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The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of a Martial Art [Paperback]

Peter Urban
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Aug. 15 1991
The Japanese martial art of Karate is not only a means of self-defense; it is also a sport and a philosophy. First published in 1967, The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of a Martial Art examines each of these aspects-through the colorful legends, tales, and traditions that are associated with the art-and explains why educators and parents are becoming increasingly interested in karate. This book shows how karate training can change the lives of those who practice it, by giving them health, self-confidence, both physical and mental discipline, as well as calm maturity. This martial arts book includes information about: the dojo, the belt system, kata and jiu-kumite, potential and goals, famous dojo stories, Okinawan martial arts fighters, ninjutsu, and more!

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Peter Urban studied Goju Ryu in Japan as a disciple of Gogen Yamaguchi and brought the style to the U.S. He subsequently founded American Goju Ryu Karate and has taught widely in this country, introducing Goju Ryu karate methods and techniques into the training curricula of many police academies.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A martial arts classic Jan. 20 2000
This book is a classic on martial arts. For many of us who have been practicing for decades, this was one of the first books we may have read.
It contains a collection of both interesting stories and pieces of information for students of martial arts that detail physical training regimens as well as martial philosophy and history. It is not a "how to" book but rahter an introduction to martial arts training in general. As this book is a classic, written by an American martial arts pioneer, it is worth having.
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I borrowed this book from my Sensei and loved it so much that I had to buy it for myself! The stories in the second section are wonderful, and the ideas in the first half really make you examine yourself and your training.
A must read for all karate students, even if all you get out of it is that the stories are cute.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good stories May 6 2014
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Great stories and really worth a buy if your a karate guy/girl...... Haven't read this kind of material before. So this is going to be part of my library for a long time
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