Master the techniques and warrior spirit of karate with this illustrated martial arts guide.
The real essence of karate-do is integrated training of the body, mind, and spirit to reach human potential fully. Karate: Technique and Spirit describes in detail the entire steps important to score this goal. This can be a book of Karate technique, a guideline for training, and a patient exposition of moral philosophy. Kaicho (grandmaster) Nakamura takes us from the basics—warmups, punches, blocks, and kicks—to the advanced practice of traditional weapons and kumite (sparring), the entire 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 by day lives. Chapters include: Foundations of Karate; Basics of Karate-Do; Postures and Stances; Natural Weapons; Kata (Formal Exercises); Kumite (Fighting) and more!