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This Is Karate Hardcover – June 1, 1973

ISBN-13: 978-0685221389 ISBN-10: 0685221385 Edition: 1st Print of Revised Edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Wehman Brothers; 1st Print of Revised Edition edition (June 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0685221385
  • ISBN-13: 978-0685221389
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,539,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tradeand5 on January 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have later (newer) version of THIS IS KARATE autographed by author himself Mas Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin Karate (Ultimate Truth) Full Contact Karate System. It always amazes me how Sosai Mas Oyama could put his knowledge together in this one book and in such a practical manner. I remember his speach was always full of spirit, and valable. He always had a good story to tell, and drew everyone's attention with his kindness and love....

I would also recommend WHAT IS KARATE. These TWO books are now getting harder to find, and increasing in value. These books should be used as a Text book for Kyokushin practicionor. You must SWEAT, SWEAT, SWEAT before you can even utilize the information shared in this book. OSU~!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 11, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Mas Oyama's "This Is Karate" is the most complete and thorough book on the Japanese style of Martial Arts that I have had the pleasure of reading. The practical applications are some of the best techniques that one could possibily need for self defense training.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By magellan HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is the best work on the Kyokushin Kai Goju style and one of the greatest books ever written on the subject of Karate. This work and Oyama's Advanced Karate are essential books for the beginner and advanced karateka alike.

By the way, I learned an amazing fact about Oyama's books recently, five years after I wrote this review. I was recently told that if you have Oyama's three-volume set of What is Karate?, This is Karate, and Advanced Karate, in very good condition, it's worth about $1200. I can't vouch for the validity of this myself, but pass it on for what it's worth to all the old karate hands out there like me who might have all three books sitting around gathering dust. Well, those old Oyama volumes might just be worth something. :-)
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The binding of this book was coming apart. I expected it to have more integrity than it did. For the price, it should have been in better condition ----or at least the seller should have made mention of the weak binding. I had to use some white glue to stabilize it. I'm usually happy with purchases that I make through Amazon ----but this was a bit of a disappointment. I bought this book to USE it ---and I fear that it won't last long as I do that.
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By Gelbert Coloma on December 28, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I've read this before and watch the korean movie about the, authors life Kinda almost good as the book itself.
Hope they print more of this book "what is karate"1958 coz we shall introduce this to the new student who wish to study martial, arts.
anybody who wish to sell there books or just lyin around there bookshelves pls. contact me glim@asia.com
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