Textbook of Modern Karate-by Teruyuki Okazaki & Milorad V Stricevic (inc. Training; Body Positions; Arm Techniques; Leg Techniques; Kata ; Glossary; Bibliography )( Martial Arts )

By: Okazaki, Teruyuki; Milorad V Stricevic / Kodansha International Publishers ( Foreword By Masatoshi Nakayama )

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----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in an Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 376 pages, b&w photos throughout, ---"Karate has been undergoing a slow transformation since 1922, when Master Gichin Funakoshi introduced this once secret system of Okinawan fighting techniques to Japan as a whole. Certain predictions made by Funakoshi have subsequently been scientifically verified, as this book shows, while others require further study. Karate today, instead of being viewed solely as a method of self~defense, has come to be appreciated for its health benefits and has become established as a competitive sport practiced throughout the world. This is the first book to explore these changes. For some the objective of practice has been to master the kata. For others the aim has been shortsighted; they learn only techniques that can be used in sparring. The objective of training advocated in this book is the proper one of all around development. The systematic, fully lllustrated presentation of stances, body control and techniques is, therefore, both deeper and far more inclusive than that found in other books. Included are not only skills applicable in kata or kumite but many that have specific conditioning value, for it is only through serious, step~by~step study of all techniques and their meanings that the karate athlete can reach the highest level of performance. To develop a scientifically sound training method, the authors have carried out investigations over a period of years, taking into account such central factors of sports physiology as the types of muscle fiber and the source of energy aerobic or anaerobic~used in karate training. Rather than the inflexible approach traditional in karate, they have thought in terms of musculo~skeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory work to devise comprehensive non~endurance programs adaptable to individuals according to their age and general physical condition. Intermediate and advanced students will find much of value here, as will instructors for all levels of training and coaches for all stages of competition"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: Textbook of Modern Karate-by Teruyuki Okazaki & Milorad V Stricevic (inc. Training; Body Positions; Arm Techniques; Leg Techniques; Kata ; Glossary; Bibliography )( Martial Arts )

Author Name: Okazaki, Teruyuki; Milorad V Stricevic / Kodansha International Publishers ( Foreword By Masatoshi Nakayama )

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Ideas / Philosophy,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Kodansha International, 1984, 1st Edition, First Printing (stated): 1984

ISBN Number: 0870114611

ISBN Number 13: 9780870114618

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Type: Price Clipped Jacket

Inscription: Not Signed

Size: 7.25w x 10.25h Inches

Seller ID: 164708

Keywords: Textbook of Modern Karate-by Teruyuki Okazaki & Milorad V Stricevic (inc. Training; Body Positions; Arm Techniques; Leg Techniques; Kata ; Glossary; Bibliography )