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Shotokan Karate Dictionary : Japanese Technical Terms Used in Karate - Schlatt

Shotokan Karate Dictionary

Japanese Technical Terms Used in Karate

By: Schlatt

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2019
ISBN: 9781610353380
Number Of Pages: 296

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Illustrated throughout with color photographs of karate stances and techniques - plus clear English definitions of karate terms - The Shotokan Karate Dictionary is a unique reference guide indispensable for every martial arts library.

The Shotokan Karate Dictionary, fourth edition, is a complete compendium of essential terms of the practice of karate-do, with special focus on the Shotokan style. Clear, easy-to-understand, and accurate English translations of Japanese karate terms, plus color photographs of essential karate stances, movements, and techniques, will give karate students a firm foundation in karate terminology. A Japanese pronunciation guide and exquisite calligraphy of the Japanese characters (kanji) of each term will deepen students’ understanding of karate's cultural roots.

This comprehensive reference book covers the Japanese numerical system, different target levels and directions of movement, the basic elements of karate training, basic and advanced katas, as well as the Japanese terms for typical instructions and commands you will hear throughout your karate training.

The Shotokan Karate Dictionary also explores the philosophical background of karate through an explanation of selected terms, the origin of the name karate-do, the Twenty Precepts of Funakoshi, the rules that govern the dojo, karate philosophies, and annotations by famous Zen masters.

Book Features:

  • The only complete reference dictionary of the Japanese karate terms used in all Shotokan dojos throughout the world.
  • Must-have reference work for every karate student and enthusiast.
  • Easy-to-use, clearly understandable English translations of karate terms.
  • Full colour photographs illustrating karate stances, movements, and techniques.
  • Written by an acknowledged international karate expert who has studied under great Japanese karate masters in over 20 countries. 180 colour photographs and illustrations

    About the Author

    Schlatt was born in Lauda, Germany, in 1964 and started the practice of karate-do in 1979. He has studied karate in over 20 countries and has taught in several dojos in Germany. Schlatt qualified for the Canadian National Karate Team for the 1996 Japan Karate Association World Championship. In 2016, Schlatt received his sixth Dan from Hideo Ochi, chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association of Germany and Europe.

    Industry Reviews

    "The clarity of basic concepts and terms elevate The Shotokan Karate Dictionary to something students should possess from the beginning of their martial journey."--Seattle Book Review
    "An absolutely essential and core addition to personal, professional, dojo, community, and academic library Martial Arts instructional reference collections in general, and Karate supplemental studies lists in particular, The Shotokan Karate Dictionary is exceptionally well organized, thoroughly comprehensive, and impressively user friendly in presentation."--Midwest Book Review

  • ISBN: 9781610353380
    ISBN-10: 1610353382
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 296
    Published: 1st June 2019
    Publisher: Linden Publishing Co Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
    Weight (kg): 0.68
    Edition Number: 4

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