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Author Swanson, J. D. (John-David), 1973- author.

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

Publication Info. Wolfeboro, NH USA : YMAA Publication Center, [2017]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.8153 SWA    Available
 PAS Villa Parke Branch Non-Fiction    796.8153 SWA    Available
Description xviii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. The techniques and how to use them -- Part II. Principles of karate techniques -- Part III. Internal movements of karate.
Summary 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.
Martial arts -- Training.
Martial arts -- Physiological aspects.
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental -- Training.
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental -- Physiological aspects.
ISBN 9781594394591

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