The actual essence of karate-do is integrated training of the body, mind, and spirit to completely achieve human potential.Karate: Technique and Spirit describes in detail all of the steps vital to score this goal. This is a book of Karate technique, a guideline for training, and a patient exposition of moral philosophy. Kaicho (grand master) Nakamura takes us from the basics—warmups, punches, blocks, and kicks—to the advanced practice of traditional weapons and kumite (sparring), all of the even as grounding the physical expression of this martial art in its wealthy history and philosophy.
With over 700 photos, Karate: Technique and Spirit vividly conveys the essence of karate-do and the way it can bring deeper meaning to our day-to-day lives. Chapters include: Foundations of Karate; Basics of Karate-Do; Postures and Stances; Natural Weapons; Kata (Formal Exercises); Kumite (Fighting) and more!