Karate Basics [NOOK Book]

Overview

Are you ready to learn karate, but don't know where to begin? Are you intimidated by the unfamiliar terms of the powerful punches? With Karate Basics you'll become an expert in this martial art in no time! You'll learn about:
  • The origins of karate?philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art
  • What really happens in a karate class?invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for...
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Karate Basics

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Overview

Are you ready to learn karate, but don't know where to begin? Are you intimidated by the unfamiliar terms of the powerful punches? With Karate Basics you'll become an expert in this martial art in no time! You'll learn about:
  • The origins of karate—philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art
  • What really happens in a karate class—invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methods
  • The essential elements of the style—stances, blocks, thrusts and strikes, punches, and kicks
  • How to complement your karate training with sparring drills and kata
  • Effective ways to successfully progress in karate—creating a training program, testing for belt promotion, and an overview of competitions and tournaments
  • Resources that can help you further develop your knowledge of and training in karate
Whether you're considering taking up this martial art, or you've already started, Karate Basics offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful in your practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462903047
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Robin Rielly began training in the Japanese martial arts in 1959. He holds a sixth-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate from the Japan Karate Association (JKA) and a second-degree black belt in Shin Kage-ryu jujutsu from the Kobukan School in Yokohama, Japan. A graduate of the JKA Instructors’ Training Institute, he is qualified as an official instructor, examiner, and tournament judge. He is the author of Complete Shotokan Karate, Secrets of Shotokan Karate, and Japan’s Complete Fighting System: Shin Kage Ryu.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
I. Introduction 11
Chapter 1 The History of Karate 12
Chapter 2 The Philosophy of Karate 20
Chapter 3 The Different Styles of Karate 22
II. Getting Started 23
Chapter 4 Choosing the Right School 25
Chapter 5 The Karate Class 35
Chapter 6 Your First Class 38
Chapter 7 Safety 41
III. Learning the Basics 43
Chapter 8 Basic Principles 44
Chapter 9 Stances 51
Chapter 10 Blocks 59
Chapter 11 Hand Techniques 66
Chapter 12 Leg Techniques 75
IV. Applying the Basics 85
Chapter 13 Sparring 86
Chapter 14 The Kata 103
V. The Training Session 121
Chapter 15 The Basics of Practice 122
Chapter 16 How to Participate in a Training Session 130
Chapter 17 Strength in Technique 137
VI. Making Progress 149
Chapter 18 Setting a Training Schedule 150
Chapter 19 Testing for Rank 154
Chapter 20 Tournaments and Demonstrations 164
Chapter 21 Seminars and Training Camps 173
Chapter 22 Becoming an Instructor 176
Resources 179
Glossary 186
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Excellent book to accompany a Shotokan student or to explain in

    Excellent book to accompany a Shotokan student or to explain in depth Karate to other martial artists. This is part of an excellent series of books covering all martial arts.

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