- ISBN: 9781594394591
- ISBN: 1594394598
- Physical Description: xviii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Wolfeboro, NH : YMAA Publication Center, 
- Copyright: ©2017
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Part I. The techniques and how to use them -- Part II. Principles of karate techniques -- Part III. Internal movements of karate.
|Summary, etc.:|| Dynamics, motion, and sensation are karate's connective tissue--and they are the heart of this book. "Karate Science" will help you understand the mechanics of the human body. Swanson describes these principles in incredible detail, drawing on examples from several styles of karate, as well as aikido, taekwondo, and judo. Covered are the techniques and how to do them, biomechanical principles of karate techniques, and internal movement of karate. Whatever your martial background, applying this knowledge will make your techniques better, stronger, and faster.--Publisher.
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