My Life in the Art of Shorin Ryu Matsubayashi Ryu Karate

by Kyoshi Anthony Ferguson

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/9/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781504394796
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781504394819
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781504394802

About the Book

Anthony Ferguson’s love of martial arts began when he was a little boy growing up in Miami, Florida. There he would go with his brother to see kung fu movies at the theater every Saturday. As a teenager, Ferguson decided he needed to know how to defend himself from an attack after a bad experience, and fate drew him to a school that taught the style of Shorin-Ryu Matsubayashi-Ryu karate. Shortly after graduating from high school, he earned his first-degree black belt, and he has never looked back. Now he recalls his lifelong journey in practicing Shorin-Ryu karate. Using his personal narrative, he hopes to encourage others to learn about this martial art and the benefits it can bring to those who study it: discipline, focus, respect for others, self-control, and awareness. In this memoir, one man shares the story of his path in the martial arts from student to master and recounts how studying karate as a teenager changed his life for the better.

About the Author

Kyoshi Anthony Ferguson is an eighth-degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Matsubayshi Ryu karate. He has been studying martial arts for over thirty-eight years. He is the senior student of Taiseikan Shorin Ryu Karate Dojo, founded by Henshi Moises and Benny Colon, and continues to practice and teach both children and adults. He currently lives in Miami, Florida.