The Karate Dojo: Traditions And Tales Of A Martial Art by Peter UrbanThe Karate Dojo: Traditions And Tales Of A Martial Art by Peter Urban

The Karate Dojo: Traditions And Tales Of A Martial Art

byPeter Urban

Paperback | August 15, 1991

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Learn the background of Japanese Karate along with the ins and outs of belonging to a dojo with this readable martial arts guide.The Japanese martial art of Karate is not only a means of self-defense; it is also a sport and philosophy. The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of a Martial Art examines each of these aspects-through the colorful legends, tales, and traditions that are associated with the art-and explains why educators and parents are becoming increasingly interested in karate.This karate book shows how karate training can change the lives of those who practice it, by giving them health, self-confidence, both physical and mental discipline, as well as calm maturity. This martial arts book includes information about: the dojo, the belt system, kata and jiu-kumite, potential and goals, famous dojo stories, Okinawan martial arts fighters, ninjutsu, and more!
Peter Urban studied Goju Ryu in Japan as a disciple of Gogen Yamaguchi and brought the style to the U.S. He subsequently founded American Goju Ryu Karate and has taught widely in this country, introducing Goju Ryu karate methods and techniques into the training curricula of many police academies.
Title:The Karate Dojo: Traditions And Tales Of A Martial ArtFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 7.25 × 5 × 0.41 inShipping dimensions:7.25 × 5 × 0.41 inPublished:August 15, 1991Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0804817030

ISBN - 13:9780804817035


Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book the background is an interesting read
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Inspiratinal Work I have been a student of Goju Ryu Karate-do for the past 18 months. I found this book to be impecably written and highly inspirational. The first section of the book gives you an in-depth review of the aspects of Karate-do in general and Goju Ryu in particular. I found the scetches to be thought provoking and astounding. The second section is the part of the book that I most enjoyed. The stories he relates to us are truly inspirational. I found the one entitled "The Japanese Magician" to be the most enthralling of all. For future readers, if you study Goju Ryu at CMAC, you will recognize many of th names mentioned in the related stories. All round, a truly inspirational work.
Date published: 2001-02-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Less than astounding. My main problem is the length of this book. It's pretty darn short. For the price, it's hard to justify when considering it'll take you a mere 2 hours to get through the material. 145 pages of content, many of which are pointless artistic sketches serving no purpose other than to elongate the thrift material. The first half of the book is interesting, it's pretty basic stuff, nothing in depth, all very superficial, but it'll keep you reading. And the second half sucks. Mr. Urban writes about ridiculous far-fetched and incredibly embelished "tales" of past masters. As a student of Goju Ryu I was disappointed, I was hoping for some culture, some usable history, or something to justify the high price tag. Instead, if your looking for culture check out "Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters" by Nagamine. There's not much in this book that's useful (unless...maybe you can paste the useless sketches on the wall when your done)
Date published: 2001-02-15

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