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Shotokan Karate: Khon, Kumite, Kata Paperback – February 1, 2002

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Joachim Grupp has been practising Karate since 1976. He holds a 4th Dan in Shotokan Karate and has been acting for a number of years as a grading judge in the DKV (Deutsche Karate Verband - German Karate Association). He has been successful in numerous national and regional competitions. He is the leader of a Karate Club in Berlin.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Fachverlag und Buchhandel GmbH (February 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841260711
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841260716
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,881,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Harold McFarland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 31, 2003
To become proficient at any form of martial arts you have to understand and study the basic movements, sparring techniques, and forms. In "Shotokan Karate: Kihon-Kumite-Kata" author Joachim Grupp not only goes over these in detail but also covers the history of Shotokan Karate, Karate demands and characteristics, training techniques and etiquette, and the skill grading system. With this basis on which to build he then starts at page 37 covering the stances, sparring, and forms. This section is well written and easy to follow along with the descriptions so that you can perform the same actions. In addition to the writing there are sequences of photographs so you can visually see what is supposed to be happening as you go through the movements. Joachim Grupp has done a fine job of getting just the right number of photographs into the text. There are not so many that it makes the book excessively long and three or four pictures are used to illustrate a simple movement but there are enough pictures that you don't get lost trying to figure out how he went from one movement to the next. This is a recommended book for anyone interested in Shotokan Karate and provides an excellent reference for anyone practicing the techniques.
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