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Karate Master
     

Karate Master

by Jose M. Fraguas
 
Karate-do is one of the most popular yet mysterious martial arts in the world. In Karate Masters, through conversations with many historical figures such as Osamu Ozawa and Masatoshi Nakayama, and numerous current world-class masters such as Hirokazu Kanazawa, Fumio Demura, Teruo Hayashi, Morio Higaonna, Hidetaka Nishiyama, and Stan Schmidt, the many threads of karate

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Karate-do is one of the most popular yet mysterious martial arts in the world. In Karate Masters, through conversations with many historical figures such as Osamu Ozawa and Masatoshi Nakayama, and numerous current world-class masters such as Hirokazu Kanazawa, Fumio Demura, Teruo Hayashi, Morio Higaonna, Hidetaka Nishiyama, and Stan Schmidt, the many threads of karate learning, lore, and legend are woven together to present an integrated and complete view of the empty-handed art of fighting, philosophy, and self-defense. Now for the first time, interviews with 24 of the world's top karate masters have been gathered together in one book.

Containing information that has not appeared anywhere else, the interviews contain intriguing thoughts, fascinating personal details, hidden history, and revealing philosophies. In these 24 gems, each master reveals a true love for the art and a deep understanding of every facet associated with the practice and spirit of karate-do as a way of life. No matter how well you think you know these karate masters, you haven't really experienced their wit, wisdom, and insight until you've read Karate Masters. Any karate practitioner who appreciates martial arts history and philosophy, and who feels that this rich heritage is a necessary stepping-stone to their personal growth, will find this book an invaluable reference and a must-have addition to their personal library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865681880
Publisher:
Unique Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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