Best Karate 2


  • Masatoshi Nakayama
Best Karate 2

Size: 224×150 mm, 270 g
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
diagrams, drawings, numerous photos
ISBN10: 1-56836-464-4
ISBN13: 978-1-56836-464-3
Release date: Nov. 2, 2012

List price: $18.00

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As Well as setting forth the basic rules that must be put into practice when performing kata or applying techniques in kumite, this volume pinpoints the underlying physical and physiological principles of karate: source and concentration of power; stance, form, stability and technique; movement in all directions; basic and comprehensive aspects of training.







“Karate-do analyzed in a logical, meaningful way. Full marks.”
The Japan Times

About the Author

MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern Karate. Long professor and director of physical education at Takushoku University, his alma mater (1937), he was chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association from 1955 until his death in 1987. A ninth degree black belt and a familiar face at tournaments, he was among the first to send instructors overseas and to encourage the development of karate as a sport along scientific lines.