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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate
     

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate

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by Edmond Otis
 

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Interested in the Japanese martial art of karate, but just haven't gotten around to taking a class?

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate follows up our other proven guides to martial arts. This is one of the most popular sports for young adults and grown-ups alike.

This CIG has:
-- Lots of instructional photos to take the reader step by

Overview

Interested in the Japanese martial art of karate, but just haven't gotten around to taking a class?

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate follows up our other proven guides to martial arts. This is one of the most popular sports for young adults and grown-ups alike.

This CIG has:
-- Lots of instructional photos to take the reader step by step through the process of learning karate.
-- Information on using karate for self-defense, fitness, and just plain kicking the blues away.
-- Practical advice on how to use karate to control anger and fear.
-- Blow-by-blow descriptions of the various black belt ranks and how to achieve them.
-- Information on karate schools -- where you can go to get the most "punch" for your dollar.
-- Answers on what to do if you feel you've mastered the sport and want to take it to the next level -- competing!
-- Background information on the history of karate in Japan, and how it became the popular sport it is today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101198933
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
07/09/2000
Series:
COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,170,093
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Randall G. Hassell, seventh-degree black belt, is a first-generation American to pioneer Shotokan Karate and Chief Instructor of the American Shotokan Karate Alliance. He has written, edited, or contributed to 28 books on karate and more than 100 magazine articles.

Edmond Otis, director of martial arts at Riverside and chairman of the American JKA Karate Association (AJKA), is a sixth-degree black belt and one of the permier American karate instructors of his generation.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This work should be required handbook for all karate-ka throughout the world. It is very easy read and has information for the beginner and instructor. Don't pass this one by. A definite plus to my Martial Arts library and surely yours too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No kidding. And Maribelle. You wouldn't know her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm getting off, the NOOK is oin dead.....
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I find this book very well written and a must read for students or parents preparing to enter a strict traditional karate school. This book is informative and educational, but also filled with the wit and humor of the authors to keep much of the reading on the lighter side. The sidebars ¿Karate Minutes¿, ¿Sense Says¿ and ¿Talk the Talk¿, also ¿Ouch¿ push home points and various karate meanings that are important. The downside of this book relates directly to those masters of non-traditional, or mixed martial arts, is that they are given no credit for advancing the new age styles, techniques and katas. What makes the masters of old more qualified to put together an art form than the more rounded, traveled and educated masters of today? I really enjoyed reading this book and even though I have been involved in the martial arts since 1967, I still learned a few new things and my memory was jogged on information that I had long forgotten. I give this book an eight rating on a scale of 1 to 10. Soke Professor David L. Grosscup 10th Dan M.P.K.A. www.MPKA.net