Self-Help

SHOTOKAN KARATE: PRACTICAL COMBAT KARATE FOR THE STREET

Author: Joseph Truncale

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 98

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Shotokan Karate is one of the most effective forms of self-defense but it is this area that is most ignored in traditional Shotokan dojos. This modest manual is different from most Shotokan Karate texts because it focuses on the self-defense application of karate. Traditional Shotokan karate concentrates on three primary areas. They are basics or Kihon, Kata or forms, and sparring or kumite. The sparring may consist of five times sparring, three times sparring, one time sparring, semi-free sparring and free sparring. Self-defense training is seldom practiced and this manual hopes to fill that gap for students of Shotokan and other traditional styles of Karate. This manual covers the basic principles of self-defense, use of force factors in self-defense, simple and effective self-defense techniques to counter arm grabs, body grabs, choke attacks, punching and kicking attack counters, club attacks, knife attacks, gun attacks, ground attacks and multiple attacker self-defense techniques.

Black Belt

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Page: 64

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

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Page: 160

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
Sports & Recreation

The Complete Book of Karate-do

Author: Dennis Wilton

Publisher: Crowood Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

View: 357

The Shotokan and Shotokai forms of Karate-Do are the most commonly practiced forms of this ancient and highly popular martial art. In The Complete Book of Karate-Do, the author gives one of the most comprehensive studies yet combining philosophical study with practical instruction. He looks at the philosophy of Karate-Do; the use of karate to strengthen your mind; training formalities to be observed in the dojo; descriptions of the 30 most common "kata," and a comprehensive, illustrated list of over 150 "kata" postures.
Sports & Recreation

Karate

Author: Jeoff Thompson

Publisher: Popular Culture Ink

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 140

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Emphasizing karate's use as a fighting art discusses origins, major styles, secret energy, and future developments

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Page: 72

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

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Page: 72

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
Karate

Karate

Author: W. Scott Russell

Publisher: Delacorte Press

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Category: Karate

Page: 216

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Sports & Recreation

San Ten No Kata

Author: Vincent A. Cruz

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 72

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The San Ten no Kata, by Sensei Vincent A. Cruz, is a series of five drills for students of Shotokan karate. The drills introduce all of the techniques used in the traditional Shotokan katas in a natural sequence of study that progresses from white belt to black belt levels. Each drill exercises ten specific hand and foot techniques, with an emphasis on balanced development on the left and right sides. Each drill is similar to a vigorous 100-step kata. San Ten dojos use the San Ten no Kata drills as basic instruction, as warm-up exercises, as tests, and for spirit training.
Health & Fitness

Lessons with the Master

Author: Paul Walker

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 590

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A detailed and unique training resource, Lessons with the Master is a meticulous account of the teaching methods and lesson strategies of world-famous karate master Hirokazu Kanazawa, chief instructor and president of the Shotokan Karate International Federation of Japan. Author and karate instructor Paul Walker spent three years studying karate under the direct guidance of Master Kanazawa and his expert instructors and has now compiled his diary entries of those years into this easy-to-understand reference for all students and instructors of Shotokan karate. Lessons with the Master offers ideas, tips, and guidance on the use of authentic Shotokan karate-do to supplement and improve current training and drill-teaching. Using the database of lessons, the additional explanations on lesson components, and the many other instructional tips, students and coaches can design an endless number of coherent and effective workouts and incorporate them seamlessly into their regular karate training. Detailed lesson notes, a glossary, and Walker's engaging anecdotes make Lessons with the Master an indispensable resource for all karate practitioners.
Sports & Recreation

Karate

Author: Richard J. Schmidt

Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

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Sports & Recreation

Karate Techniques & Tactics

Author: Patrick M. Hickey

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

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Explains how to perform each type of block, kick, strike, and combination, adhering to international standards
Sports & Recreation

Kid's Karate Activity Book

Author: George Avalon

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 68

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An ideal book for kids aged 5 to 12 just starting Karate, or for those interested in starting. While this kid's Karate book covers the things most other books do (how to punch, kick, and block), this book aims to allow kids to step inside the Karate tradition- to understand the essence of Karate. To engage kids minds it is a Karate activity book. It starts by teaches kids about the Karate tradition: about the Samurai, Okinawa, and Buddhism. It then draws upon the Karate tradition to answer moral questions such as when is it right to use Karate, and about the the 'Spirit of Karate'. The book then prepares kids for their Karate journey. It introduces bowing, what Karate kids wear; the Karate belt system; and points out the pitfalls they may face when they take up Karate. It is only after these things are covered that the book turns to the Karate techniques themselves. It introduces the basic punches, kicks, and blocks. This leads the way about how to learn Kata. The book ends with a parent's guide.
Health & Fitness

Tsuku Kihon

Author: Luis Bernardo Mercado

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Tsuku Kihon refers to powerful and dynamic techniques used and taught by some Shotokan karate instructors. The idea behind Tsuku Kihon is that power and closing distance are greatly enhanced by propelling the body forward using basic karate principles. A group of approximately 25 Tsuku Kihon combinations was developed by several Shotokan instructors in the middle of the 20th century. Sensei Luis Bernardo Mercado decided to expand and categorize Tsuku Kihon in order to increase its applications and to create a formal structure for teaching them. Many months of trial and error by the author of this book resulted in an additional 42 combinations and three methods by which Tsuku Kihon can be systematically taught to intermediate and advanced karate students. This second edition of Tsuku Kihon is expanded to include several more exercises that will help practitioners improve their skills in this art form. Chapter 3 is for instructors to use as an introduction of Tsuku Kihon to beginners below brown belt. These exercises teach how to drop into an attack and end up in a complete front stance. Chapters 10 and 11 are meant for advanced students who have been training in Tsuku Kihon for about one year. Using the heavy bag and makiwara will sharpen skill at all levels and improve kime and distancing. Chapter 14 integrates sweeps into Tsuku Kihon combinations, which will raise kumite to a higher level of proficiency. Together, these additional drills will make for a more rounded martial arts practitioner, competitor, and improve self-defense capabilities. Another great addition to this updated book is beautiful artwork by Nobu Kaji (tsuku kihon, kihon, and kata techniques), Egil Thompson (samurai scene drawings) and Mike Thompson (wood inlay artwork for back cover). All these original works of art give a sense of real action and martial arts spirit.
Karate

Karate Do Way of the Empty Hand

Author: Ferrie

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

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Category: Karate

Page: 160

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Aimed at anyone interested in taking up karate as well as those already in training, this book covers all the important aspects of this popular martial art. Includes the history, fundamentals, kicks and sweeps, training methods and karate in self-defence.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Karate in Action

Author: Kelley MacAulay

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Explores several aspects of karate, including warming up, stances, punches, kicks, blocks, katas, weapons, and sparring.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Basic Karate Handbook

Author: Fred Neff

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 55

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Introduces basic karate techniques and includes a history, warm-up exercises, and answers to common questions on self-defense.