Karate: The Art Of Empty Hand Fighting: The Groundbreaking Work On Karate by Hidetaka NishiyamaKarate: The Art Of Empty Hand Fighting: The Groundbreaking Work On Karate by Hidetaka Nishiyama

Karate: The Art Of Empty Hand Fighting: The Groundbreaking Work On Karate

byHidetaka Nishiyama, Richard C. BrownForeword byRay Dalke

Paperback | March 12, 2019

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Karate: The Art of Empty-Hand" Fighting is the definitive guide to Shotokan Karate-the most widely practiced style of Karate-and has inspired millions of Karate practitioners worldwide. Authored by one of the great masters of the art, Hidetaka Nishiyama, this book is a classic, groundbreaking work on the sport of Karate, and one of the first published in English. An Olympic sport, Karate is today practiced by over 100 million people worldwide.Nishiyama began his training under the instruction of Gichin Funakoshi, the legendary founder of Shotokan Karate. He helped establish the Japan Karate Association and, as head of the JKA's instructors training program, was instrumental in bringing Karate to the U.S. and other Western countries. When he arrived, he proceeded to train the first great generation of Karate instructors spawning a whole new generation of martial artists. Highly accessible and richly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs, this book is a comprehensive manual with step-by-step instructions to all the basic movements and techniques of Karate.Topics covered include: - A brief history of Karate - Theories and principles of the martial art - Effective training and exercise methods - Karate techniques including stances, blocks and attacks - Defenses against weapons With a new foreword by Ray Dalke, who trained under Nishiyama and, at 8th Dan, is the highest ranking American in Shotokan Karate, Karate: The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting provides analyses from the standpoint of physics, physiology, philosophy, and body dynamics. The book's techniques apply to all styles of the martial art and is a valuable reference for any Karateka-stressing Nishiyama's lesson that mastery of the basics is not the end but merely the beginning of a lifelong journey."
Hidetaka Nishiyama is an important figure in the history of karate in the U.S. He was a student of Gichin Funakoshi, the legendary founder of Shotokan Karate, and was instrumental in bringing Karate to America and other Western countries. He helped establish the Japan Karate Association (JKA) in the U.S. and trained the organization's ...
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Title:Karate: The Art Of Empty Hand Fighting: The Groundbreaking Work On KarateFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:March 12, 2019Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0804851220

ISBN - 13:9780804851220

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As Nishiyama Sensei's first graduated U.S. Instructor, I am convinced that Karate: The Art of "Empty Hand" Fighting is an important tool for every student and instructor of karate and should be in the library of anyone interested in the art."-Lester Ingber, Japan Karate Association/All American Karate Federation Alumnus" Karate: The Art of "Empty Hand" Fighting is a classic work from the man who brought true karate to the world. Always demanding perfection, it was an honor to train and learn from Nishiyama Sensei."-Ray Irving, Counties Shotokan Karate Association (NZ)"The first complete and most authoritative book on the technique of unarmed self-defense A fully illustrated manual giving step-by-step explanations of all the fundamentals of karate."-Robert Klaverkamp, UPI"