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  1. Dynamic Karate

    Dynamic Karate

    $30.00

    Most books on karate usually do not provide complete, detailed instructions and illustrations-the fundamentals plus the fine points-that readers hope for. This book fills the gaps left by others.

    The late Master Masatoshi Nakayama, chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association, left this book as a testament. It reveals his great experience as a karate competitor and teacher, describing and illustrating in detail all the correct movements involved in the particular block, punch, or kick you want to perfect, as well as instructions--on combining blocking techniques with decisive counterattacks. Also included is a glossary of all Japanese karate terms and a guide to their pronunciation.

    Because of the lightning speed of karate techniques, normal camera work often fails to record the action accurately. For this reason, many of the photo sequences found in Dynamic Karate were taken using a stroboscope with a flash time of 1/10,000 of a second, enabling you to follow each movement as it is actually performed. Learn More
  2. Best Karate Advanced Kata: #10 Unsu, Sochin, Nijushiho

    Best Karate Advanced Kata: #10 Unsu, Sochin, Nijushiho

    $16.99

    The Kata in this volume are at the advanced level and may be selected for examination above the grade of shodan. In Unsu, there are constant transformations, signified by the name meaning "Cloud Hands." All parts of the body are used as weapons, with feints and provocations leading to unique combination techniques and multidirectional kciks. Sochin is characterized by a certain solemnity and imperturbability. Using a very stable stance, muscular power is built up slowly in many movements, instantaneously in others, leading to a keen sense of timing for continuous attacks. Nijushiho offers training in the unique back-hand block (haishu uke). It requires integration of varying strengths and speed, and mastery can be seen in a smooth and unbroken flow of movements. Learn More
  3. Best Karate Advanced Kata: #11 Gojushiho Dai, Nijushiho Sho, Meikyo

    Best Karate Advanced Kata: #11 Gojushiho Dai, Nijushiho Sho, Meikyo

    $16.99

    The three advanced kata in this book are a challenge to the performer's level of maturity. From the smooth and flowing movements of Gojushiho Dai through the transformations in the equally long Gojushiho Sho to the serene and mellow Meikyo kata, both techniques learned in the basic kata and more sophisticated tactics call on the deepest reserves of balance, coordination, timing and technical skill. Learn More
  4. The Complete Tae Geuk Hyung W.T.F.

    The Complete Tae Geuk Hyung W.T.F.

    $16.95

    Contains over 1,000 photographs which detail each move, step-by-step. It also covers the stances, hand techniques and kicks needed to master each pattern. Forms included are Tae-Geuk #1-8 and Koryo. Learn More
  5. The Complete One and Three Step Sparring

    The Complete One and Three Step Sparring

    $16.95

    For almost forty years, one of the most influential voices in the martial arts has belonged to master Hee Il Cho. In addition to being a Ninth Degree Belt in Tae Kwon Do, author of 11 books, and creator of the most extensive video training program in the world (over 70 tapes), Master Cho is recognized as one of the most innovative martial artists alive. An inductee into the Hall of Fame, Master Cho Continues to train and refine the martial arts, passing his knowledge on to students in over twenty countries.
    " It is our aim to promote good will amongst all martial artists; to teach that it is peace, harmony and truth that are the guides to universal happiness. These basic, fundamental elements are found in the teachings of all systems of martial arts. By being aware of what we have to give, together we can help create a less violent, more understanding world." Learn More
  6. Karate Basics

    Karate Basics

    $12.95

    In Karate Basics, readers will learn:

    * The origination of Karate—the philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art
    * What happens in a Karate class—taking readers through their first class and explaining the gear and clothing used in Karate training
    * The basic elements of the style—stances, blocks, thrusts and strikes, punches, and kicks
    * Sparring drills and kata to help students understand and apply the basics to their practice
    * How to progress in Karate—creating a training program, testing for belt promotion, and an overview of competitions and tournaments
    * A comprehensive list of resources helps students further develop their knowledge of and training in karate



    The Martial Arts Basics series provides a complete introduction to the martial arts. All of the books in the series are meant to coach beginning students through their first six months of practice—and beyond. These books allow students to gain a complete understanding of the art form from the very beginning—helping them progress faster and with a clearer vision of purpose. Learn More
  7. Super Dynamic Kicks Vol.III

    Super Dynamic Kicks Vol.III

    $8.95

    Chong Lee reveals in stunning, step-by-step photographs that mastering devastating kicks can be done with precision and practice. This book covers kick and punch combinations, running jumping kicks, and air-kick combinations. Learn More
  8. Black Belt Presents: The Best of Bill Wallace

    Black Belt Presents: The Best of Bill Wallace

    $12.95

    Drawing from his lifelong dedication to martial arts training and competition, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace offers instructional advice, anecdotes about his full-contact karate career, and often-controversial thoughts about industry trends in his collection of columns originally published in "Black Belt". From his skeptical criticism of chi power to his claim that a steady diet of greasy junk food lubricates ones joints, Wallace's humor, insight and charisma reveal why he is a sought-after commentator, writer and seminar presenter. The Best of Bill Wallace features more than 60 Black Belt columns, originally published from 1990 to 2005, presenting the experience and opinions of one ot the martial arts world's most recognized and respected personalities. Learn More
  9. The Black Belt Test Guide

    The Black Belt Test Guide

    $20.00

    The Black Belt Test Guide covers basic and advanced material necessary to pass the Shodan (1st degree black belt) test. A great book to give the new student. Lots of material for teachers as well. History, techniques and interviews. Rank requirement chart plus a place to record all promotions, from first stripe to black belt. (This book is now officially out of print ) Already being sold for $100+ on ebay and Amazon. Dojo: get quantity discount while supply lasts. Learn More
  10. Self Defense 100: One Step Sparring

    Self Defense 100: One Step Sparring

    $19.95

    Analyzes 100 basic, intermediate, and advanced black belt self-defense techniques. There are over 300 pictures and clearly detailed explanations of one step sparring, which can be used for street defense and free sparring. These techniques can be applied to all styles of martial arts.
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  11. Best Karate Basics: #3 Kumite 1

    Best Karate Basics: #3 Kumite 1

    $16.99

    In kumite (sparring) basic techniques are sharened and body movement and distancing acquired through practical application. This volume explains the types and meaning of kumite and the relation between jiyu kumite and basic training in fundamentals. Demonstrated by instructors of the Japan Karate Association. Learn More
  12. Zen and the Way of the Fist Book

    Zen and the Way of the Fist Book

    $9.99

    Comprehensive master collection of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and its philosophy. Over 150 pages displaying photographs of shaolin form and study, demonstrated by Master Tak himself.
    Zen and the Way of the Fist
    Author: Tak Wah Eng Learn More

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