This title teaches all the various kumite techniques, and presents a systematic approach to applied kumite that is designed to provide essential information for match-style kumite and tournament kumite. Hirokazu Kanazawa is the renowned karate master in the world today, and a close disciple of Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern karate and founder of the Shotokan School. Having earned his impressive reputation in Hawaii, the mainland United States, and Europe as an official trainer for the Japan Karate Association, Kanazawa founded Shotokan Karate-do International
Tsuku Kihon refers to powerful and dynamic techniques used and taught by some Shotokan karate instructors. the idea behind Tsuku Kihon is that power and closing distance are greatly enhanced by propelling the body forward using basic karate principles. A group of approximately 25 Tsuku Kihon combinations was developed by several Shotokan instructors in the middle of the 20th century. Sensei Luis Bernardo Mercado decided to expand and categorize Tsuku Kihon in order to increase its applications and to create a formal structure for teaching them. Many months of trial and error by the author of this book resulted in an additional 42 combinations and three methods by which Tsuku Kihon can be systematically taught to intermediate and advanced karate students. This book is a result of that effort. This 2nd Edition also has beautiful original artwork by Nobu Kaji and Egil Thomson.
279 Shotokan Karate Lessons with Master Hirokazu Kanazawa
Author: Paul Walker
Category: Health & Fitness
A detailed and unique training resource, Lessons with the Master is a meticulous account of the teaching methods and lesson strategies of world-famous karate master Hirokazu Kanazawa, chief instructor and president of the Shotokan Karate International Federation of Japan. Author and karate instructor Paul Walker spent three years studying karate under the direct guidance of Master Kanazawa and his expert instructors and has now compiled his diary entries of those years into this easy-to-understand reference for all students and instructors of Shotokan karate. Lessons with the Master offers ideas, tips, and guidance on the use of authentic Shotokan karate-do to supplement and improve current training and drill-teaching. Using the database of lessons, the additional explanations on lesson components, and the many other instructional tips, students and coaches can design an endless number of coherent and effective workouts and incorporate them seamlessly into their regular karate training. Detailed lesson notes, a glossary, and Walker's engaging anecdotes make Lessons with the Master an indispensable resource for all karate practitioners.
Shotokan Karate is one of the most effective forms of self-defense but it is this area that is most ignored in traditional Shotokan dojos. This modest manual is different from most Shotokan Karate texts because it focuses on the self-defense application of karate. Traditional Shotokan karate concentrates on three primary areas. They are basics or Kihon, Kata or forms, and sparring or kumite. The sparring may consist of five times sparring, three times sparring, one time sparring, semi-free sparring and free sparring. Self-defense training is seldom practiced and this manual hopes to fill that gap for students of Shotokan and other traditional styles of Karate. This manual covers the basic principles of self-defense, use of force factors in self-defense, simple and effective self-defense techniques to counter arm grabs, body grabs, choke attacks, punching and kicking attack counters, club attacks, knife attacks, gun attacks, ground attacks and multiple attacker self-defense techniques.
This martial arts guide could actually be considered two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate–do and a profusely illustrated instruction manual for students of the martial art who have advanced beyond the beginning stages. Part One: Concerned about the misinterpretation of Japanese culture in general and karate in particular by many Western practitioners of karate, the author sets out in Part One of his book to trace the history of karate from its probable origins in India (or perhaps Greece) and its transmission in successively more developed forms to China, Okinawa, and then Japan. In Part Two: In this practical martial arts training manual the author first demonstrates important points of etiquette to be used in the karate dojo. He follows with well–illustrated instructions of kumite (sparring drills), including those involving two practitioners and those such as the doubleline drill and the circle drill which give practice in facing a number of opponents. Descriptions of many of these are not readily found in other English–language publications. He then presents nine kata, introductory the advanced kata, Sochin and Nijushiho.
An authoritative text providing the newcomer to karate with all they need to know. Packed with clear photographs detailing techniques and kata (the combinations of techniques students must master to progress through the belts), this book is organized and designed to take the student step-by-step through the progression of the martial art, taking each belt in turn. Photographs are accompanied by clear instructions from the author, a trained instructor with his own karate school. Karate is a martial art that focuses on the application of strikes using the hands and feet. It originated in Japan and has become popular throughout the world. There are many styles of karate but the most widely practiced outside of Japan is Shotokan. Training in karate is normally divided into three sections: the basic technique; kata, or sequencing of techniques to imaginary opponents; and kumite, the sparring done with an opponent. Gradings are the exams needed to progress to the next level. Typically, three months is needed to progress through each grading. There are usually three or four gradings per year, each with a syllabus. In total a student must passten gradings in order to get a black belt--this, on average, takes a student four years to attain. Packed with useful how-to diagrams and guides on technique, this book covers the training required to attain a black belt.
