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The Textbook of Modern Karate Hardcover – 1 Jun 1984

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc; 1 edition (Jun. 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870114611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870114618
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 21.1 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,076,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Demonstrates basic stances, punches, striking techniques, blocks, and kicks, and suggests training procedures and drills.

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Format: Hardcover
This is the most interesting karate text I have. Nowhere have I ever seen a complete analysis of every technique in every Kata of a system such as Okazaki does with the Shotokan Kata.

If you accept the premise that you don't really understand a system unless you can drop somebody with every technique in the system, you have to make sure you know every technique in the system.

In my mind, this is the type of analysis needed of a system by a senior researcher into the study of bunkai. If for the purpose of the template of analysis designed by Okazaki alone, the book is worth the price.

There is a 1997 paperback re-print of this book (apparently?) if you're lucky enough to find a copy of it.
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HASH(0x9c6fd48c) out of 5 stars Bring it Back!! 20 Jan. 2008
By Terry Tozer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is the most interesting karate text I have. Nowhere have I ever seen a complete analysis of every technique in every Kata of a system such as Okazaki does with the Shotokan Kata.

If you accept the premise that you don't really understand a system unless you can drop somebody with every technique in the system, you have to make sure you know every technique in the system.

In my mind, this is the type of analysis needed of a system by a senior researcher into the study of bunkai. If for the purpose of the template of analysis designed by Okazaki alone, the book is worth the price.

There is a 1997 paperback re-print of this book (apparently?) if you're lucky enough to find a copy of it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bf5b8e8) out of 5 stars Bring it Back!! 20 Jan. 2008
By Terry Tozer - Published on Amazon.com
This is the most interesting karate text I have. Nowhere have I ever seen a complete analysis of every technique in every Kata of a system such as Okazaki does with the Shotokan Kata.

If you accept the premise that you don't really understand a system unless you can drop somebody with every technique in the system, you have to make sure you know every technique in the system.

In my mind, this is the type of analysis needed of a system by a senior researcher into the study of bunkai. If for the purpose of the template of analysis designed by Okazaki alone, the book is worth the price.

There is a 1997 paperback re-print of this book (apparently?) if you're lucky enough to find a copy of it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Fernando A. T. Tavora - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Excellent! A wonderful book. A really analytical research about karate. Congratulations to Mr. Striceviv who had, years ago, a view about a brilliant person: TERUYUKI OKAZAKI a true and fenomenal karate-ka. Fernando A. T. Tavora Fortaleza, Brazil
HASH(0x9bf62dd4) out of 5 stars classic book, in depth study of techniques 31 July 2013
By Micho - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
there's a wealth of information covered in Mr. Okazaki classic book, more than he covers in class at the dojo. I really enjoyed reading it and it enhanced my overall knowledge of karate ...
HASH(0x9c4285a0) out of 5 stars the text book for Karate 29 July 2013
By Mark Draghici - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very detailed book. A must have for any karate practitioner. Had the honour to meet Master Teruyuki and talk to him a few time at a camp and other classes.
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