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The Karate way : discovering the spirit of practice

Author: Dave Lowry
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Karate is not just a sport or a hobby - it's a lifetime study toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, one of the best-known writers on the Japanese martial arts, illuminates the complete path of karate including practice, philosophy, and culture. He covers myriad subjects of interest to karate practitioners of all ages and levels, including:" "The relationship between students and teachers; Cultivating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Lowry
ISBN: 9781590306475 1590306473
OCLC Number: 226357667
Description: viii, 183 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Traditional Karate --
Keeping it in gear --
What do you think about a good bad teacher? --
Connections --
Do you need to go to Japan? --
Rank, or lack thereof --
Find out for yourself --
Pace --
Buji kore kaere meiba --
The front thrust kick --
Better than your sensei --
What's in a name? --
You have to hit stuff --
What does a black belt mean? --
Victory is in the scabbard --
Kyan Chotoku's legacy --
Being uncomfortable --
Finding the model --
Mikiri --
Hard training in the old days --
The art and the way --
Some side notes on the side kick --
Competition as a battlefield --
Spontaneity --
What the kata really mean --
Stance --
Tenkai --
So you want to quit? --
Polishing emptiness.
Responsibility: Dave Lowry.
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"Karate is not just a sport or a hobby - it's a lifetime study toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, one of the best-known writers on the Japanese martial arts, illuminates the complete path of karate including practice, philosophy, and culture. He covers myriad subjects of interest to karate practitioners of all ages and levels, including:" "The relationship between students and teachers; Cultivating the correct attitude during practice; The differences between karate in the East and West; Whether a karate student really needs to study in Japan to perfect the art; The meaning of rank and the black belt; Detailed descriptions of kicks, punches, evasions, and techniques and the philosophical concepts that they manifest; What practice means and looks like as one ages; How the practice of karate aims toward cultivating character and spiritual development."--Jacket.

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