- Series: Practical Karate Series (Book 4)
- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Pub (October 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804804842
- ISBN-13: 978-0804804844
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,336,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Practical Karate 4: Defense Against Armed Assailants (Practical Karate Series) (Bk.4) Paperback – October 1, 1998
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This six-volume series is a comprehensive, inexpensive and practical survey of self-defense tactics using karate techniques. Each book features numerous photographs and illustrations making it accessible to novice and expert alike.
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Rating: 3 stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Shotokan Karate Self-Defense Techniques: Practical Combat for the streets)
Only initial application is described in this book. Follow up or finishing applications are not given (which is why I am only giving 4 stars). As with any martial arts book, you should not be reading this book in a vacuum. You should go to class and practice, practice, practice. Then concept techniques such as follow up and finishing will be obvious. No matter what technique you try, if you are not constantly training and staying in fighting shape the odds are you will be in serious trouble-especially against an opponent with a weapon. Even with training armed opponents are always dangerous, no matter what.
This book lists some good techniques for defence against a variety of weapons(not perfect-but no defence ever is). There is nothing new in this book, but the photographs are excellent. However if you are just a "casual" martial artist, you will probably find some of the moves difficult to perform since they require a level of skill that people who only play at martial arts will not have.