Black Belt Karate

Black Belt Karate

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Kanazawa, the most respected figure in the karate world, offers a systematic approach to basic karate, and provides an intensive training course in the three main areas: kihon (basics), kumite (sparring), and kata (forms). Using meticulously detailed explanations and photos, Kanazawa provides readers with an intensive self-study training course designed to be accessible to beginners and intermediate level. If practised continuously and diligently over the course of a year, a practitioner will be able to attain blackbelt-level proficiency. The author is a close disciple of Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern karate and founder of the Shotokan school. Kanazawa founded the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation in 1979, after gaining his impressive reputation in Europe as an official trainer for the Japan Karate Association. The Shotokan Karate-do International Federation now has branches in more than 90 countries throughout the world. He is the author of "Karate Fighting Techniques" published by Kodansha. This is the first English translation of the classic work by Funakoshi's living successor.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 198 x 260 x 28mm | 879.96g
  • Kodansha America, Inc
  • Kodansha International Ltd
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • English
  • 1
  • 4770027753
  • 9784770027757
  • 295,910

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"A thoroughly "student friendly" and enthusiastically recommended addition to any personal or dojo martial arts reference collection." --The Midwest Book Review "A thoroughly "student friendly" and enthusiastically recommended addition to any personal or dojo martial arts reference collection." -The Midwest Book Review "A thoroughly "student friendly" and enthusiastically recommended addition to any personal or dojo martial arts reference collection." -The Midwest Book Review "A thoroughly "student friendly" and enthusiastically recommended addition to any personal or dojo martial arts reference collection." -The Midwest Book Reviewshow more

About Hirokazu Kanazawa

Hirokazu Kanazawa is the most respected figure in the karate world today, and a close disciple of Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern karate and founder of the Shotokan school. Kanazawa founded the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation in 1979, after gaining his impressive reputation in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, and Europe as an official trainer for the Japan Karate Association. The Shotokan Karate-do International Federation now has branches in more than 90 countries throughout the world. Kanazawa is the author of Karate Fighting Techniques published by Kodansha.show more

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Excellent content, well written accompanied by good photo's. Valuable addition to my karate journey.show more
by Stuart Atkinson
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