Karate Fighting Techniques

The Complete Kumite
Author: 金澤弘和
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770028723
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 200
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This title teaches all the various kumite techniques, and presents a systematic approach to applied kumite that is designed to provide essential information for match-style kumite and tournament kumite. Hirokazu Kanazawa is the renowned karate master in the world today, and a close disciple of Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern karate and founder of the Shotokan School. Having earned his impressive reputation in Hawaii, the mainland United States, and Europe as an official trainer for the Japan Karate Association, Kanazawa founded Shotokan Karate-do International

Karate Fighting Techniques

The Complete Kumite
Author: Hirokazu Kanazawa
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 9781568365169
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 198
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Offers step-by-step guidance in the practice of kumite, the art of grappling with opponents, from a renowned karate master, and includes over seven hundred photos illustrating the featured techniques.

Shotokan Karate

Free Fighting Techniques
Author: Keinosuke Enoeda,Charles Mack
Publisher: Paul H Crompton Limited
ISBN: 9781874250067
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 87
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A richly illustrated guide to free fighting techniques of Shokotan karate by two leading martial artists, this text takes any beginner through the basic techniques of the art, and step-by-step photographs and clear, detailed captions, aim to ensure that the meaning of the technique is clear.

Korean Karate

Free Fighting Techniques
Author: Sihak H. Cho
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462904017
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 249
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Master Korean Karate, also called Tae-Kwon Do, with this expert martial arts guide. This book is one of the first of its kind on Tae-Kwon Do (Korean Karate). Karate practitioners who recognize this to be the only work to cover Free Fighting techniques recognize this as a vital resource Illustrated with nearly 1,000 photographs, the systematic and scientific approach of the application of each karate move in Free Style Fighting with WHEN, WHERE, WHY, and HOW should help karate competitors everywhere design and master their moves to suit them best in competition matches. In this martial arts book, the pin-point explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of each move, analyzed step by step from many different offensive, defensive, and counterattacking angles, can also guide readers to manage with it to be adjustable to the individualistic tastes and characteristics of any karate style, regardless of their differences.

Tsuku Kihon

Advanced Fighting Techniques of Shotokan Karate
Author: Luis Bernardo Mercado
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477289283
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 127
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Tsuku Kihon refers to powerful and dynamic techniques used and taught by some Shotokan karate instructors. the idea behind Tsuku Kihon is that power and closing distance are greatly enhanced by propelling the body forward using basic karate principles. A group of approximately 25 Tsuku Kihon combinations was developed by several Shotokan instructors in the middle of the 20th century. Sensei Luis Bernardo Mercado decided to expand and categorize Tsuku Kihon in order to increase its applications and to create a formal structure for teaching them. Many months of trial and error by the author of this book resulted in an additional 42 combinations and three methods by which Tsuku Kihon can be systematically taught to intermediate and advanced karate students. This book is a result of that effort. This 2nd Edition also has beautiful original artwork by Nobu Kaji and Egil Thomson.

Modernes Partnertraining im Shotokan-Karate

Traditionelle und moderne Formen des Kumite-Trainings
Author: Alfred Heubeck,Josef Möges
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3741206695
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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Das Buch richtet sich an Trainer und fortgeschrittene Karatekas. Im ersten Teil werden die traditionellen Formen des Partnertrainings beschrieben, im zweiten Teil werden moderne Arten des Kampftrainings erläutert und Ideen zur Entwicklung eigener Übungsbeispiele geliefert.


Author: Joseph Truncale
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 132932711X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 98
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Shotokan Karate is one of the most effective forms of self-defense but it is this area that is most ignored in traditional Shotokan dojos. This modest manual is different from most Shotokan Karate texts because it focuses on the self-defense application of karate. Traditional Shotokan karate concentrates on three primary areas. They are basics or Kihon, Kata or forms, and sparring or kumite. The sparring may consist of five times sparring, three times sparring, one time sparring, semi-free sparring and free sparring. Self-defense training is seldom practiced and this manual hopes to fill that gap for students of Shotokan and other traditional styles of Karate. This manual covers the basic principles of self-defense, use of force factors in self-defense, simple and effective self-defense techniques to counter arm grabs, body grabs, choke attacks, punching and kicking attack counters, club attacks, knife attacks, gun attacks, ground attacks and multiple attacker self-defense techniques.

The Mixed Martial Arts Handbook

Author: John Ritschel
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408110423
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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A step by step guide to the moves, holds and throws used in the full contact combat sport of mixed martial arts.

Black Belt Karate

The Intensive Course
Author: Hirokazu Kanazawa
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770027757
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 232
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A Japanese-American pilot in the days before Pearl Harbor is the hero of this novel which illuminates the tensions between the U.S. and Japan as war between them became inevitable. The hero, Ken Kurushima, is torn by his loyalty to both countries.

