The Karate Way

Discovering the Spirit of Practice

Author: Dave Lowry

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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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 After forty years studying karate and the budo arts, Lowry is an informative and reliable guide, highlighting aspects of the karate path that will surprise, entertain, and enlighten.

The Karate Way

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Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A boy describes his experiences learning karate, especially how it has increased his self-confidence.

Karate Technique & Spirit

Author: Tadashi Nakamura

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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Master the techniques and warrior spirit of karate with this illustrated martial arts guide. The true essence of karate-do is integrated training of the body, mind, and spirit to fully achieve human potential. Karate: Technique and Spirit describes in detail all the steps necessary to attain this goal. It is a book of Karate technique, a guideline for training, and a patient exposition of moral philosophy. Kaicho (grand master) Nakamura takes us from the basics—warmups, punches, blocks, and kicks—to the advanced practice of traditional weapons and kumite (sparring), all the while grounding the physical expression of this martial art in its rich history and philosophy. With over 700 photos, Karate: Technique and Spirit vividly conveys the essence of karate-do and how it can bring deeper meaning to our daily lives. Chapters include: Foundations of Karate; Basics of Karate-Do; Postures and Stances; Natural Weapons; Kata (Formal Exercises); Kumite (Fighting) and more!

Karate: Road to a Black Belt

How to be successful in Martial Arts

Author: Jerry E. Pyne

Publisher: Outskirts Press

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Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 64

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When you start training in martial arts, you become part of a worldwide alliance. As part of that exclusive and dedicated community, Jerry Pyne shares his wisdom and experience to support you on your journey of expertise. The only way to learn martial arts is to put yourself in front of a qualified instructor and practice—there are no shortcuts, no magic you can learn from books and videos. There are emotional and physical hurdles that can get in the way of your training, and critical choices that can make or break your martial arts success. This book is not specific to one discipline but can be used to earn your Black Belt in whatever style you choose. Training for your Black Belt is a realistic goal that you can achieve and should aspire to. You will always wear your rank with pride, and with the practical, experienced advice in Karate: Road to a Black Belt, you will reach your goals.

Black Belt

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Page: 160

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

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Page: 104

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

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Page: 186

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Black Belt

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Page: 128

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Karate for Young People

Author: Russell Kozuki

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Category: Karate

Page: 128

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Text and photographs describe the stances and basic punch, kick, and block techniques of sport karate for boys and girls.

Black Belt

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Page: 186

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.