Master the techniques and warrior spirit of karate with this illustrated martial arts guide. The true essence of karate-do is integrated training of the body, mind, and spirit to fully achieve human potential. Karate: Technique and Spirit describes in detail all the steps necessary to attain this goal. It is a book of Karate technique, a guideline for training, and a patient exposition of moral philosophy. Kaicho (grand master) Nakamura takes us from the basics--warmups, punches, blocks, and kicks--to the advanced practice of traditional weapons and kumite (sparring), all the while grounding the physical expression of this martial art in its rich history and philosophy. With over 700 photos, Karate: Technique and Spirit vividly conveys the essence of karate-do and how it can bring deeper meaning to our daily lives. Chapters include: Foundations of Karate; Basics of Karate-Do; Postures and Stances; Natural Weapons; Kata (Formal Exercises); Kumite (Fighting) and more!
Tadashi Nakamura was born in Japan in 1942, on the island of Karafuto. A world-renowned karateka, Nakamura is a ninth dan (degree) black belt with 60 years of martial arts experience. An expert in the use of oriental weapons, he is the founder and chairman of the World Seido Karate Organization, headquartered in New York City. He is also the founder of the nonprofit community-service Seido Juku Benefit Foundation, which has provided funding for cancer patients, victims of domestic violence, and children with HIV and AIDS.
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