Karate The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting

Author: Hidetaka Nishiyama,Richard C. Brown
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462902812
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Master the techniques and theory of Japanese Karate with this easy-to-follow, illustrated martial arts guide. Karate: The Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting has inspired hundreds of thousands of karateka, and it remains one of the finest texts available on the technique, art, and spirit of karatedo. This definitive volume is a systematic presentation of the art of traditional Japanese karate. An easily accessible martial arts manual illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs, this comprehensive karate book gives step-by-step explanations and thorough analysis of all the basic movements and techniques of karate. Topics of Karate the Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting" include: The history of Karate The theories and principle of Karate The best training and exercise methods Karate techniques like stance, blocking and attacks Defenses against weapons

Karate Training

The Samurai Legacy and Modern Practice
Author: Robin L. Rielly
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462904009
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 238
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This martial arts guide could actually be considered two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate–do and a profusely illustrated instruction manual for students of the martial art who have advanced beyond the beginning stages. Part One: Concerned about the misinterpretation of Japanese culture in general and karate in particular by many Western practitioners of karate, the author sets out in Part One of his book to trace the history of karate from its probable origins in India (or perhaps Greece) and its transmission in successively more developed forms to China, Okinawa, and then Japan. In Part Two: In this practical martial arts training manual the author first demonstrates important points of etiquette to be used in the karate dojo. He follows with well–illustrated instructions of kumite (sparring drills), including those involving two practitioners and those such as the doubleline drill and the circle drill which give practice in facing a number of opponents. Descriptions of many of these are not readily found in other English–language publications. He then presents nine kata, introductory the advanced kata, Sochin and Nijushiho.

The Martial Arts of Ancient Greece

Modern Fighting Techniques from the Age of Alexander
Author: Kostas Dervenis,Nektarios Lykiardopoulos
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594777403
Category: History
Page: 256
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An in-depth guide to the modern practice of Greek martial arts and their beginnings in ancient Greece and Egypt • Examines the correlation between ancient depictions of one-on-one combat and how martial arts are practiced today • Explores the close relationship between Greek martial arts and spiritual practice • Distinguishes between Pammachon (martial arts) and Pankration (combat sports) The ancient friezes and decorative motifs of ancient Greece contain abundant scenes of combat, one-on-one and hand-to-hand. In The Martial Arts of Ancient Greece, the authors offer close inspection of these depictions to reveal that they exactly correlate to the grappling and combat arts as they are practiced today. They also show that these artifacts document the historical course of the development of both the weaponry of the warrior classes and the martial responses those weapons required when fighting hand-to-hand. The depiction of each ancient technique is accompanied by sequenced step-by-step photos of modern practitioners performing the various stances of one-on-one combat. In addition, the authors explain how the development of Hellenic combat arts was tied at its heart to a spiritual practice. The centeredness, clear mind, and consequent courage that develops from a spiritual practice was considered a martial strength for a warrior, enabling him to be at his best, unobstructed inwardly by conflict or inertia. The Martial Arts of Ancient Greece provides a practical and comprehensive approach to the techniques and philosophy of the martial arts of the ancient Mediterranean that will be welcomed by modern fighters.

The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies

Author: Bill Palmer,Karen Palmer,Richard Meyers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810830271
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 465
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The "Encyclopedia" covers the genre from 1920 to 1994. The genre, however, can be very confusing: films often have several titles, and many of the stars have more than one pseudonym. In an effort to clarify some of the confusion, the authors have included all the information available to them on almost 3,300 films. Each entry includes a listing of the production company, the cast and crew, distributors, running times, reviews with star ratings whenever possible, and alternate film titles. A list of film series and one of the stars' pseudonyms, in addition to a 7,900 name index, are also included. Illustrated.

Shotokan's Secret

The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins
Author: Bruce D. Clayton
Publisher: Black Belt Communications
ISBN: 9780897501446
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 312
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The first book to dissect the lore and reveal the origins and purpose of the art of shotokan. It describes how karate was invented by the world's only unarmed bodyguards to protect the world's only unarmed king against Americans. In 1853, before the American Civil War, the king of Okinawa was caught in a confrontation between the shogun's implacable samurai and the an invading force of U.S. Marines. Trapped between katana and bayonets, the king's unarmed guards faced impossible odds and narrowly avoided a costly bloodbath.

Hand-fighting manual for self-defense and sport karate

Author: Fred Neff,James E. Reid
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group
ISBN: 9780822511540
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 63
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Discusses hand-to-hand fighting techniques drawn from karate and other Asian martial arts useful for self-defense or tournament competition.


The Complete Kata
Author: Hirokazu Kanazawa
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 9781568365176
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 239
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Discusses the practice of kata, patterns of movement that are carefully choreographed and arranged in sequences, and traces the history of karate's twenty-seven most important kata.

Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo

Author: Masayuki Kukan Hisataka
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462902340
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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In Essential Shorinjiryu Karatedo, Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, ninth Dan Black Belt Karate master, introduces the highly innovative and effective Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo system. An integral system of Okinawan karate practiced for centuries, Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo is an evolving scientific martial art that incorporates elements from kung fu, Kudakajima Shishiryu bo jutsu, and Western and Asian medicine. In this detailed martial arts guide, Master Hisataka demonstrates the karate techniques, fighting combinations, and kata (preset forms) that have made him a leading international master of both karate and judo. It describes in detail basic karate strikes, kicks, and blocks, as well as the philosophy of yin-yang and the five elements and how that philosophy relates to fighting strategy and attitude. The history and development of karate from ancient times are covered in detail, with a focus on the Okinawan masters who brought karate to Japan. This book's 430 photographs show karate fighting techniques in action, illustrating a variety of effective striking combinations, counters, and three classical karate kata. This is also the first book in English to show the use of Supersafe protective equipment in martial arts training.