The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of a Martial Artby Peter Urban
The Japanese martial art of Karate is not only a means of self-defense; it is also a sport and a philosophy. The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of a Martial Art examines each of these aspects—through the/i>/b>
Learn the background of Japanese Karate along with the ins and outs of belonging to a dojo with this readable martial arts guide.
The Japanese martial art of Karate is not only a means of self-defense; it is also a sport and a philosophy. The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of a Martial Art examines each of these aspects—through the colorful legends, tales, and traditions that are associated with the art—and explains why educators and parents are becoming increasingly interested in karate.
This karate book shows how karate training can change the lives of those who practice it, by giving them health, self-confidence, both physical and mental discipline, as well as calm maturity. This martial arts book includes information about: the dojo, the belt system, kata and jiu-kumite, potential and goals, famous dojo stories, Okinawan martial arts fighters, ninjutsu, and more!
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Meet the Author
Peter Urban studied Goju Ryu in Japan as a disciple of Gogen Yamaguchi and brought the style to the U.S. He subsequently founded American Goju Ryu Karate and has taught widely in this country, introducing Goju Ryu karate methods and techniques into the training curricula of many police academies.
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An exceptionally well written book by an Amercian legend. Sensei Peter Urban captures and elequently explains the very essence of karate. A must read for every serious student of any martial art.
I have read this book many times over and over again. This is karate in it's true form as a Karate Instructor in the USA Style of Karate-Do, I highly recommend it! Enjoy it!!