This manual offers assistance to all Shotokan Karateka to use when training or intensively preparing skills - for beginners as well as advanced students. All the facets of this demanding fighting art are covered in an easily understandable manner. The most important Kihon techniques, the various Kumite forms as well as free-fighting and basic Katas are described in detail. This is a complete package for people wishing to improve themselves in this martial art. Contents include: The history of Karate from FUNAKOSHI up to today's Shotokan Karate. What is Karate-Do? Training and preparation for grading. A comprehensive introduction to the basic techniques. All the Kumite forms from the Gohon-Kumite to Jiyu-Kumite. Full explanations of the Katas Heian 1-5, Tekki 1 and Bassai-Dai. Over 500 photographs show the enormously broad technical spectrum of the fighting art of Shotokan Karate.
"FOREWORD" for this magnificent book is written by 6 Time World Boxing Champion, M.C. Mary Kom. The remarkable part of this Karate book is that it is fully colored adorned with high-resolution photographs and its coffee-table size makes it a memorable and unique book in the world. This book is precious and useful for those Karateka who need to take in Shotokan style Karate from White Belt to Black Belt with the aim of full devotion towards learning and rehearsing Karate. Each pursuer of this book will know much about the fundamentals of Shotokan Kata. What's more, this book incorporates a portrayal of the positions of some advanced movements of the Shotokan style that are performed by me only, so that every Karateka can see clear photos and catch on it quickly in a simple manner. This book is composed for everyone who is inspired by the Shotokan Karate and needs to look behind credible Shotokan Karate more profoundly. For those, keen on extending their insight and improving their capacities with the applications depicted and delineated in this book, I recommend perusing this book completely to get each stance exhibited by me along with its full description about that particular stance so that it may be learned very well by the Karateka straight forwardly.
Your Ultimate Grading and Training Guide (White to Black Belt)
Author: Phil Pierce
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Essential Knowledge for any Karate Student"- Grab your copy now! Discover how to develop speed and strength The Three Pillars of Shotokan and Grading Requirements, Including; Sparring and self-defense requirements (Kumite) Practical and floor work (Kihon) Japanese terminology Kata (Patterns) - step-by-step written guide Embusen Diagrams Shotokan History Easy to follow format For JKF styles, KUGB and many more! This expert guide has been compiled to help you through the belts, and pass each grade at the highest mark. Make the most of your training, Grab your copy now! *Please note all Martial Arts training are subject to instructors discretion and content may vary by area. This book is a guide only and no substitute for in class learning. Good Luck! This guide is a summary of the essential information and does not include illustrations of every technique or Kata movement.
Development, Lineages, and Philosophies of Traditional Okinawan and Japanese Karate-do
Author: Mark I. Cramer
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
A concise yet comprehensive history of traditional Okinawan and Japanese karate, with biographies of the great karate masters This concise-yet-comprehensive history of traditional Okinawan and Japanese karate includes authoritative biographies of the great karate masters of the past and the philosophical issues they faced as karate changed and evolved. Bringing a fresh understanding to the study of the martial arts, Mark I. Cramer dispels many of the often-repeated martial-arts myths as he details the lineages of the modern styles of karate and describes the social, cultural, and political events that influenced them. While most books focus on a single style of karate or the biography of just one of the great teachers, this book offers a well-researched and detailed overview. By bringing all of this knowledge together in one volume, Cramer—an award-winning inductee into the USA Karate Federation’s Hall of Fame—fills a crucial gap.
This manual is suitable for karateka who have mastered the kata and wish to continue to maintain their level. The manual shows clear diagrams and deliberately avoids too many details. It is intended as a reference for the karateka to look up forgotten kata sequences and techniques. Occasionally, one or the other question comes up during training: • When is the Kiai required? • Is the kick performed Jôdan or Chûdan? • Is the Sanbon principle applicable for the combination? • Fast or slow execution of moves? The manual answers all of those questions quickly by providing easy-to-understand diagrams for immediate application during training. Note the special feature concerning Ten no Kata: The kata developed by Funakoshi is illustrated with clear diagrams and is therefore easy to understand.
Karate Do Training for Life A compendium for mainstream karate and martial arts text books outlining the changes psychological, physical, and spiritual that may be experienced through a lifetime of rigorous physical training. Time Book This contains a brief treatise on the concept of time and how the human race introduced a worldwide schedule for one and all. This also contains theorem on how the body ages. Life Book One Includes information on beginning karate and what to expect in these early days. It also introduces the novice to the way, explains key terminology together with a section on recognition and treatment of common minor injuries and conditions. Life Book Two Concentrates on the development of the individual through the middle years. Contains a section on class operation and promotional grading examinations. Background information on kumite and kata practice is also to be found. Life Book Three Focuses on management of your wellbeing through self care, meditation, and of course continued adherence to the way. Philosophical aspects of training and teaching are also touched upon. Each Life Book opens with a loose description of physical, psychological, and spiritual conditions you may recognize at that point in your life.
Comprehensive handbook on shotokan karate useful for all skill levels. Topics covered include basic techniques, kata (formal exercise), sparring, self-defense for men and women, basic karate etiquette, grading, weight training for martial artists and many other areas.
