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Karate Books

List of Karate Books

Okinawa's Complete Karate System—Isshin RyuOkinawa's Complete Karate System—Isshin Ryu by Michael Rosenbaum
Okinawa’s Complete Karate System offers you a comprehensive history of Isshin Ryu as well as a thorough investigation of its founder’s life and philosophy with in-depth system’s lineages, internal and external aspects of the art, and multiple interpretations of all Isshin Ryu kata.

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Shihan Te—The Bunkai of KataShihan Te—The Bunkai of Kata by Darrell Craig
Kata is often called the mother of Karate. Bunkai is a kind of analysis (meaning, 'to disassemble') - a much neglected form of study within Karate. In Shihan Te: The Bunkai of Kata, these 'secrets” are revealed.

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Shin Gi Tai—Karate Training for Body, Mind, and SpiritShin Gi Tai—Karate Training for Body, Mind, and Spirit by Michael Clarke
Within these pages, you will discover traditional karate; along the way, perhaps many of your own beliefs about karate will be confronted. You might have a body capable of mastering karate’s physical techniques, but do you have a mind with a level of awareness that is able to grasp the true spirit of karate?

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The Art of Hojo Undo—Power Training for Traditional KarateThe Art of Hojo Undo—Power Training for Traditional Karate by Michael Clarke
Hojo Undo means ‘supplemental training’, and using these tools is the key for developing the devastating power of karate techniques. Without Hojo Undo, a practitioner cannot reach the profound strength levels required for a lifetime of karate training.

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The Way of Kata—A Comprehensive Guide to Deciphering Martial ApplicationsThe Way of Kata—A Comprehensive Guide to Deciphering Martial Applications by Lawrence A. Kane, Kris Wilder
This groundbreaking book unveils methods, not only teaching you how to analyze your kata to understand what it is trying to tell you, but also helping you to utilize your fighting techniques more effectively—both in self-defense and in tournament applications.

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The Way of Kendo and Kenjitsu—Soul of the SamuraiThe Way of Kendo and Kenjitsu—Soul of the Samurai by Darrell Craig
This book addresses advance level Kendo skills including equipment, exercises, wazas and the last three katas of the All Japan Kendo Federation, which uses the short sword (Wakizashi).

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The Way of Sanchin Kata—The Application of PowerThe Way of Sanchin Kata—The Application of Power by Kris Wilder
Many believe that Sanchin Kata holds the key to mastering traditional martial arts. Those who understand its teachings find that it facilitates enormous quickness and power in any martial application. The challenge lies in gaining that understanding...

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The Way to Black Belt—A Comprehensive Guide to Rapid, Rock-Solid ResultsThe Way to Black Belt—A Comprehensive Guide to Rapid, Rock-Solid Results by Lawrence A. Kane, Kris Wilder
Packed with actionable information, The Way to Black Belt will teach you how to set goals, find a good instructor, monitor your progress, overcome plateaus in your training, take advantage of learning opportunities, and work through the inevitable injuries that come with rigorous martial arts training.

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