Understanding Karate-do: A Guide to Unity of Body, Mind, and Soul

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Get a 20% discount on the trade paperback book edition of Understanding Karate! Visit the createspace e-store and use this 8-letter discount code at checkout – H37Z2ZU8 E-store - https://www.createspace.com/3612943 Understanding Karate Do is the official student training manual of Johnston Karate. The revised and expanded 4th edition of the book includes additional articles, including (but not limited to) mikiri applications in karate, the philosophy of Budo, and more sparring drills. Karate is an exciting and rewarding holistic pursuit practiced by millions around the world. Whether you are an existing or prospective student of martial arts, there is always something new to learn. I have hopefully provided a good starting point, as Understanding Karate Do details techniques, drills, principles, and philosophy. The book also goes into detail about Mizuumi ryu Karate, the style I founded and currently teach. The style is dedicated to the development of body, mind, and spirit, in a holistic manner. A comprehensive listing of all techniques,and variations as practiced in every family style and branch of karate, as well as the differences in kata between branches, is beyond the focus of this book. Also, no book, no matter how technical the explanations and pictures, can possibly replace formal instruction. Therefore, Understanding Karate Do does include a general guide to principles, technique, and kata that I hope will serve you alongside your daily training. Many more articles are also included in Understanding Karate Do, such as the aforementioned articles on history, philosophy, physical conditioning, terminology, and more. The general learning curve intended is for body mechanics, mental discipline, and ethical precepts to be practiced in the first phases of training. After such training, application of principles, mental focus, and personal development may be assisted. Visit our site for more about our style and instructors, as well as free supplementary PDF books - http://www.johnstonkarate.com/ Thank you for your interest in Understanding Karate Do and I hope you enjoy reading the book!

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I am a native of Lake City, SC, and eternally worship Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I have been actively training in martial arts since 2002, and teach karate as a way of life. I also offer personal training, and primarily specialize in progressive calisthenics. http://owenjohnstonkarate.com

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