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Kumite: Shotokan Karate
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Following on from KIHON and KATA, this fourth book in the series covers the third pillar of Shotokan Karate -KUMITE -meaning sparring. In it the various forms of combat sparring in Shotokan Karate are explained and covered in a wide span from the simple ones to the more complex ones. In this way a broad palette is covered from the first exercises with a partner in the grading programme up to the more flexible forms of free combat sparring. Using numerous photos, the Kareteka is lead, step by step, through the techniques. The reader also goes through which techniques and actions promise more success in competition. Likewise, further themes cover tactics in competition as well as preparatory training for the competition. Tips on self-defence apart from the competitive variants round off the subject.
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Joachim Grupp has been doing Karate since 1976. He holds a 4th Dan in Shotokan Karate and is the head of a Karate Club in Berlin. He has already published three earlier works on this subject entitled 'Shotokan Karate Kihon, Kumite, Kata', 'Shotokan Karate -Kata Vol 1' and 'Shotokan Karate -Kata Vol 2'.

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