Explosively direct: Always one to stand his ground for technical reality and historical fact, this work reflects the quality and sheer scale of information in the author's previous works. Poignant questions are asked, debates are raised and down-to-earth, enlightening answers are given. Much of what is considered to be tradition by many a karate-ka is shown to be not necessarily the case. If you think the closed-fist punch is standard fair, read the facts. If you have been taught that karate is an ancient Japanese art founded on violence, reconsider the fiction. If you think karate training is for self-development, absorb the wisdom. If you seek the truth about zen, enjoy the magic. Packed with until now undisclosed information, this book leads the way for the mature karate-ka to discover those hidden treasures that lie beneath the surface. Fifty years of training will give any teacher insights and, Mark D Bishop has more than most to offer. Read, absorb, be enriched & uncover your true self, through karate
The origins of Karate are shrouded in mythology and a book that tells the art's complete history is both necessary and timely. Author Simon Keegan is a 5th Dan black belt recognised by some of Japan's oldest and most venerable sanctioning bodies
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Complete Shotokan Karate is actually two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate in Asia and the United States, and an instructional manual for students of the Shotokan method. Part One outlines the history of karate from its probable origins in India (or perhaps Greece), and its transmission from China through Okinawa to Japan. Relevant aspects of Japanese history and culture, such as the samurai ethos and Zen, are emphasized. Part Two, profusely illustrated with over 600 clear black-and-white photographs and 20 line drawings, outlines instruction for kumite (sparring drills). Included are two-person drills such as the double-line drill and the circle drill which give practice in facing multiple opponents. Descriptions of many of these drills are not found in other English-language books. In addition, nine karate kata (forms) are presented, two of which, sochin and nijushiho, are rarely seen in print in English. The two parts of this exhaustive book—the first historical and philosophical, the second practical—combine to form one of the most comprehensive presentations of Shotokan karate available in English. Complete Shotokan Karate is an essential resource for all those interested in Japanese karate.
Ever Since The Evolution Of Human Civilization, People Have Developed Some Or The Other Self-Defense Skills. Karate Is One Such Skill That Is Growing In Popularity With The Passing Of Years. But Unfortunately, Only Few Are Acquainted With The True Nature Of Karate; For Them It Is Associated With Sport Competitions, Smashing Boards Or Tiles, And Fight With Bulls. The Present Book Karate Aims At Providing The Readers With A Proper Theoretical Exposition Of Karate And Rendering Help In Its Practice. It Provides A Wider Perspective On The Varieties Of Karate And Their Related Techniques, Strategies And Tactics, And Also The Ways Of Its Learning And Training Methodology. Since The Classification Of Karate Is Complex As It Is Based On Style That Differs In Steering, Techniques And Training Methodology, In The Present Book A Chosen System Tsunami Has Been Evolved Under Which The Common Features In Various Styles On The One Hand And The Underlying Differences Among Them Have Been Enumerated And Entensively Explained. The Varied Ways For Improving The Art Of Fighting Have Also Been Systematically Suggested. The Tsunami Art Of Karate, Aiming At Achieving Versatile Physical Development Is Unique In A Sense That It Makes Use Of Various Instruments Like Stick, Nunchaku, Tonfa, Sickle Or Knife. A Regular Participation In Tsunami May Enable One To Become A Master Or Instructor Of Karate, Thus Offering Scope For Earnings.The Present Book Will Prove A Great Help In Mastering Tsunami. It Will Not Only Help Or Appeal The Beginners Or Advanced Learners Of Karate But Also Motivate The General Readers To Obtain Training In This Arena. The Lucid And Simple Language And The Rich Illustrations Of The Book Make It Easily Accessible To The Average Reader.
Release on 1980 | by Donn F. Draeger,Robert W. Smith
Author: Donn F. Draeger,Robert W. Smith
Pubpsher: Kodansha International
Category: Sports & Recreation
This guide to all of the main fighting arts of Asia introduces and compares fighting methods and techniques, ranging from the artful Chinese t'ai chi' and Japanese 'jujutsu', to the lethal 'pentjak-silat' of Indonesia. Fighting arts are as old as man himself and as varied as his languages. In Asia they developed to a degree of effectiveness probably unsurpassed elsewhere in the world. This book explains the relationships between fighting arts, assesses their strengths and weaknesses, and presents new material about hitherto unknown fighting methods. Written by two'