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The Shotokan karate bible : beginner to black belt

Author: Ashley Martin
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd editionView 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Martin
ISBN: 9781632863423 1632863421
OCLC Number: 907966016
Notes: Original copyright: 2007.
Description: 223 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 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 --Kata application --
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.

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