Karate the Art of

Karate the Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting

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by Hidetaka Nishiyama, Richard C. Brown
     
 

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Master the techniques and theory of Japanese Karate with this easy-to-follow, illustrated martial arts guide.

Karate: The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting has inspired hundreds of thousands of karateka, and it remains one of the finest texts available on the technique, art, and spirit of karatedo.

This definitive volume is a systematic presentation

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Master the techniques and theory of Japanese Karate with this easy-to-follow, illustrated martial arts guide.

Karate: The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting has inspired hundreds of thousands of karateka, and it remains one of the finest texts available on the technique, art, and spirit of karatedo.

This definitive volume is a systematic presentation of the art of traditional Japanese karate. An easily accessible martial arts manual illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs, this comprehensive karate book gives step-by-step explanations and thorough analysis of all the basic movements and techniques of karate.

Topics of Karate the Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting" include:

  • The history of Karate
  • The theories and principle of Karate
  • The best training and exercise methods
  • Karate techniques like stance, blocking and attacks
  • Defenses against weapons

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"What this phenomenal book has, that many martial arts books don't have, is constant reminders to 'avoid these mistakes.' This is one of the many reasons that so many martial artists have found value in this work. Throughout the entire book, they consiste

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804816687
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
422,291
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Anonymous 8 months ago
Even though i do taekwondo (and my father does karate black belt 3d digree) i have grown attatched to this book and actually sparred my father after reading this i even trued teaching my son i reccomend this book to anyone who wants to learn karate!
JoewithaK More than 1 year ago
In the late 50's and early 60's I used this book while learning the art of self defense. It became the best resource book in learning Japanese Karate from basic skills to advanced. I recently added it to my Nook as a useful memory jogger to the techniques I studied for many years some 50 years ago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
from the very beginning of my karate training i was always told by my sensei's that sensei nishiyama was the best. clearly this book shows this. i have taken a few seminars by sensei..and to finnally read this outstanding piece of literature written by a living legend is an honor. this by far is the best karate book i have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 1st copy of this book I found was a 1967 publication (don't remember if it was an original issue or not). I had a semi in depth exposure at this point. I HAD to have this book. I still feel it is an essential book for anyone intent on moving into the higher ranks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He is a good and brilliant by founding Traditional Karate. Why? Now generally, karate is just a sport game. I disagree with it. Karate is a self-defense not for playing. So i'll support his idea. I hope the old style of karate will back again... Karate is not dancing, right!?