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Bruce Tegner's Complete Book of Karate [Paperback]

Bruce Tegner
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Mm); 2 edition (Jun 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553200798
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553200799
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.9 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 489,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My old copy (paperback) got water damaged, so I needed to replace it.
When it arrived it was to my surprise a hard back version. The cost was very reasonable and in very good order.
The supplier was professional and prompt.
I would say the experience to be very rewarding, with a supplier who gives value for money.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to Karate 6 Oct 2007
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This is a good book for introducing an individual to karate. It is filled with good adivce and 1000 photos. The book is broken up into two main sections: Self-defense and sport karate. I found the self-defense section to be very useful. In his so called sport karate section he shows kata and two man routines per belt level. Tegner looks stiff in these photos. I do not recognize the style.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to Karate 17 Jun 2000
By M. A. Ramos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a good book for introducing an individual to karate. It is filled with good adivce and 1000 photos. The book is broken up into two main sections: Self-defense and sport karate. I found the self-defense section to be very useful. In his so called sport karate section he shows kata and two man routines per belt level. Tegner looks stiff in these photos. I do not recognize the style.
4.0 out of 5 stars A good basic guide to learning basic karate techniques for self-defense. 30 Jan 2013
By Joseph J. Truncale - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a lifetime student and instructor of numerous martial art and self-defense systems. One of my primary combat systems is Shotokan Karate and though my fellow traditionally trained Karate ka probably will probably not rate this book very high, I personally liked it.

The late Bruce Tegner was an early martial arts innnovator. He taught the subject without all the mystical mumbo jumbo you see in most traditional and formal martial arts today. His main system began with Judo and he turned out numerous books on a wide variety of martial art and self-defense topics. This book is aimed at beginners and even though he shows some sport and kata aspects of karate in this volume, the primary value of this book is his karate self-defense section. If you are seeking information on how to use karate techniques for real life self-defense this book has some very valuable information.

Most traditional karate books today focus on formal basic techniques, kata and free sparring techniques. This paperback edition has numerous photographs showing the techniques; however, like any book on combatives and self-defense, one cannot learn these complex motor skills by merely reading a book. If you use this book in combination with actual training with a karate instructor who FOCUSES on the real life self-defense techniques for the street, this book will be of some value for you. If you are seeking to learn a long term formal karate system this book will have limited value for you; however, the self-defense section alone is worth the price of the book.

In conclusion, if you seek out hands-on training with a Karate Self-Defense/Combatives instructor, in combination with learning the self-defense applications in this book, it can be an effective learning experience.

Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Shotokan Karate Self-Defense Techniques: Combat karate for the street--An official manual of Bushi Satori Ryu)
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT Quality 19 April 2012
By Gary - Published on Amazon.com
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I received the best quality book I could have expected-Even my wife was surprized at the quality. It took a little longer to arrive then I had expected, but it was worth it. I would give them a 4.85 out of 5 stars (solely because of the time it took). They were even great about answering my emails!!!
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