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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 197 pages
  • Publisher: Dojo-Kun Publishing Corp.; First edition (July 15, 2010)
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • ISBN-10: 098440841X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984408412
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,135,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in 1932 in Fukuoka, Japan, Sensei Masataka Mori is an 8th-dan Karate instructor, Technical Advisor, and International Director of the Japan Karate Association (JKA). He is also Chairman and Chief Instructor of JKA Shotokan Karate-do International (SKDI). A disciple of of the late Sensei Funakoshi, founder of the JKA, Sensei Mori was charged with spreading the teachings of karate-do internationally. To that end he has taught in such countries as Canada, France, Great Britain and Venezuela, and has presided over the primary dojo of the New York region since 1967. He has held teaching positions at both SUNY Stony Brook University and the City University of New York.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By EG on December 4, 2010
This is a seminal work. It is clear that the author put his heart and soul not just into explaining the physics of the sport but also the philosophy behind it. The illustrations are marvelous. I bought this book for the teenage son of a friend of mine who has been practicing karate since he was a child and my friend tells me the book made a huge difference in her son's performance. The copy, she says, is completely dog-eared (minor complaint -- the paper weight is a little light, maybe thicker paper would have made the book too bulky?). That aside, this book is a must-have for anyone serious about true Karate, beginners and black belts alike. I'd like to add that I suspect the spelling-challenged reviewer below (Ramos) has never even seen the book. His diatribe seems like a partisan attack. For my part, I don't care about inter-club rivalries. Such attacks fly in the face of the precepts of the dojo-kun. I'm glad I ignored that negative review and I think you will be, too.
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By Tawanda Marufu on May 10, 2014
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I consider this book to be in an elite group of publications on Karate-do.
It contains simple illustrations and explanations which are easy to understand but will make a huge impact to your training or teaching.
A must have for instructors and a good addition to student learning material.
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By Alan on August 10, 2014
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Excellent book!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pwatel on January 22, 2011
This book is one of kind, whether you are a Karate instructor or a student. Sensei Mori (who is known as the Master's Master) here puts in writing his whole lifetime knowledge and experience in teaching the art. He is the only instructor of this rank (8th Dan JKA) that was insisting in teaching beginners class himself, a task usually delegated to assistants, that is to say it takes the subject at heart. But at any level, you will discover small details that will help you to improve your techniques. The nice drawings complement the text nicely. Do not pass this book, it is a treasure!
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