Part of a new Martial Arts Basics series of illustrated paperbacks designed to provide clear, expert advice for students of the most popular martial arts disciples. Each title in the series is written by a highly qualified master/teacher. The double-page spreads display clear step-by-step instructions for common techniques to aid in personalized practice sessions-making these books the ideal training supplement.
Dynamic and explosive, Karate combines physical fitness with mental and spiritual training. When the student begins the Karate journey they throw down a challenge to mind, body and spirit-a challenge that will build strength of character and overcome fears.
Karate: Martial Arts Basics is packed with practical advice on physical and mental preparation, plus information on what to expect inside the dojo, how the grading system works, sticking to a training regime and taking your practice further.
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About the Author
Kevin Healy has attained 5th Dan JKA. He began training in Shotokan Karate in 1977, and three years later was awarded black belt, 1st Dan. He continued training and passed his 5th Dan in May 1997. During this twenty-year period he was a member of both the KUGB junior and senior national squads. In 1989 he became EKB national kumite champion. Kevin trained with some of the true masters, Andy Sherry (7th Dan) and Keinosuke Enoeda (9th Dan), before becoming an instructor in his own right. He has been teaching for the last twenty years, and is a serving police officer with London's Metropolitan Police force.