Hawaii Karate Seinenkai
Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada in 1954, Patrick McCarthy began the study of Judo under Carl "Dutchie" Schell in 1965. Whiile he took a few Karate lessons from visiting instructors at the Saint John YMCA in 1967, he formally began the study of Karate the next year under Adrian Gomes.
Over the years, McCarthy has trained with many of the most senior Karate, Ju Jutsu and other martial arts instructors in the world. His primary Karate instructors have been Richard Kim and Hiroshi Kinjo (student of Chomo Hanashiro). His primary Ju Jutsu instructor has been Wally Jay (student of Henry Seishiro Okazaki), and he also received Ju Jutsu instruction from Richard Kim and Yoshio Sugino.
For many years, McCarthy competed successfully in a wide range of Karate events. But it is perhaps as a researcher and writer that he has become most well known. He has written (and/or translated) an incredible number of articles and several books that have already become classics, including:
- English translation of Watashi no Karate Jutsu (Choki Motobu, 1932) entitled Karate: My Art, by Patrick and Yuriko McCarthy. 2002.
- Karate-Do Tanpenshu, compiled and translated by Patrick and Yuriko McCarthy. 2001.
- English translation of Okinawa no Karate Sumo Meijin-Den (Shoshin Nagamine, 1986) entitled Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters, translated by Patrick McCarthy. 2000.
- Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi, Volume 1, by Patrick and Yuriko McCarthy. 1999.
- Ancient Okinawan Martial Arts: Koryu Uchinadi, Volume 2, by Patrick and Yuriko McCarthy. 1999.
- The Bible of Karate: Bubishi, by Patrick McCarthy. 1995.
- Essay: Karate-Do Gaisetsu (reprint), Outline of Karate-Do, by Chojun Miyagi. Published March 23, 1934. Reprint published in 1999 by Patrick McCarthy.
- Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Untold Story of Kenwa Mabuni and Shitoryu Karatedo, by Patrick McCarthy. 1994.
- Classical Kata of Okinawan Karate, by Patrick McCarthy. 1987
- Publisher of The Uchinadi Journal (formerly known as The Koryu Journal).
Secrets of Okinawan Karate & Kobudo
(DVDs #1 - #14)
Donated by Sensei Patrick McCarthy
Arakaki Seisan #2
Kenpo Jutsu #4
Kata Bunkai Part I #5
Kata Bunkai Part II #6
Kata Bunkai Part III #7
Kata Bunkai Part IV #8
Source of Karate #10
Nage Waza #13
Ne Waza #14
McCarthy, who now resides in Australia, also teaches seminars around the world and has produced numerous videos and DVDs covering the technical and historical aspects of Karate and Kobudo. Much more information about him can be obtained in his article entitled Thinking Outside of the Box at his Ryukyu Karatejutsu Kokusai Kenkyukai (International Ryukyu Karate-jutsu Research Society).
McCarthy has also been a very generous supporter of the Hawaii Karate Seinenkai and the Hawaii Karate Museum. He has visited Hawaii a number of times, including in December 1984, when he competed and placed in a tournament sponsored by the Hawaii Karate Congress.
The Hawaii Karate Seinenkai salutes Patrick McCarthy.
The spirit of Karate is the Aloha spirit
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