Karate is t only a means of self-defense; it is also a sport and philosophy. This book examines each of these aspects and explains why educators and parents are becoming interested in karate. While showing how karate can change the lives of those who practice it--giving them health, self-confidence, and both physical and mental discipline--the book demonstrates convincingly the role that karate could play in reducing crime and delinquency on our streets.
Peter Urban studied Goju Ryu in Japan as a disciple of Gogen Yamaguchi and brought the style to the U.S. He subsequently founded American Goju Ryu Karate and has taught widely in this country, introducing Goju Ryu karate methods and techniques into the training curricula of many police academies.