An authoritative text supporting the newcomer to karate with all they need to know, up to black belt level. Packed with photographs detailing techniques and kata (the combinations of techniques students need to master to progress through the belts) this book is designed to take the student step by step through the progression of Shotokan Karate, taking each belt in turn. Photographs and clear instructions take you step by step through the kata. Karate is a martial art that focuses on the application of strikes using predominantly the hands and feet. It originated in Japan and has become popular throughout the world. There are many styles of karate but the most widely practised outside of Japan is Shotokan Karate. Training in karate is normally divided into three sections: the basic technique; kata, or sequencing of techniques to imaginary opponents; and kumite, the sparring done with an opponent. In total there are ten gradings to be passed in order to get a black belt - this, on average takes a student four years to attain. This book covers all the training needed to attain a black belt. This new edition includes brand new material on partner work, more grading tips to help you avoid making common mistakes, and new footwork diagrams to help you understand the movements better. An indispensable guide.
Dave Hague 6th Dan began his martial arts training in 1968 by beginning Judo practice, and joined the SKI (Shotokan Karate International) dojo in 1970. It was then a member of the KUGB (Karate Union of Great Britain) that gave him the opportunity to train with Sensei Enoeda. He left KUGB when Sensi Asano started SKI so he could continue to train with Sensi Shiro Asano. He trained under Sensei Asano for about 18 years. Sensei Asano regularly having visiting Japanese instructors to his dojo, gave him the opportunity to train alongside many whom are now karate legends such as Kanazawa, Kato, Mura, Shirai, Kasi, Kobara, and Sode, to name but a few, receiving all his grades up to and including Ni Dan from a variety of the top Japanese sensei: Asano, Enoeda and Kanazawa. Currently affiliated to Jindokai, a martial arts society headed by Prof. Dr Stephen Chan OBE PhD 9 dan Shorin Ryu. Dave Hook 4th Dan. Dave's Karate career began with Goju Ryu in Australia in 1970 under Sensei Brian Mackay. Then briefly with Wado ryu on returning to the UK in 1973 in Streatham with Sensei Graham Mitchell. Beginning Shoto-kan at Sensei Asano's Shotokan Karate International (SKI) on moving to Nottingham in 1975, training at Sensei Morris' University of Nottingham Dojo. In 1986 he joined Sensei Aiden Trimble's (A Kata and Kumite legend) Federation of Shotokan Karate (FSK) at its inception. Appointed General Secretary of Sensei Vince Morris' Kissaki Kai from 1993, grading 4th Dan 2001, until Sensei Morris relocated to USA in 2006. From 1993 until present, main interests, Kyusho Jutsu and Bunkai Jutsu. "Katas define a 'school', a system, or a ryu which is clearly identified by its katas as a school of particular emphases and principles. ... (Karate) Katas are to do with violence ... and they are to do with efficient violence. They teach how to respond to violence with violence. That is why there is no first strike in karate or its kata - but there are plenty of strikes that respond to first strikes. ... "Sensei Dave Hague is one of the very few western masters who have captured, I think, what went on in the minds of the old masters. He has solved the riddle of how to read the book, and he has rendered his findings in a modern form which I think the old masters would appreciate and enjoy." Stephen Chan OBE PhD 9 Dan Shorin Ryu
A Japanese-American pilot in the days before Pearl Harbor is the hero of this novel which illuminates the tensions between the U.S. and Japan as war between them became inevitable. The hero, Ken Kurushima, is torn by his loyalty to both countries.
Fitness... Mapped! This book takes you inside the world of martial arts on a fantastic journey of overall fitness. Karate is a form of self-defence technique that requires a good balance between the body and mind. The word ‘karate’ means playing ‘empty-handed’. So apart from physical power, one needs to learn various playing tactics to have a cutting edge over the others. Through this book, one can learn the basic ways of playing karate and the rules governing it. The ‘Enjoy being a Karateka’ section covers a comprehensive research on Karate tactics, and it is sufficient enough to make you understand the basic moves and enjoy the game. ‘Youth’s choice of Karate’ section provides insights about 21st-century expectations for a 360-degree makeover. Discover karate, kata, kihon, kumite, food, technology, career and much more through this book. Use the grid system where every square content has a unique message coordinating with the subject to ensure that your journey is exciting, educative and fun. You can also use the websites to expand your knowledge and motivate you towards healthy living. The book also has amazing facts, texts, images, infographics, statistics and theories, written and checked by experts. Draw the progress and achievements of karate. The topics covered in this book are Karate Fundamentals, Karate History, Fitness, Karate Organisation and Karate Ingredients.
"The Advanced Karate Manual" is designed as a companion volume to "Karate-Do Manual". Written for those who have already achieved proficiency in the sport, the book aims to help the reader attain the increasingly high standards of speed, strength and skill required for modern karate competition. The book also looks at advances in training methods and provides a catalogue of exercises and sequences which can be practised with or without a partner. Other sections cover the psychological aspects of training, the use of equipment, the execution of advanced techniques and the nature and role of the karate coach. Vince Morris is a winning karate competitor, referee and administrator. He established the English Karate Federation and has been the Chairman of the Martial Arts Commission. Aidan Trimble, while in the Shotokan Karate International, was three times British Champion, twice European Team Champion, first World Individual Kumite Champion and winner of several other titles.