The AUTHENTIC MARTIAL DISCIPLINES OF CHINA, JAPAN AND OKINAWA

Welcome to CFA Magazine

setting the standard in martial arts journalism

Classical Fighting Arts magazine is a periodical distributed by direct mail to subscribers, and through the major book chains such as Barnes & Noble, Hastings Entertainment, etc. Distribution in North America and Canada is by the largest US distributors, Ingram Periodicals Inc. While every effort is made to publish at quarterly intervals, a greater emphasis is placed on quality of content than strict adherence to publishing deadlines.

Volume 2 #16


Cover: Tsuyoshi Uechi Sensei 9th Dan
Isshin Ryu.

Volume 2 #17


Cover: Minoru Higa 10th Dan Hanshi, Kobayashi Ryu.

Volume 2 #18


Cover: Morio Higaonna 10th Dan Hanshi
Goju Ryu.

Volume 2 #19


Cover: Isamu Arakaki 10th Dan Hanshi Kobayashi Ryu.

Volume 2 #20


Cover: Zenpo Shimabukuro 10th Dan Hanshi Shorin Ryu.

Volume 2 #21


Cover: Yoshio Kuba Sensei 9th Dan
Goju Ryu.

Volume 2 #22


Cover: Seisho Itokazu Sensei 10th Dan
Uechi Ryu.

Volume 2 #23


Cover: Tsutomu Nakahodo Sensei
10th Dan Uechi Ryu

 

 

 

Volume 2 #24


Cover: Eiki Kurashita 10th Dan Hanshi
Goju Ryu.

Volume 2 #25


Cover: Morio Higaonna 10th Dan Hanshi
Goju Ryu.

Volume 2 #26


Cover: Inside the Japan Karate Association, Tokyo

Volume 2 #27


Cover: Takenobu Uehara Sensei
10th Dan Uechi Ryu

 

 

Comprehensive Coverage of the Martial Arts of Japan, Okinawa and China

 

The Classical Fighting Arts team of contributing editors and technical advisors—which includes many of the greatest living martial arts masters and researchers—produces material of unequalled quality and depth. So much so that in 2010 it won the Award for Literary Excellence from the Okinawan Prefectural Karate Do Federation.

 

If you are seeking accurate, professionally researched material that is also an enjoyable and stimulating read, CFA should be your magazine of choice.

 

Contents of vol.2 #27 Issue #50

 

An Interview with Takenobu Uehara Uechi Ryu 10th Dan Hanshi
Yoshitaka Funakoshi: Father of Shotokan Karate?
by Graham Noble

 

Memories of the Oyama Dojo
by Graham Noble

 

Bushido: The Way of the Knight
by Guy H. Power, MA (U.S. Army Ret.)

 

The Role of Boxing in Ming Period Martial Arts
by Stanley Henning, MA

 

The Bujutsu-Budo Stereotype
by Dr. Jeffrey K. Mann, Ph.D

 

Japan Karate Association Report
by Dr. David H. Hooper, Ph.D Tokyo, Japan

 

 

"Classical Fighting Arts is the only martial arts  magazine I read. I am always impressed by the quality and historic value of the articles and accompanying photographs. Classical Fighting Arts gets back to the source of the martial arts.”
   — Charles C. Goodin, Hawaii Karate Museum

 

News & Updates

All issues of CFA magazine from 1-24 are now available for download at cfa-digital.com

 

 


Vol. 2 #27 Issue 50

 

 

CFA Seminars in Japan & Okinawa

Fall 2014
October 4th -14th.

 

Spring 2015

March 28th - April 7th.

 

World Goju Ryu Centenary Celebration, Okinawa, Japan.
October 3rd - 13th 2015

 

Accepting applications now for all events at www.karatedata.org or by calling: 1. 800.717. 6288

and by e-mail: seminars@classicalfightingarts.org

 

 

Classical Fighting Arts magazine Vol 3 #1 Issue 51 is currently in production.

 

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