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Kama: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense (Weapons Series) Paperback – June, 1984

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Product Details

  • Series: Weapons Series
  • Paperback: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Ohara Publications; First Edition edition (June 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897501012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897501019
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,416,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Grant Meredith on November 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
All I have to say is that Sensei Demura has given us a very strong book once again in his series on Karate weaponry. Demura fans, Martial Artists and weapon enthusiasts will all benefit from this text. Covered is Kama grips, stances, blocks, strikes and a section on combat versus various scenarios. A fine book from a fine instructor.
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I have read and reviewed most of Fumio Demura's weapons of self-defense series. The Kama is one of my favorite weapons and the long curved blade makes it a very deadly weapon. Though designed initially as a farmer's tool (scythe) for reaping crops, its value as a weapon of self-defense can clearly be seen. This is one of the few books dealing with the use of this weapon. In fact, in my opinion, this is the most authoritive source on using the Kama. This text covers the basic stances, blocking, striking and sparring methods. In conclusion, if you desire to understand the Kama, this is a book for you.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Tanto-Jutsu Official Manual of Bushi Satori Ryu).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Salvio on August 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have all of Fumio Demura's weapons books, such as sai, bo, tonfa, etc... including Kama. All his instruction books are the best you can buy. The Kama book concentrates on various stances and attacks from those stances, along with grips and defenses against other weapons. Chapter five is a 119 step kata called Kanegawa No Nichougama. Sensei such as Demura hold the key to true understanding of what Karate is really meant to be. Without instruction from someone of this level, your quest will go unfulfilled.
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These are really fantastic books. Amazing!! Specialy, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior with its greats philosophical hints and teachings, helping to avoid the traps of the EGO mind. Helping people to find themselves and their true being. Awesome.
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