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Karate : the art of "empty hand" fighting

Author: Hidetaka Nishiyama; Richard C Brown
Publisher: Rutland, Vt. : C.E. Tuttle, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A systematic presentation of the "empty hand" art of karate. An easy-to-follow manual illustrated with over 1,000 photographs, it gives step-by-step explanations and analysis of all the basic  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hidetaka Nishiyama; Richard C Brown
ISBN: 0804816689 9780804816687
OCLC Number: 23850515
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 251 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. What is Karate? --
2. A short history --
3. Essential principles --
4. Organization of Karate techniques --
5. Training methods --
6. Calisthenics --
7. Striking points and vital points --
8. Stance --
9. Posture --
10. Body shifting --
11. hand techniques --
12. Foot techniques --
13. Techniques in combination --
14. Formal exercise --
15. Sparring --
16. Throwing techniques.
Responsibility: by Hidetaka Nishiyama & Richard C. Brown.
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