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Title:
Karate
Author:
Smit, Sanette, 1952-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"First published by New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. 2001"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781585743803
Format :
Book

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Summary

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A full-color guide to one of the world's most popular martial arts.


Table of Contents

1 Introductionp. 8
History and development of karate through the ages
Its varied styles and the philosophy of today's foremost martial art
2 Starting Outp. 14
Understanding the basic requirements of commitment and routine
And the role of the Sensel and the dojo
3 Technical Elementsp. 22
The fundamental rules of conduct and the controlled use of fists and punches
Legs and feet
Body and mind
4 Learning the Basicsp. 34
Learning the function of and principles behind the punch
The block and the kick
Stance
Balance and training
5 Kata and Kumitep. 60
The purpose
Functions and benefits of kata and kumite
The tournaments
And the spiritual elements
6 Sport Karatep. 66
Competitive karate for the karateka and the spectator
The tournaments and the rules of competition
7 Karate and Self-defencep. 82
Mastering the basics of defending yourself against attack
As based on principles and techniques learned in the dojo
Useful Contactsp. 92
Glossaryp. 94
Index and Photographic Creditsp. 96