Best Karate, Vol.4: Kumite 2

Best Karate, Vol.4: Kumite 2

by Masatoshi Nakayama


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This book complements volume 3 of this series and, like the earlier volume, includes writings of masters of the martial arts to guide the student toward spiritual awareness and mental maturity. It places kumite in perspective, relating it to training as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568364650
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Publication date: 11/09/2012
Series: Best Karate Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 390,966
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshl, the Father of Modern Karate. Long professor and director of physical education at Takushoku University, his alma mater (1937), he was chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association from 1955 until his death in 1987. A ninth degree black belt and a familiar face at tournaments, he was among the first to send instructors overseas and to encourage the development of karate along scientific lines.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

What Karate-do Is 11

Kumite 13

Meaning, Types. Objectives; Preparing for Combat: Understanding Training, Making the Most of Chance, Attacking, Rhythm

Kuzushi, Leg Sweep 25

Changing Techniques 39

Cutting Kick 57

Responses 73

Responses to Punch and Kick

Last-chance Technique 85

Continuous Techniques 101

Blocking Kime 117

Glossary 742

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