The most important and toughest opponent you will face as karate person is yourself. You must face your weaknesses, fears, insecurities, and mental blocks. In karate, we call this polishing ourselves. It means we criticize and judge ourselves before we judge others. Michael Mantz and Tom Muzila have practiced this concept their entire lives. They have integrated it into how they teach karate, as you will see when reading this book. Introduction to Karate-Do is for the beginning student. You will gain a strong understanding of karate's fundamental foundation. The book is written in a very comprehensive way. It will educate you to many deeper elements of karate's true nature. You will learn not only about practice and training, but also about how you can use karate to benefit and supplement your life experiences. Principles of training can be directly applied to have a more successful life. The contents of this book cover basic history, how to acquire the proper attitude toward practice, and karate's foundational structure. Proper striking, kicking, and blocking are shown and explained. The discussions of forms and sparring for beginners will prepare you for getting the most from your katate lessons. Diligent practice, using this book as a basis, will lead to many rewards. Book jacket.
Introduction to Karate-Do
Idyll Arbor, Incorporated
A Study Guide for Beginning Students of Shotokan-Ohshima Karate