Free KARATEbyJesse eBook! – The Matsuyama Theory (feat. Sensei Patrick McCarthy)

By Jesse | 19 Comments

I’m going to try something I’ve never done before.

Right here, right now.

Ready?

Here goes:

A FREE eBook.

And NOT just ANY eBook!

This is something out of the ordinary!

Actually, it’s a world-exclusive.

That’s right – the super distilled Karate info contained in this eBook has never been publicly revealed like this before. And, as if that’s not enough, it features pretty me alongside world-famous Karate historian/researcher Patrick McCarthy – in fact, this eBook has been in the making for roughly three months! That’s how long it takes to dwell into the dephts of the evolution of Karate in general, and the Matsuyama Theory in particular.

“The Matsuyama what-now?” I hear you asking.

And that’s precisely why you really need to read this eBook right now.

Because nothing I write here can possibly compare to actually reading the darn thing for yourself.

So download it here, NOW!

I mean, just when you thought the history of Karate was way too complex to even understand – along comes the Matsuyama Theory and fills in the holes. Amazing.

We, meaning me and sensei McCarthy, truly hope that you guys will enjoy this eBook immensely and pass it on to as many Karate enthusiasts as possible. Sharing is caring.

By the way, why did I make this into an eBook and not a “regular” article?

Well, simply because fitting 7000 words into this blog would be a pain in the a$$. It’s like 34 friggin’ pages!

The Man Himself.

Also, I had taken tons of actual photos in the actual Matsuyama Park (during my visit to Okinawa earlier this year) and I really wanted to show off my mad Photoshop skills (you’ll see once you read it) in the illustrations. I hope you enjoy them.

Lastly, apart from being “just” an eBook, this is my personal tribute to hanshi McCarthy (who I’ve known almost exactly half of my life, for the record). His work, spanning from books like the The Bible of Karate: Bubishi (although his translation and compilation of Choki Motobu’s ‘Watashi no Karate-jutsu’ is my personal favorite) to his bunkai-jutsu, truly provided a breeding ground for a lot of my initial ideas; particularly on bunkai, history, self-defense, Japanese culture and other “thinking outside of the box”-Karate stuff.

So if you thought that I was a Karate Nerd™, well, you’d better check out sensei McCarthy in this free eBook.

Enough talking.

Let’s get to business.

(Well, giving something away for $0.00 isn’t really business, but still.)

Below you’ll find the exclusive download for the (now probably over-hyped) KbJ ‘Matsuyama Theory’ eBook (.pdf format). It’s totally FREE for you to read, share and enjoy – and we truly hope it will be of great awesomeness to you and everyone you share it with.

Hopefully, it will provide a couple of “blinding glimpses of the obvious” for everyone interested!

This one’s on the house!

Here you go:

 

DOWNLOAD The Matsuyama Theory – Free KbJ eBook

 

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PS. When you’re done reading and sharing – feel free to leave a comment below!

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19 Comments

  1. Dan

    October 6, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Sounds promissing. I’ll download it now and then come back with screams of awesomeness, eh?

  2. Dan

    October 6, 2011 at 3:18 am

    AOMGICANTBAELIEVEITITSAWESOMENESSONDIGITALPAPER… (I did promise screams, right? =D)

    Gotta tell you, Jesse-san, great work. It’s fun to read, but also very interesting and informative. Can’t help but get a bit curious on how’s Quanfa doing on these modern days.

    • Jesse

      October 6, 2011 at 3:47 am

      Hey Dan, you’re a quick reader! :) Thanks for the feedback -- but when it comes to old-school Quanfa and its related practised perhaps somebody else can fill you in, as I’ve yet to visit China myself!

  3. Diego Romero

    October 6, 2011 at 6:22 am

    nice! (also lol @ motobu training away from all the others in the last image)

    btw, is your stealth chopper a stealth krotty chopper?

    • Jesse

      October 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

      Yes, poor old Motobu… ;)

  4. Daniel

    October 6, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Easy reading, mind blowing…. been working on the concept for about a decade, really nice to see it written.

    • Jesse

      October 6, 2011 at 11:46 am

      Daniel-san; glad to hear there’s more of us!

  5. Szilard

    October 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    How did the cultural revolution treat kung fu in China? Did it support it or suppress? Possibly the origins are eradicated, or there might have been a strong enough attempt to do so. If you decapitate a local stile, the low level kata will be still there, only the high level kata will be lost. This is kinda what we see today in China, right?

  6. Sebastian

    October 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    The screams of awesomeness in Dan’s comment pretty much sums it up, awesome work *thumbs up*

  7. Matt

    October 6, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Nice work! PM is a valuable resource.

  8. herrle 58

    October 7, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Well done and really fun-to-read again!
    I didn´t know about the matsuyama. About the rest…well, how t f could Mc Carthy Sensei read my mind??? ;-)

  9. jaakko

    October 8, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Fantastic read! I’ve visited Matsuyama koen whenever I’ve been to Okinawa, namely because its close to our honbu dojo, and to see the Chojun Miyagi monument, but I had no idea it was so steeped in karate lore. I do recall seeing some people doing karate there, so its safe to say that even now, the memory is being kept alive if only just a little.

  10. Scot

    October 12, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    It’s interesting this information is finally getting out. Hokama Hanshi has been talking about this for a long long time.

  11. Patrick McCarthy

    October 15, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Hi Jesse san,

    Thanks for posting the interview … I love what you’ve done with it “;-) Keep up the great work.

    If you get the chance please drop by here for a visit, too: http://web.me.com/patrick_mccarthy/Personal_Web_Site/Blog/Blog.html I don’t post often but you might find something of interest there -- Tanmei

  12. ILuvShitoRyu

    June 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Very insightful…

    And reinforces my belief that all the “Japanese” martial arts styles compliment and reinforce each other.

  13. Robert Chu

    August 28, 2012 at 2:23 am

    It makes sense. I taught Wing Chun Kuen and Hung Ga Kuen in Los Angeles’ Monterey Park’s Barnes Park, a city with a very large Chinese population for nine years. Chinese get up early to walk, jog, dance, do qigong, and local Chinese boxing methods, or just catch up gossiping. Its no secret that a large park would attract the descendants of the Ming Dynasty “36” families to catch up, practice together and speak Chinese, while perhaps entertaining some Okinawan friends to engage in practice also.

    I wholeheartedly support Mr. McCarthy’s “theory”.

  14. Ralph

    December 8, 2012 at 1:56 am

    How can anyone place any credibility in an over weight, pot belled martial artist? i.e. McCarthy.

    Obviously such instructors need to start practising what they preach, put aside the KJC and beer and get up at 5am and do running!

    We need martial artists that set a lifestyle example for future generations.

    Its sad and sickening what is happening today!

  15. Térence Inzanga MAPANGOU

    March 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    i (Térence Inzanga MAPANGOU) am a 4 Dan from International Karatedo DOSHINKAN.
    And i just want to thank you for the work of research you did to be capable to share all of your knowledge with the whole world.
    Thank a lot!

    Je voudrais juste vous remercier pour le travail de recherche accompli, et pour l’initiative du partage de vos connaissances avec l’ensemble des pratiquants que le monde possède.
    Merci beaucoup!

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