu’s most famous practitioners and teachers has been the legendary karate weapons master Fumio Demura.
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Having studied under Japanese master Ryusho Sakagami and Okinawan master Kenshin Taira, Fumio Demura won the All-Japan Karate Free-Fighting Championships (1961) and was voted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame — not once but twice (1969 Karate Instructor of the Year and 1975 Martial Artist of the Year).
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And for you movie buffs, he was the stunt double for Pat Morita (“Mr. Miyagi”) in The Karate Kid film series in the 1980s.
Fumio Demura’s expertise in empty-hand karate-do as well as karate weapons such as nunchaku, bo, sai and kama make him one of the most well-rounded traditional martial artists in the world. His documentation of lessons for the different facets of his martial arts training are legendary staples in martial arts libraries worldwide.
A wide variety of Fumio Demura’s books and DVDs are available in our online store at blackbeltmag.com/fumio.
Fumio Demura’s impressive collection of books and DVDs offer a masterful gateway into this karate weapons master’s proven methods for training, instruction and progressive refinement.
What will YOU do with the knowledge and experience that this bona fide master offers?
Karate Weapons Books by Fumio Demura
- Advanced Nunchaku
- Bo: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense
- Nunchaku: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense
- Sai: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense
- Tonfa: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense
Karate Weapons DVDs by Fumio Demura