- Publisher: Wehman Brothers; 1st Print of Revised Edition edition (June 1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0685221385
- ISBN-13: 978-0685221389
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,905,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This Is Karate 1st Print of Revised Edition Edition
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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~!!!!
I purchased this book in 1965 and this short review cannot do this book justice. The 368 pages are full of photographs and detailed explanations of each technique. The seven sections cover the basics, techniques, formal exercises, special techniques, special drills, applications. sparring, self-defense techniques and much, much more. Even though there are some differences between Shotokan and Kyokushinkai karate, most of the karate basics are the same. I found myself often referring to this text in my lifetime of karate study.
In conclusion, if you are into karate, no matter what style, this book will be of value to you. If you are a Kyokushinkai student and a collector of anything written by Master Oyama, you will want to own this historical text.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Shotokan Karate Self-Defense Manual: Combat karate for the street)
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. :-)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This old classic arrive on time in pretty good condition considering its age.Published 4 days ago by Mister Glashaus
I've read this before and watch the korean movie about the, authors life Kinda almost good as the book itself. Read morePublished on December 28, 2004 by Gelbert Coloma
This is Mas Oyama's best work. I would say it is the most complete book for Japanese karate (Not okinawan). There are good practical applications in this book. Read morePublished on November 6, 2001 by M. A. Ramos