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Karate science : dynamic movement / J. D. Swanson, PHD.

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  • ISBN: 9781594394591
  • ISBN: 1594394598
  • Physical Description: xviii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Wolfeboro, NH : YMAA Publication Center, [2017]

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Karate > Training.
Karate > Physiological aspects.
Human mechanics.
Biomechanics.
Martial arts > Training.
Martial arts > Physiological aspects.
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental > Training.
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental > Physiological aspects.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Draws on examples from several styles of karate and other martial arts to explain the biomechanics of dynamic movement and apply that knowledge to improve techniques.
  • NBN

    Karate Science: Dynamic Movement is rooted in the teachings of the masters. This book nucleates that knowledge, clarifying and distilling the key principles behind movement dynamics.

    Martial instruction, both in print and in person, tends to focus on stances and finishing positions. But dynamics, motion, sensation . . . they are karate's connective tissue—and they are the heart of this book.


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