The Karate Handbook (Martial Arts) (Library Binding)

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Worldwide, people of all ages, races, and physical abilities practice karate, a Japanese martial art with roots in Zen Buddhism. Karate is an art form, a spiritual path, a sport, a means of self-defense, and a fitness routine. Respect and courtesy are integral parts of the martial art, and students learn respect for themselves, others, and the world at large. With clear step-by-step explanations and photographs, this guide teaches basic techniques, exercises, and stances and stepping. It also includes sections on kata, which is detailed choreographed patterns of movements and kumite, which is sparring.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781404213944
ISBN-10: 1404213945
Publisher: Rosen Young Adult
Publication Date: January 30th, 2008
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Martial Arts