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The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of a Martial Art

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A book by Peter Urban

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Author: Peter Urban
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
2 reviews about The Karate Dojo: Traditions and Tales of...
review by . July 23, 2013
A Primer on Goju Karate For All Practitioners of the Art
The Karate Dojo is an important primer on the protocols of Goju Karate whose founder is Shogun Miyagi. The idea behind the discipline is to live a virtuous life by developing a sound body perfected  through rigorous training.   Urban explains that the kata are distilled and concentrated wisdom derived from the Karate masters and translated into rhythmical movements, breathing and peak awareness.   The various techniques are perfected through constant practice. Practitioners …
review by . August 16, 2004
The author's name is synonymous with the Goju style of Karate.  The volume covers the dojo etiquette, the system of belts,  kata and jiu-kumite. The Goju style has a progressive series of  belts from white to green to green/stripes to purple to brown  to brown/stripes and finally to the first level black belt.  Incremental knowledge of the katas combined with excellence of  execution are important distinguishing factors between the  various …
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