Karate Fighting Techniques

The Complete Kumite
Author: 金澤弘和,Ric Berger
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

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.

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.

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.

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:The Complete Kata
Author: Hirokazu Kanazawa
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 9784770030900
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 239
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The martial art of Karate is one of the many facets of Japanese traditional culture that has been embraced worldwide. This book explains all the important Karate kata, illustrated with photos and detailed text by the author. It also explains in depth some of the more difficult aspects of Karate for learners to master, including steps, breathing, and pressure points, among others. Kata needs to be practiced repeatedly on an individual basis, and this book is written with such training in mind.

Sabaki Method

Karate in the Inner Circle
Author: Kancho Joko Ninomiya,Ed Zorensky
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 9781883319748
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 228
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The grandmaster of Enshin Karate describes Sabaki's characteristic circular motions and blind spot positioning while demonstrating punches, kicks, blocks, counters, and katas

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.

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.

The 100 Deadliest Karate Moves

The 100 Deadliest MMA Moves
Author: Grandmaster Ted Gambordella
Publisher: Dr. Ted Gambordella
ISBN: 145645014X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 58
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The 100 Deadliest Karate Moves with Grandmaster Ted Gambordella

Sport Karate Point Sparring

An Essential Guide to the Point Fighting Method
Author: Ed Yuncza
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780983800804
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 230
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Finally, a book dedicated specifically to Sport Karate point sparring! Learn what the successful fighters do and become a more successful point fighter. Whether your goal is the national tournament circuit or sparring at your local school, this easy-to-follow book is sure to improve your sparring abilities. This is an end-to-end comprehensive point sparring "how to" manual written for the beginner to the Black Belt, designed to further your overall understanding of this dynamic and exciting sport. It is also an excellent resource for instructors and coaches too. Some of the topics covered include: Winning sparring drills Hit avoidance principals How to stay at least one step ahead of your opponent at all times Offensive strategies Defensive strategies The most effective techniques to use in the point game Ways to identify and defeat the most common types of fighters found in the sport The most effective footwork and stances to use when point sparring The most common sparring mistakes Tournament tips and winning approaches Learn the natural nullifying techniques that will instantly shut down your opponent's attacks Learn how to increase your fighting speed Other necessary sparring qualities required to be successful How to introduce sparring to new students And much more... Including more than 500 photographs!

The Shotokan Karate Bible 2nd edition

Beginner to Black Belt
Author: Ashley P. Martin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472914139
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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An authoritative text supporting the newcomer to karate with all they need to know, up to black belt level. Packed with photographs detailing techniques and kata (the combinations of techniques students need to master to progress through the belts) this book is designed to take the student step by step through the progression of Shotokan Karate, taking each belt in turn. Photographs and clear instructions take you step by step through the kata. Karate is a martial art that focuses on the application of strikes using predominantly the hands and feet. It originated in Japan and has become popular throughout the world. There are many styles of karate but the most widely practised outside of Japan is Shotokan Karate. Training in karate is normally divided into three sections: the basic technique; kata, or sequencing of techniques to imaginary opponents; and kumite, the sparring done with an opponent. In total there are ten gradings to be passed in order to get a black belt - this, on average takes a student four years to attain. This book covers all the training needed to attain a black belt. This new edition includes brand new material on partner work, more grading tips to help you avoid making common mistakes, and new footwork diagrams to help you understand the movements better. An indispensable guide.

Machida Karate-Do Mixed Martial Arts Techniques

Author: Lyoto Machida,Glen Cordoza,Erich Krauss
Publisher: Victory Belt Pub
ISBN: 9780981504490
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 274
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Lyoto Machida is considered by many to be the next big MMA superstar

Mind Fist

The Asian Art of the Ninja Masters
Author: Haha Lung
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806535660
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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The author of more than a dozen martial arts books, including Mind Penetration, reveals the secret to releasing the raw, untapped power of the “sleeping tiger” within us all. Inside every human is a “sleeping tiger”—an extraordinary power that, once harnessed, can repel even the most powerful of aggressors. In this masterful book, Dr. Haha Lung draws on the psychological origins of ancient Chinese philosophies and the fist-fighting traditions of Chinese kung fu to introduce the Mind Fist—the mental punch enemies never see coming. Unlocking this ancient skill, Mind Fist teaches readers everything from nonviolent counterattacks to devastating martial arts techniques as well as: Mental and physical exercises to strengthen the mind and body The ancient Indian origins of Chinese kung fu The ways of bullies and aggressors How to prevent violence using Zhenkin, the Art of Control Three kinds of force you can draw upon to win a physical battle How fear can be turned into focus “Ghost” strikes and takedowns And secrets of moshuh nanren, the Chinese ninja!


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.

Traditional Kyokushin Karate

Budo & Knockdown Fighting
Author: Sensei Piotr Szeligowski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781456328078
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 313
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Traditional Kyokushin Karate: Budo & Knockdown Fighting " by Sensei Piotr Szeligowski 4th Dan is a ground breaking, multi-disciplinary survey of karate as a form of martial arts combined with top performance sports theories. This engaging manual also presents a proprietary championship training program that was developed by the author. Sensei Szeligowski' book is a first of its kind work ever published on the martial arts " competitive fighting market.The book showcases a unique, easy-to-read combination of Budo karate tradition with an application of sports theory and methodology to this discipline of martial arts. Additionally, it features over a hundred pages of photos depicting kata forms, highly effective self-defense techniques. It provides an in-depth study of sport psychology principles, complete fitness conditioning and nutrition program, injury prevention and first aid procedures, as well as, an interview with the author.