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Essential Karate Book: For White Belts, Black Belts and All Karateka in Between
     

Essential Karate Book: For White Belts, Black Belts and All Karateka in Between

by Graeme Lund, Morne Swanepoel
 

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The Essential Karate Book is an illustrated, informative guide to the techniques, philosophy and practice of karate

With 20 chapters covering practically every aspect of karate, this in-depth reference will assist students and instructors as they plot their course through karate instruction, benefiting those at all levels. The Essential Karate

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The Essential Karate Book is an illustrated, informative guide to the techniques, philosophy and practice of karate

With 20 chapters covering practically every aspect of karate, this in-depth reference will assist students and instructors as they plot their course through karate instruction, benefiting those at all levels. The Essential Karate Book contains 200 diagrams mapping out moves, 300 color photographs, and downloadable video, making it a comprehensive general karate reference for Western audiences.

Readers of this karate guide will learn about:

  • The origins and history of karate
  • Required behavior, clothing and etiquette, as well as the fundamentals of karate and the different styles that share them
  • Stances, blocks, strikes and kicks
  • Preparing your body through warm ups, stretching, and conditioning through karate-specific exercises
  • Kata grading and fighting (kumite) techniques and competition rules
  • Martial arts weapons (kobudo), and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) applications
The Essential Karate Book is a must-have for any martial arts enthusiast, from beginners to black belts!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462905591
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
12/29/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
984,375
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Graeme Lund fell in love with karate as a young man and pursued every martial arts course that he came across; from body guarding to body conditioning. When he graduated to First Dan he realized that teaching karate, not just the moves and techniques, but also the fundamentals and essence, was what he enjoyed most. Graeme lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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