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Karate Basics
     

Karate Basics

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by Robin L. Rielly
 
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!

With Karate Basics you'll learn:
  • The origins of karate—philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial

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!

With Karate Basics you'll learn:

  • 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462903047
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,235,188
File size:
4 MB

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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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Karate Basics 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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