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Title:
Karate : a step-by-step guide to shotokan karate
Author:
Healy, Kevin.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Contemporary Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations, 1 map ; 28 cm
General Note:
Originally published: London : Time-Life UK, 2000.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780809297801
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV1114.3 .H43 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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One of the most demanding martial arts, karate combines physical fitness with mental and spiritual training. More and more people are now taking up the challenge, and this book is an essential companion to enhance any student's study of Shotokan karate.In this user-friendly approach, all the basics are presented in easy-to-follow lessons. Each move is broken down into stages, using step-by-step photography together with clear, concise instructions. And there are foot-position diagrams, so you can make sure you are getting it exactly right. Handy hints and tips throughout help you avoid common pitfalls, and there is advice on taking your training further, once your karate is more advanced.Lessons include: Warm-up Stances Punching Striking Blocking Kicking Combination work Sparring Karate: A Step-by-Step Guide to Shotokan Karate: Features clear step-by-step color photographs that illustrate all of the techniques Covers all the basics, from dojo (training hall) etiquette and grading, to the basic training itself Includes advice on performing kata--set sequences designed to develop particular areas of training Is perfect for both new students and those already in training


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