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Shotokan Karate

By Ashley Croft

ISBN: 9781861263902
PUBLISHED: 2001
PAGES: 240
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235 x 165 mm
INSIDE: 400 black & white photographs

"This book is unique in that it provides detailed theory and explanation of the karate techniques, but presented in a manner that can be easily followed and understood by all. It is comprehensive and meticulous, and contains a depth of material unsurpassed in a book of this nature." Rick Clark [eighth dan]

Shotokan Karate is the most widely practised style of karate in the world today. For most of its history it has been taught clandestinely, with past masters only entrusting their secrets to a select few pupils. This approach has changed dramatically over the last seventy-five years, with karate being exported throughout the world.

Topics include: fundamental principles and philosophy; main striking, blocking and kicking techniques; detailed instructions of moves with descriptions of the most common mistakes; flexibility training and the physiology of stretching, and finally provides an insight into the mysterious art of Kyusho Jutsu.

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