Karate The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting

Martial Arts
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Tuttle Publishing
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over 1,000 b&w photos
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6 3/4 X 9 3/4

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

About the Author:
Hidetaka Nishiyama (1928-2008) began his study in 1943 as a student of Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate. Nishiyama-sensei was an internationally recognized instructor, author, and administrator, and helped to establish the Japan Karate Association (JKA). He was a member of the delegation that introduced the study of Japanese martial arts to the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command and subsequently to the U.S. as a whole.

Richard C. Brown is a senior American member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA).