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Karate: Technique and Spirit (Tuttle Martial Arts)by Tadashi Nakamura
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The true essence of karate-do is integrated training of the body, mind, and spirit to fully achieve human potential. andlt;iandgt;Karate: Technique and Spiritandlt;/iandgt; describes in detail all the steps necessary to attain this goal. It is a book of Karate technique, a guideline for training, and a patient exposition of moral philosophy. Kaicho (grand master) Nakamura takes us from the basicsand#8212;warmups, punches, blocks, and kicksand#8212;to the advanced practice of traditional weapons and kumite (sparring), all the while grounding the physical expression of this martial art in its rich history and philosophy.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;With over 700 photos, andlt;iandgt;Karate: Technique and Spiritandlt;/iandgt; vividly conveys the essence of karate-do and how it can bring deeper meaning to our daily lives. Chapters include: Foundations of Karate; Basics of Karate-Do; Postures and Stances; Natural Weapons; Kata (Formal Exercises); Kumite (Fighting) and more!
This volume teaches a integrated training of the body, mind and spirit, emphasizing the true essence of karate-do. With over 70 dojos and 20,000 students throughout the world, Seido karate has grown increasingly popular in the West under its founder Tadashi Nakamura.
Karate: Technique and Spirit teaches a unique integrated training of the body, mind, and spirit that points you toward the true essence of karate-do. The book covers both the techniques of Seido (sincere way) karate, including warm-ups; basic punches, kicks, and blocks; and weapons (Bo, Jo, Sai), and the schoolÆs history and philosophy.
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