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Shotokan Karate: Kihon, Kumite, Kata
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Manufacturer: Meyer & Meyer Fachverlag und Buchhandel GmbH
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796
EAN: 9781841260716
ISBN: 1841260711
Label: Meyer & Meyer Fachverlag und Buchhandel GmbH
Manufacturer: Meyer & Meyer Fachverlag und Buchhandel GmbH
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 152
Publication Date: 2002-05
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Fachverlag und Buchhandel GmbH
Studio: Meyer & Meyer Fachverlag und Buchhandel GmbH

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All the facets of the demanding fighting art of Shotokan karate are covered in this manual. The most important Kihon techniques, the various Kumite forms, as well as free fighting and basic Katas are described in detail. The contents include: a history of karate from Funakoshi up to today's Shotokan karate; training and preparation for grading; a comprehensive introduction to the basic postures and techniques; all the Kumite forms from the Gohon-Kumite to Jiyu-Kumite; full explanations of the Katas Heian 1-5, Tekki 1 and Bassai-Dai. There are over 400 photographs showing the enormously broad technical spectrum of the fighting art of Shotokan karate.


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Summary: One of the best, easy to follow techniques
Comment: To become proficient at any form of martial arts you have to understand and study the basic movements, sparring techniques, and forms. In "Shotokan Karate: Kihon-Kumite-Kata" author Joachim Grupp not only goes over these in detail but also covers the history of Shotokan Karate, Karate demands and characteristics, training techniques and etiquette, and the skill grading system. With this basis on which to build he then starts at page 37 covering the stances, sparring, and forms. This section is well written and easy to follow along with the descriptions so that you can perform the same actions. In addition to the writing there are sequences of photographs so you can visually see what is supposed to be happening as you go through the movements. Joachim Grupp has done a fine job of getting just the right number of photographs into the text. There are not so many that it makes the book excessively long and three or four pictures are used to illustrate a simple movement but there are enough pictures that you don't get lost trying to figure out how he went from one movement to the next. This is a recommended book for anyone interested in Shotokan Karate and provides an excellent reference for anyone practicing the techniques.


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