978-0-8048-0340-3 / 0804803404

Karate: Art of Empty-Hand Fighting

by Hidetaka Nishiyama, Richard C. Brown

Publisher:Tuttle Publishing


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The first complete and authoritative book to give a sober and systematic presentation of karate, the amazing Oriental sport and art of unarmed self-defense. A fully illustrated manual giving step-by-step explanations, practical pointers, and thorough analyses of all the basic movements and techniques.

- More than 1,000 individual illustrations.
- Full description of the sport, including history, organization, training methods, and basic principles involved.
- Thorough explanations of over 70 movements and techniques, including stances, postures, body-shifting methods, punching techniques, hand and foot blocking techniques, formal exercises, and throwing techniques.
- Pointers on competitive karate, with official rules of the sport.
- A complete presentation of karate as self-defense: against holding, knife attack, attack by club, and pistol threat.

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