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Arm-locks for All Styles

Iain Abernethy is pretty much "re-inventing" karate by returning to karate's roots. His bunkai (analysis) of the kata (forms) shows many moves that have lain "hidden" within the forms, exiled there by a generation or two of teachers who were taught to not ask questions. This book emphasizes the arm locks, shoulder locks and wrist grabs that ARE in the forms along with many different approaches to utilizing these techniques. Plenty of...

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Shotokan Karate International Kumite Kyohan

This book shows 9 groups of Kumite starting with Gohan and ending with Hyoteki through the use of more than 1.000 photosphotographs that show each attack and counter. Rei, Gohon Kumite, Sanbon Kumite, Kihon Ippon Kumite, Kaeshi Ippon Kumite, Jiyu Ippon Kumite, Okuri Jiyu Ippon Kumite, Happo Kumite, Jiyu Kumite, Hyoteki.

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Shotokan Karate International Kata. Volume 2

purchased circa 1993 tight not read condition..slight wear on outside jacket...no dog ears, no marks...excellent used condition This edited collection contends that if women are to enter into leadership positions at equal levels with their male colleagues, then sexism in all its forms must be acknowledged, attended to, and actively addressed. This interdisciplinary collection―Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Lead...

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Kata Bunkai: The Secret Karate Techniques

This is an extremely well done book detailing how acupuncture points underlay many of the traditional karate moves. Moves that appear to not make sense are shown to be far more sophisticated than when first observed. There are anatomical drawings throughout the book to make it easier to visualize. The book is printed on high quality paper with color photos on almost every page. For anyone training in traditional Japanese or Okinawan ...

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Conversations With the Master: Masatoshi Nakayama

Conversation with The Master is a terrific read as it is all about a conversation with Master Masatoshi Nakayama a direct student of Gichin Funakoshi written by world reknown author Randall G. Hassell and forwraded by Teruyuki Okazaki. 108 pages filled with rare photos of the JKA leader and his responses to great questions posed by Hassell. If you want the story on the JKA and Japanese Karate this is the right book as the author Hass...

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Shotokan Karate International Kata. Volume 1

This is a book for all Shotokan students to have from the master kata man, his kicks, mind and spirit full details into the Karate World! I started out with Tsutomu Ohshima's translation of Karate Do Kyohan through SKA, then came across these years later throuhg SKIF before they were widely avaible to people outside Kanazawa's own organization. Both volumes include kata not covered in Karate Do Kyohan. When reviewing/learning Dan Gra...

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Shotokan Transcendence

This is another great book by Sensei Yokota. There is a wealth of information here, and I recommend it highly. It is a valuable addition to my martial arts library, and after more than 50 years with Shotokan karate, I am still learning a great deal from Sensei Yokota's books. I reread them from time to time, and learn something new each time! Along with Yokota Sensei's previous two works, "Shotokan Myths", and "Shotokan Mysteries", t...

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Shoto-kan Karate. The Ultimate in Self-Defense

this is a good book for anyone interested in Shotokan Karate as taught by one of the best known and most respected Masters of the art. If you are looking for secret and potentially dangerous techniques that you can pick up in its pages you won't find them because this respected Sensi does not believe in showing such in a book available to anyone. Shown in the book are advanced katas that demonstrate the complexity of the art for thos...

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Karate Science: Dynamic Movement

An informative guide for those looking to enhance their karate training.Swanson's debut is a scientific guide to the stances, movements, and techniques of karate.Swanson, a professor of biology and biomechanics at Salve Regina University, uses his scientific training to help teachers and students better understand the tenets of karate. The many illustrations (ably provided by Nigro) show everything from proper alignment of a striking...