The Essential Karate Book: For White Belts, Black Belts And All Levels In Between [dvd Included] by Graeme LundThe Essential Karate Book: For White Belts, Black Belts And All Levels In Between [dvd Included] by Graeme Lund

The Essential Karate Book: For White Belts, Black Belts And All Levels In Between [dvd Included]

byGraeme LundForeword byMorne Swanepoel

Book & Toy | August 22, 2014

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The Essential Karate Book is an illustrated, informative guide to the techniques, philosophy and practice of karateWith 20 chapters covering practically every aspect of karate, this in-depth reference will assist students and instructors as they plot their course through karate instruction, benefiting those at all levels. The Essential Karate Book contains 200 diagrams mapping out moves, 300 color photographs, and a DVD, making it a comprehensive general karate reference for Western audiences.Readers of this karate guide will learn about: - The origins and history of karate - Required behavior, clothing and etiquette, as well as the fundamentals of karate and the different styles that share them - Stances, blocks, strikes and kicks - Preparing your body through warm-ups, stretching, and conditioning through karate-specific exercises - Kata grading and fighting (kumite) techniques and competition rules - Martial arts weapons (kobudo), and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) applications The Essential Karate Book is a must-have for any martial arts enthusiast, from beginners to black belts!
Graeme John Lund began karate fairly late in life, and was a regular participant in competitive karate. When he graduated to First Dan, he realized the fundamentals and essence were what he enjoyed most. His 20 years of experience in self-defense have been distilled into this book. Foreword writerMorne Swanepoel is the President of ...
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Title:The Essential Karate Book: For White Belts, Black Belts And All Levels In Between [dvd Included]Format:Book & ToyDimensions:208 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.77 inPublished:August 22, 2014Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4805312971

ISBN - 13:9784805312971

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Mr. Lund's book appeals to instructors, students and enthusiasts whose aim it is to learn and teach the full potential of the body and mind in the art of combat." -Morne Swanepoel, Black Belt Magazine contributor and leading MMA and reality-based combat trainer"Mr. Lund's book is one of the few books I would consider complete in providing an overall and detailed aspect of traditional Japanese karate. It's well outlined with pictures (too many to count), and descriptions of each of the categories that includes techniques and mannerism, and differences between the major styles." -Sensei Domi, BabyBoomerSensei blog"