Ryukyu

Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands: The First Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Ryukyu Island Chain

Robert Walker, "Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands: The First Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Ryukyu Island Chain"
ISBN: 4805312335 | 2014 | EPUB/PDF | 288 pages | 36 MB/22 MB

Raid 06, The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609  

Posted by rolipcp at Dec. 19, 2010
Raid 06, The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609

Raid 06, The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609
Author: Stephen Turnbull, Illustrated by: Richard Hook, Donato Spedaliere
Osprey Publishing | November 2009 | ISBN-10: 1846034426 | 64 Pages | PDF | 5.55 MB

Osprey Publishing Description:

A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) in 1609 is one of the most extraordinary episodes in samurai history and the culmination of centuries of rivalry between the two powers. The defeat of the Shimazu at Sekigahara in 1600, and their need to win favour with the new Shogun, led them to hatch an audacious plot to attack the islands on the Shogun’s behalf and bring back the king of Ryukyu as a hostage. Stephen Turnbull gives a blow-by-blow account of the operation, from the daring Shimazu amphibious landing, to their rapid advance overland, and the tactical feigned retreat that saw the Shimazu defeat the Okinawan army and kidnap their king in spectacular fashion. With a detailed background and specially commissioned artwork, the scene is set for a dramatic retelling of this fascinating raid.
VA - BAR Tokyo: Classic & New Japanese Flavours (2008) 2CD

VA - BAR Tokyo: Classic & New Japanese Flavours (2008) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 830 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 02:15:16
Genre: Japanese Traditions, J-Pop | Label: Demon Music/Nascente | # NSBARCD 028

2008 two CD set. From its humble beginnings as the small fishing village of Edo, to the megacity of Tokyo with a population of over 12 million, Japan's capital city is one of the world's most exciting cultural epicenters. Musically the Japanese are cultural magpies, but they also have their own rich traditions. This compilation celebrates a mix of the two and includes everything from the exciting ska rock of The Beaches, the twisted electronic dub of Oki and the Ryukyu Underground to meditative Buddhist chants. 30 tracks. Nascente.
Pimsleur Japanese Levels 1 to 4: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese

Pimsleur Japanese Levels 1 to 4: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese
120 Lessons + 110 Readings | MP3, PDF | ISBN-10: 1442386495 | total size: 2.3 GB
5% Recovery Record | Language: English/Japanese

Japanese is spoken by about approximately 122 million people in Japan. There are also speakers in the Ryukyu Islands, Korea, Taiwan, parts of the US, and Brazil. Pimsleur’s Japanese teaches a polite level of Japanese appropriate for most situations in Japan. Learn Japanese today with Pimsleur.

Japanese 1,2,3: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese  

Posted by FenixN at June 26, 2012
Japanese 1,2,3: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese

Japanese 1,2,3: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese
3xAudio CD in MP3 / Japanese: MP3, 128 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: ~45 hours | 1.67 GB
PDF Guides
Genre: Japanese language

Japanese is spoken by about 130 million people, 122 million of whom are in Japan. There are also speakers in the Ryukyu Islands, Korea, Taiwan, parts of the United States, and Brazil. Pimsleur's Japanese teaches a polite level of Japanese, which is appropriate for use in most situations in Japan.

Kyusho Jitsu - Jack Hogan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at May 27, 2011
Kyusho Jitsu - Jack Hogan

Kyusho Jitsu - Jack Hogan
DVDRip | English | AVI | 720 x 576 | XviD ~1500 kbps | 25 fps
MP3 | 160 kbps | 48.0 KHz | 2 channels | 2.08 GB
Genre: elearning / Martial Arts

Martial Arts Instructor, Jack Hogan, holds an ninth degree Black Belt in Ryukyu Kempo Karate and fifth degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. Hogan's eighth degree was awarded by a board of internationally known Masters that includes Professor Wally Jay, 10th Dan / Master Remy Presas, 10th Dan/ Master Leo Fong, 10th Dan and Master George Dillman, 9th Dan. Hogan, 55, began studying the martial arts in the early 60's but it wasn't until 1974 that he fully dedicated himself to karate. He was active in tournament competition until 1979. His main emphasis, however, has been on teaching.

Discovery Firm Okinawan Tradition ACID WAV BATTERY REX  

Posted by orientazure at Jan. 22, 2011
Discovery Firm Okinawan Tradition ACID WAV BATTERY REX

Discovery Firm Okinawan Tradition ACID WAV BATTERY REX | 351 Mb

A symbol of Okinawan tradition, the "Sanshin," is an instrument used to create mystical sounds. The "Sanba," known as Ryukyu castanet, punctuates the rhythms, while the Fue (flute), Yubi Fue (flute), and Taiko (drum), and vocals complete the complex, rich texture of the genre. Get it all on this outstanding CD.

Fuyuhiko Nishi: High kick girl (2009)  Video

Posted by mal11lam at Feb. 17, 2010
Fuyuhiko Nishi: High kick girl (2009)

High kick girl - Fuyuhiko Nishi (2009)
Japanese | Subtitle: none | 1:21:16 | 624 x 352| DiVX | MP3 – 130 kbps |700 MB
Genre: Action/Drama

Fuyuhiko Nishi's "High Kick Girl!" is a sometimes interesting throwback to 70's martial arts films like "Gekitotsu! Satsujin Ken AKA The Street Fighter" and "Onna Hissatsu Ken AKA Sister Streetfighter" but ultimately fails to provide enough thrills or drama to keep viewers entertained. What we are left with is a plot-less and somewhat boring film whose only trump card is watching cute new comer Takeda Rina kick-ass quite impressively.
Takeda Rina is the latest in a wave of cute, martial artists breaking into the movie scene. In the last couple of years we saw the debut of two similarly lithe and deadly cuties in Luxia Jiang (star of "Coweb" and winner of Jackie Chan's "The Disciple" HK reality show) and Jeeja Yanin (Thai martial arts phenome and star of "Chocolate" and "Raging Phoenix"). Takeda certainly has the skills of an up-and-coming martial arts star being a 1st degree (Ichi Dan) Black Belt in Karate with the Ryukyu/Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Genshin Kai. With her tall lanky frame and long legs, Takeda's specialty seems to be high kicks to the heads of opponents, earning her the movie's title.
Takeda's impressive high kicks and cute face however can't save this "one trick pony" of a movie which suffers under the weight of a weak story and some terrible acting.