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  • By Peter Peklivanas
    Jul 11, 2015
    This book was a extremely good read for me, backing up thoughts that I was having about my training and giving great insights into someone else's thinking of karate as well as helping with ways of expanding my training to be able get achieve my own expectations. In my opinion Andi Kidd has hit the nail on the head you would be able take the theory's in this book and would able to implement it in any martial art training and even everyday life.
  • By Robert Davis
    Jul 11, 2015
    This is an interesting book, whilst it's not intended to be a "how to" book (in as much as it's not a list of techniques) in many ways it is. It is an ideal read for anybody with any level of training who is looking to transition from the "classical" arts to a more pragmatic/applied way of training. It is not a zealot's book regarding self protection over traditional training and freely acknowledges that people train for many reasons. However it does chart the author's personal journey to the "dark side" :-) and offers a wealth of useful information on how to make that transition, what is important to know regarding the whole arc of self protection (over and above just the physical skills), how to modify and adapt your training to those ends and how to actually achieve your goals. It is written in a friendly an easy to read manor and I would heartily recommend it to anyone in martial arts (not just specifically Shotokan, the author's chosen style).
  • By John Rista
    Jul 9, 2015
    There are books that cover the many styles/systems of karate from both Okinawa the birth place of karate and Japan particularly Shotokan which has a worldwide following and is possibly the most practiced karate style. Like all genres there are poor books, good books, and excellent books. Having just read this book it is right up there in between the good books and the excellent books and here's why. The book is well set out making it an easy read with well defined chapters covering the subject matter in some detail. I would definitely recommend this book to all karateka regardless of style because the principles found in the book is not Shotokan specific and applies equally regardless of style.
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Product Details

First Edition
Andi Kidd - Application Based Karate
June 14, 2015
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.76 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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