The Essential Karate Book

The Essential Karate Book

For White Belts, Black Belts and All Karateka in Between

Book - 2010
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From the first enthusiastic kiai in the dojo to the solemn black belt presentation ceremony, students learn that karate is all about fitness, confidence, discipline and respect. "The Essential Karate Book" is a guide to martial arts, the history of karate, and a wide range of karate techniques. With 20 chapters covering practically every aspect of karate, this in-depth reference will assist students and instructors as they plot their course through karate instruction, benefiting those at all levels. "The Essential Karate Book" contains 200 diagrams mapping out moves, 300 color photographs, and a DVD, making it a comprehensive general karate reference for Western audiences. Readers will learn about: The origins of karateRequired behavior, clothing and etiquette, as well as the fundamentals of karate and the different styles that share them; Stances, blocks, strikes and kicks; Preparing your body through warm ups, stretching, and conditioning through karate-specific exercises; Kata grading and fighting (kumite) techniques and competition rules; Martial arts weapons (kobudo), and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) applications. "The Essential Karate Book" is a must-have for any martial arts enthusiast, from beginner to black belt!
Publisher: Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2010]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9784805312971
Characteristics: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm + 1 DVD video
Additional Contributors: Swanepoel, Morne


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Feb 26, 2018

If you're starting Karate and you're looking for more insight on what it is about, this book is for you.

If you want to improve your Karate, and specific elements of it, skip this book. It doesn't have a comprehensive explanation of the basics or covers what you need past first few belts.


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