Summary: Karate Dynamics: The Ukidokan System
Comment: Like all Benny Urquidez Books this book is Excellent. Buy it.
Summary: Could Have Been A Lot Better
Comment: This book is a disappointment, but still provides enough useful information to warrant three stars. The written information in Chapters one and two, although short, is good reading and many martial artists, especially young people, should read this material.
The photos and their layout is awkward and another approach should have been used. Rarely can one see the entire body of Urquidez and the others and techniques demonstarted at times look - for lack of a beter word- disjointed. There are many betetr books on martial arts and fighting systems out there to purchase. For a primer book like this one, I recommend "Winning Karate" by Joe Jennings.
Summary: Excellent reading material on The Jet's system of Karate
Comment: This book is very concise and deals with all facets of his art/philosophy equally. There isn't anything [I find] that is left out and shows you quite a few techniques. All techniques and methodology are explained in great detail--in plain English. Good Work Benny. :)
Summary: One of the best karate instructional books of the century
Comment: Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez is without any doubt one of the greatest kickboxers of all time. But very few people know that he is also one of the best karateka/martial artists. He was a great champion who appreciates the true value of traditional karate and has improved and modified it with the American ideology of pragmatism. Remember this book is NOT about sport karate for competition. Everything he covers in this book is geared for self-defense, the original purpose of the physical side of karate. Ukidokan is truly The Jet's system of karate which emphasizes discipline, respect, and self-defense in realistic manner.