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Best Karate: Kumite 2, Vol. 4 Paperback – July 15, 1979


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA; 1St Edition edition (July 15, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870113593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870113598
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.4 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,962,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshl, the Father of Modern Karate. Long professor and director of physical education at Takushoku University, his alma mater (1937), he was chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association from 1955 until his death in 1987. A ninth degree black belt and a familiar face at tournaments, he was among the first to send instructors overseas and to encourage the development of karate along scientific lines.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bohdi Sanders, Ph.D. VINE VOICE on April 12, 2010
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The Best Karate Series are the definitive books for learning the art of Shotokan karate. They have been around for many years and still none have surpassed their excellence. They are very helpful for the beginner and the advanced student alike. I have read them all and have found that each book in the series is excellent. Although you can't learn a martial art from a book alone, these books are an excellent supplement to your training and are very helpful in learning the finer points of the art of Shotokan. Each book in this series sets the standard for books on Shotokan training. There are simply none better, at least none better that I have found, and I read a lot of martial arts books. I highly recommend these books for anyone who is interested in improving their karate or who is interested in Shotokan. They are simply the best! Highly recommended. 5 Stars.

Bohdi Sanders, Shotokan Blackbelt and author of Warrior Wisdom: The Warrior's Path
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By Abby PS NJ on November 22, 2010
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This is a fantastic series for any serious Karate students. Insofar as the Kata are concerned, the pictures, diagrams and descriptions are excellent and have really helped me with my Karate. Incidentally, if you are not a Karate student I would strongly recommend this as a sport for an individual of any age. The physical excercise and mental stress relief are unsurpassed by any other sport.
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By Andrej Lisjak on June 24, 2013
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I would recommend it to advanced practitioners only, because it has some "deep" ideas... Beginners will not understand the "message" of this book.
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By Apuntar on December 11, 2012
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This book is extremely detailed and you could learn a thing or two from it would recommend to all aspiring Shotokan practitioners.
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