This lucid introduction to Shoto-kan Karate, a unique Japanese style of the popular ancient art of "empty hand" self defense, explains and illustrates two of the major kata, or forms, in which all karate techniques are contained. The first few chapters are devoted to warm-up exercises, stances, and blocking and kicking techniques that prepare the student for the practice of the two kata, Bassai Number 1 and Tekki Number 1. The presentation of the two kata is ideal for the home practitioner: the sequence of movements appears on one page and their actual application against an opponent is shown on the facing page. Thus, the student can see at a glance the proper execution and application of each technique. The book is designed to lead the student up to the rank of black belt.
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Book Description Tuttle Publishing, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110804816581
Book Description Tuttle Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0804816581 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2020747