by Tony Annesi, Wade Munson

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In most schools of karate, one-step sparring is taught as a gradual introduction to freestyle sparring. In reality, freestyle has very little in common with one-step sparring and less with self-defense. The Okinawan masters knew that one-step sparring was the way to apply what was learned in kata. Now you can learn what the masters knew! By varying your one-step sparring practice you learn to react to unexpected attacks. The augmentation of one-step sparring creates an ascending hierarchy to the more realistic drills of SAD (Sudden Attack Defense) and CAD (Combat Attack Defense). This book is about that ascension.

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BN ID: 2940158261824
Publisher: Anthony C. Annesi
Publication date: 06/20/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Tony Annesi has studied the martial arts since 1964 and has received black belts in judo, aiki-ju-jutsu, and karate. His writing started with poetry and short fiction (the first stories of 1969: Loss of Innocence were drafted in 1969) and then followed his martial arts career with columns for INSIDE KARATE MAGAZINE (Tales of the Dojo and The Dojo Files) and articles for MARTIAL ARTS MASTERS, SELF-DEFENSE WORLD, INSIDE KUNG-FU, THE INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER, and BLACK BELT. He has authored the privately published Cracking the Kata Code, The Road to Mastery, Principles of Advanced Budo, Sudden Attack Defense, Elevated Elementals, and Comparative Aiki in Action. In 2015, Tony completed a fantasy novel trilogy entitled The Shangrilla Artifacts.

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