Brian Kagen pick: “Hawaii Karate Museum Collection” from University of Hawaii at Manoa

“The Okinawa Collection of UHM’s Hamilton Library received a major donation of books, magazines and multi-media resources (over 700 books and CDs/DVDs/video tapes) on karate from the Hawaii Karate Museum. With this important donation, UHM Hamilton Library has become a major resource for Okinawan/Japanese martial arts. The majority of the books are accessible at the Asia and East general collections (3rd & 4th floors). Over 260 rare books and journals have been placed in the Asia Special Collections (4th floor). Advance appointments are necessary to use materials in the Asia Special Collections.”

Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.

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  1. This is one of the best find ever…check out ALL of the .PDF’s on the above link…most of it from before World War II.

  2. Aloha,

    Thank you very much for posting about our donation to the University of Hawaii. I was an Aikido student of Sensei Sadao Yoshioka here in Hawaii. Although I teach Karate, I have great respect for Aikido.


    Charles C. Goodin
    Hawaii Karate Museum

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