The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate

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by Randall Hassell, Edmond Otis, Jody P. Schaeffer
     
 

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You're no idiot of course. You know how important it is to find an activity that exercises both you body and mind. But you've given up on yoga, dropped out of cardio-kickboxing, and decided that aerobics just doesn't cut it. You'd love to try karate, but just thinking about all those fancy kicks and chops makes your head spinDon't kick back just yet! The Complete

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You're no idiot of course. You know how important it is to find an activity that exercises both you body and mind. But you've given up on yoga, dropped out of cardio-kickboxing, and decided that aerobics just doesn't cut it. You'd love to try karate, but just thinking about all those fancy kicks and chops makes your head spinDon't kick back just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate includes tons of easy-to-understand information on this exciting martial art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028638324
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
07/05/2000
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.91(d)

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This work should be required handbook for all karate-ka throughout the world. It is very easy read and has information for the beginner and instructor. Don't pass this one by. A definite plus to my Martial Arts library and surely yours too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No kidding. And Maribelle. You wouldn't know her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What the fu<_>ck are you thinking? Just because I stop RPing, now is the fu<_>cking time to start your plans? What's the acheivement in that? You really have and still are hurting my feelings. Are you seriously that ambitious that you're losing your heart and compassion? What the hell Ravenfeathee. Explain. Nor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm getting off, the NOOK is oin dead.....
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I find this book very well written and a must read for students or parents preparing to enter a strict traditional karate school. This book is informative and educational, but also filled with the wit and humor of the authors to keep much of the reading on the lighter side. The sidebars ¿Karate Minutes¿, ¿Sense Says¿ and ¿Talk the Talk¿, also ¿Ouch¿ push home points and various karate meanings that are important. The downside of this book relates directly to those masters of non-traditional, or mixed martial arts, is that they are given no credit for advancing the new age styles, techniques and katas. What makes the masters of old more qualified to put together an art form than the more rounded, traveled and educated masters of today? I really enjoyed reading this book and even though I have been involved in the martial arts since 1967, I still learned a few new things and my memory was jogged on information that I had long forgotten. I give this book an eight rating on a scale of 1 to 10. Soke Professor David L. Grosscup 10th Dan M.P.K.A. www.MPKA.net