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A Primer on Goju Karate For All Practitioners of the Art

  • Jul 23, 2013
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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 can attain
good health which results from rigorous
exercise and breathing techniques. The kata
are a series of fight movements which precede
the formal fighting between participants
in the dojo. The art of fighting is seen as
one of the last vestiges of the Zen warriors.
 
The Karate Dojo is required reading for anyone who
practices Goju Karate. There is an original 1967
version of this book and an updated 1991 version by
Peter Urban.

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July 23, 2013
Hopefully reading the book will inspire you to get back into it.
July 23, 2013
I've kept up with doing the promotional katas at the higher belt levels.
 
July 23, 2013
karate is a terrific art....
July 23, 2013
It is. Over a decade ago I earned a Brown Belt before I quit.
 
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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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ISBN-10: 0804817030
ISBN-13: 978-0804817035
Author: Peter Urban
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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