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The Shotokan Karate Handbook: Beginner to Black Belt (Third Edition)
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Manufacturer: Sahota Publishing
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796
EAN: 9780952463801
ISBN: 0952463806
Label: Sahota Publishing
Manufacturer: Sahota Publishing
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 284
Publication Date: 1994-03-25
Publisher: Sahota Publishing
Studio: Sahota Publishing

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Editorial Reviews:

This book is for the beginner to the Balck belt. With illustrations with all instrucitons.


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Sahota's book is excellent
Comment: I often recommend this book and it's companion, THE ADVANCED SHOTOKAN KARATE HANDBOOK, to my students. It is easy to follow, clearly written, and the position arrows under the pictures of kata moves really helps when you're learning a new kata. I tell my students that they should have several kata books as references because the more resources you have, the better you will learn kata and the better and more detailed your kata will be. Both books are important additions to the Shotokan karateka's library.

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Summary: Very good but
Comment: This is an excellent book that covers virtually all the basics and Kata you will need to go from beginner to black belt. Like previous reviewers have said though, don't buy this thinking you can teach yourself Karate. You need to go to classes as well.

I bought this as a complete beginner (at the age of 45) in 2005. The Kata photographs are good but some sometimes difficult to follow (even with directional arrows) because when Sahota is facing you and steps forward to punch with his right-hand you tend to want to punch with your left hand.

The other problem is that whilst the number of Kata covered is very comprehensive, at neither of the two clubs I've belonged to have the Katas been exactly the same as in this book. My advice would to any beginner would be to join a club first, and then get your Sensei to advise whether a book like this is worth purchasing.

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Summary: Shotokan karate book at its best
Comment: I am interested in martial arts only because my wife has taken up the art and I was looking for a karate book, and came across this one. It is very easy to follow, excellent photographs and descriptions, Mr. Sahota makes it look easy, which is always a good sign of someone who has taken time to learn his art. An excellent book to have from the novice to the student who has been training for several years infact a lot has been packed into this edition.
Excellent value.

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Summary: Beginner to Black belt
Comment: This book is by far the easiest shotokan karate book that I have used. Each section is easy to follow with well illustrated diagrams and photographs. It is easy to train away from the dojo using this book as it has a simple step by step approach, especially the kata section, No excuses for not continuing your training..even on holiday. Great for beginners and advanced karateka alike, this book goes with me wherever I travel.

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Summary: karate review
Comment: I think this book is amazing. Being a karate student myself i can understand very easily what i am doing whilst refering to the book. The book it self is broken down very well and is very easy to understand. Using this book i now have the option of learning karate not just in the dojo but in the presence of my home. The author GURSHARAN SAHOTA has explained this book in great detail and has shown great character in what he does.

Well done



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