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andlt;iandgt;Karate: The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fightingandlt;/iandgt; has inspired hundreds of thousands of karateka, and it remains one of the finest texts available on the technique, art, and spirit of karatedo.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This definitive volume is a systematic presentation of the art of traditional Japanese karate. An easily accessible martial arts manual illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs, this comprehensive karate book gives step-by-step explanations and thorough analysis of all the basic movements and techniques of karate. Chapters include:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;What is Karate?andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;A Short Historyandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Essential Principlesand#8212;physical principles; psychological principles; combined physical-psychological principlesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Organization of Karate Techniquesand#8212;overall organization; organization of hand techniques; organization of foot techniques; organization of stance; organization of postureandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Training methodsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Calisthenicsand#8212;exercise sequence; limbering-up exercises; muscle-strengthening exercises; wind and reaction-time exercisesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Striking Points and Vital Pointsand#8212;fore-fist; other striking points; vital points and their respective striking pointsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Stanceand#8212;informal-attention stance; open-leg stance; straddle-leg stance; forward stance; back stance; diagonal straddle-leg stance; cat stance; hour-glass stance; wide hour-glass stanceandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Postureand#8212;front-facing; half front-facing; side-facingandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Body Shiftingand#8212;stepping; double-stepping; sliding; slide-stepping; turning; step-turningandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Hand Techniquesand#8212;attacking techniques; punching techniques; striking techniquesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Blocking techniquesand#8212;rising block; forearm block; knife-hand block; downward block; augmented forearm block; x-block; wedge block; other miscellaneous blocksandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Foot Techniquesand#8212;attacking techniques; blocking techniquesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Techniques in Combinationand#8212;balance; muscular control; use of body dynamics; switch-over from one technique to the next; shifting body weight; examples of common combination techniquesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Formal Exerciseand#8212;advantages of practicing formal exercises; schematic diagram; hints on mastering formal exercises; a representative formal exercise; schematic diagram of heian no. 4; the form (heian no. 4) andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Sparringand#8212;basic sparring; semi-free one-blow sparring; free-style sparringandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Throwing Techniquesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Defense Against Holdingandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Defense from Floor-Sitting Positionandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Defense from Chair-Sitting positionandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Defense Against Knife Attackandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Defense Against Attack by Clubandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;andlt;iandgt;Defense Against Pistol Threatandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804816687
With:
Brown, Richard C.
Author:
Brown, Richard C.
Author:
Nishiyama, Hidetaka
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Rutland, Vt.
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Karate
Subject:
Martial Arts - Karate
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
martial arts; karate books; karate techniques; books about karate; martial arts books
Subject:
karate; martial arts; sparring; karate techniques; Japanese karate; karatedo; martial arts manual
Subject:
karate ; martial arts ; sparring
Subject:
karatedo ; martial arts manual ; karate book ;
Subject:
empty hand fighting ; self defense
Subject:
karate book; karate guide; japanese martial arts; empty hand fighting; self defense
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
19901131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 1,000 photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 21 oz

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