Patrick McCarthy is one of the few foreigners to teach karate-do in Japan. Moreover, he is recognized worldwide as one of the foremost authorities on the civil fighting traditions of Okinawa. He is also the first Westerner ever to be awarded the coveted Kyoshi 7th Dan Teacher's License from the Kyoto's prestigious Dai Nippon Butokukai. He has been practicing karate-do since the 1960s, and also studied a variety of Chinese, Southeast Asian, and western fighting arts. He is a 9th Dan and is also the author of Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts Volumes 1 and 2.
"Patrick McCarthy is the foremost Western historian of karate-do."
-Fighting Arts International
"Overall, this book is very well done, and the additions provide valuable insights into the origins and development of the Bubishi. This has long been a staple of karate research material, and I believe that it will continue to be so." -Karate Obsession blog
"This work is a milestone of epic proportions which will help to bridge the gap between Chinese and Okinawan culture." -Traditional Karate blog
"If you are a serious Martial Artist, no matter what your current level or background, this text is vital for you." -Evan Pantazi, Sensei, founder of Kyusho.com blog
"The Bubishi remains an indispensable tome for the serious Karate enthusiast." -Joe Swift, karate historian & researcher & founder of Tokyo Mushinkan school
"Patrick McCarthy's research is both comprehensive and meticulous...a welcome addition to any martial arts library." -Karate International school
"...a must-own if you are neck deep in your Karate, Kung Fu, or Taekwondo education, and will give you a deeper appreciation of the roots of where whatever martial art you do know came from." -Matthew Kaplowitz, Fight Nerd
"The Bubishi's message is timeless. Its wisdom boundless." - Jesse Enkamp, founder of KARATEbyJesse.com blog