Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text

Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text

by Gichin Funakoshi
     
 

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Nineteen kata ("forms") of karate - the art of self-defense without weapons - are presented here in complete detail. They are the ones selected by the great master and teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, to give comprehensive training in Karate-do, the way of karate.

Fully illustrated demonstrations by the translator cover not only every technique of the kata but

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Nineteen kata ("forms") of karate - the art of self-defense without weapons - are presented here in complete detail. They are the ones selected by the great master and teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, to give comprehensive training in Karate-do, the way of karate.

Fully illustrated demonstrations by the translator cover not only every technique of the kata but also the fundamentals and applications: how to make a fist; the correct form of the open hand; preliminary training in blocking, striking and kicking; the seven stances; and sparring

This book, the most comprehensive and authoritative ever published, was being revised by the author shortly before his death in 1957, at the age of eighty-eight, and is translated for the first time. Through his advice on both practical and spiritual aspects of training, the master guides the student from techniques to the way of karate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870111907
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Publication date:
05/15/1973
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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