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|Description||Most books on karate usually do t provide complete, detailed instructions and illustrations-the fundamentals plus the fine points-that readers hope for. This book fills the gaps left by others. The late Master Masatoshi Nakayama, chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association, left this book as a testament. It reveals his great experience as a karate competitor and teacher, describing and illustrating in detail all the correct movements involved in the particular block, punch, or kick you want to perfect, as well as instructions--on|
|Author Biography||MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carried on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern Karate. Long professor and director of physical education at Takushoku University, his alma mater (1937), he was chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association from 1955 until his death in 1987, A ninth degree black belt and a familiar face at tournaments, he was among the first to send instructors overseas and to encourage the development of karate as a sport along scientific lines.|
|Publisher||Kodansha America, Inc|
|Date of Publication||04/07/2012|
|Subject||Boxing & Combat Sports|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||117565573|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Imprint||Kodansha America, Inc|
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Great read for all
This book covers the bases for all readers with text & pictures. . Great terminology but easy to understand. The difficulty is not skipping ahead to the specific areas of interest! Excellent teaching tool to have on hand inside & outside the dojo.
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