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The Shotokan karate bible : beginner to black belt

Author: Ashley Martin
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive and authoritative guide to Shotokan karate. Shotokan is the world's most widely practiced style of karate. Every year, thousands of young karate students are taught Shotokan in clubs and schools (dojos) across North America. The Shotokan Karate Bible is a comprehensive illustrated guide suitable for all students of Shotokan karate, from beginners to those earning a black belt. The author outlines and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: SPORTS & RECREATION / Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Martin
ISBN: 9781554073221 1554073227
OCLC Number: 126084469
Description: 201 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Beginner's guide --
Beginner to orange belt --
Orange to red belt --
Red to yellow belt --
Yellow to green belt --
Green to purple belt --
Purple to purple and white belt --
Purple and white to brown belt --
Brown to black belt --
Appendices --
Bibliography --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Ashley P. Martin.
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A comprehensive and authoritative guide to Shotokan karate. Shotokan is the world's most widely practiced style of karate. Every year, thousands of young karate students are taught Shotokan in clubs and schools (dojos) across North America. The Shotokan Karate Bible is a comprehensive illustrated guide suitable for all students of Shotokan karate, from beginners to those earning a black belt. The author outlines and explains the lessons for all ten gradings. The book is organized by belt, and a syllabus lists the requirements for achieving each new level. Its pages are packed with more than 400 crisp color photographs detailing techniques and combinations, from beginning white belt, to sequencing (kata) and right up to sparring (kumite). Each kata sequence is clearly illustrated, step-by-step, on a double-page spread. The book includes all essential details that the karate student should know: The history of Shotokan karate, basic karate terms, the uniform, dojo etiquette and bowing, sparring safety tip, tips on taking grading exams, and training and development. The Shotokan Karate Bible is a brightly illustrated and clearly written guide that will benefit participants of Shotokan karate and be useful to instructors. A well-illustrated and comprehensive guide to Shotokan karate, the most widely practiced style. Organized by belt and including a syllabus with step-by-step photographs for each sequence, this is a clear guide useful to both participants and instructors.

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