A Complete Guide to Karate

A Complete Guide to Karate

by Stefano Di Marino, Roberto Ghetto


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766085398
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Series: Mastering Martial Arts
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,311,787
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

The History and Spread of Karate 8

Okinawa and the Martial Tradition of the Ryukyu Islands 8

Tang Hand 10

Karate in the World 14

The Objective of This Book 15

A Karate Lesson 17

Places, Divisions, Levels, and Training 17

The Greeting 18

Taiso 19

The Basic Techniques of Karate 22

Karate Weapons 26

How to Hit with a Fist 26

Positions and Moves 29

Fundamental Techniques 39

Tsuki: Punching Techniques 40

Keri: Kicking Techniques 46

Uchi: Striking Techniques 53

Elbow Strikes 59

Uke: Blocking Techniques 62

Kumite (Combat) 70

Kata (Forms, Models) 102

Kata, Heian, and Pinan 103

Conclusion 121

Glossary 123

Further Reading 125

Index 126

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