Karate: The Art of qEmpty-Handq Fighting has inspired hundreds of thousands of karateka, and it remains one of the finest texts available on the technique, art, and spirit of karatedo. This definitive volume is a systematic presentation of the art of traditional Japanese karate. An easily accessible martial arts manual illustrated with more than 1, 000 photographs, this comprehensive karate book gives step-by-step explanations and thorough analysis of all the basic movements and techniques of karate. Chapters include: What is Karate? A Short History Essential Principlesaphysical principles; psychological principles; combined physical-psychological principles Organization of Karate Techniquesaoverall organization; organization of hand techniques; organization of foot techniques; organization of stance; organization of posture Training methods Calisthenicsaexercise sequence; limbering-up exercises; muscle-strengthening exercises; wind and reaction-time exercises Striking Points and Vital Pointsafore-fist; other striking points; vital points and their respective striking points Stanceainformal-attention stance; open-leg stance; straddle-leg stance; forward stance; back stance; diagonal straddle-leg stance; cat stance; hour-glass stance; wide hour-glass stance Postureafront-facing; half front-facing; side-facing Body Shiftingastepping; double-stepping; sliding; slide-stepping; turning; step-turning Hand Techniquesaattacking techniques; punching techniques; striking techniques Blocking techniquesarising block; forearm block; knife-hand block; downward block; augmented forearm block; x-block; wedge block; other miscellaneous blocks Foot Techniquesaattacking techniques; blocking techniques Techniques in Combinationabalance; muscular control; use of body dynamics; switch-over from one technique to the next; shifting body weight; examples of common combination techniques Formal Exerciseaadvantages of practicing formal exercises; schematic diagram; hints on mastering formal exercises; a representative formal exercise; schematic diagram of heian no. 4; the form (heian no. 4) Sparringabasic sparring; semi-free one-blow sparring; free-style sparring Throwing Techniques Defense Against Holding Defense from Floor-Sitting Position Defense from Chair-Sitting position Defense Against Knife Attack Defense Against Attack by Club Defense Against Pistol ThreatKarate: The Art of Empty Hand FightingAn easy-to-follow manual illustrated with more than 1, 000 photographs, it gives step-by-step explanations and thorough analyses of all the basic movements and techniques of karate.
|Title||:||Karate the Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting|
|Author||:||Hidetaka Nishiyama, Richard C. Brown|
|Publisher||:||Tuttle Publishing - 1990-11|