Learn stances, block, thrusts and strikes, kicks and so much more!
This book takes you through your first weeks as a karate student - from how to put on your gi (karate uniform) and tie your belt, to how to address your sensei (karate teacher) and act in the dojo (karate school).
As you progress in your karate class, the colorful illustrations in this book will help you practice your techniques until you're ready to advance to higher rankings.
Robin L. Rielly began training in the Japanese martial arts in 1959. He holds a seventh-degree black belt in Shotokan karate from the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF), and a second-degree black belt in Shin Kage Ryu jujutsu from the Kobukan School in Yokohama, Japan. A graduate of the JKA Instructors' Training Institute, he is qualified as an official instructor, examiner, and tournament judge. He is the author of Karate Basics.