Karate the Japanese Way

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Karate the Japanese Way is a text for the beginner to karate. Written from the perspective of a karate student and instructor living in Japan, the reader gets a first-hand perspective of how karate really works, how Japanese teachers run their classes, and how to best find a good place to train. Karate the Japanese Way is a book that will answer the questions that North American teachers have difficulty finding answers for, and de-mystifies some of the mis-information that students to karate may have heard. Written in a frank and conversational manner, this book is one which gives the reader a "rear-view window" into a traditional karate training hall, explains the customs and methods, and explores some of the underlying ideas behind karate. The is how karate is done, the Japanese way.

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Mark Groenewold has lived in Japan for the better part of his professional life from 1992 onwards. He has been a teacher at junior and senior high schools, colleges, universities and graduate schools. He has also had the profound pleasure, honour and joy to train in karate under Sensei Takao Taniguchi of Ishikawa-ken, Japan. Although his own karate is easily classified as "feeble at best", his teachers have been phenomenal in both their own abilities and patience in dealing with this lumbering Canadian. Mark hopes that this book will inspire you to take up karate for your life and to come along on a seldom trod path. Come and see how karate is done in a regular karate dojo, with teachers who are anything but "regular".

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