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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd (5 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4770027753
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770027757
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 2.5 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 549,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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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.

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Being able to make a fist (kobushi in Japanese) properly and quickly is critical in karate. Read the first page
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Leatherbarrow on 10 Sep 2008
Format: Hardcover
The boss!..Kancho Kanazawa's karate is important to him, it is his life. He has studied long and hard, and thought about his art and has come to understand what its all about' and why things are what they are. Many things, that the average student takes for granted while practising their techniques there is reasons for it all. Sadly those reasons are being forgotten, even ignored. Kancho, with his studies in many martial styles and deep studies in Tai-chi has put an almost spiritual feel to his Karate with the incredible detail he puts into his explanations of style and technique. This book is there to skim over to top up your skills, or delve deep into the true art, skills and spirit of Karate. Anything Kanazawa explains, if you have any love of Karate must be studied. This book is an excellent way of doing just that.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. W. A. Russell on 25 Feb 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is the first translation into English of Kanazawa Kancho's earlier work "Karate-Rokushukan de tsuyokunaru" It takes the Reader through what could be described as a course of lessons designed to improve both Basic and advanced techniques via a comprehensive narrative and pictorial series of steps. Utilising the talents of Kanazawa Kancho Himself and the Honbu Dojo Instructors of the SKIF, this book will Inform and enthrall any serious student of the Art of Traditional Karate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ted Zhen on 24 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
Excellent purchase, detailed movement explanation followed with visual references. Does what it says, train diligently and you will achieve blackbelt status within a year.
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