Hand Is My Sword: A Karate Handbook

Hand Is My Sword: A Karate Handbook

by Robert A. Trias

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Karate means "empty–hand," but the one who masters this book will never be empty–handed.

In fact, he will be a master of the ultimate in self–defense, for here are the martial arts fundamentals, the basic katas and techniques as taught by Robert Trias, holder of the eighth degree Black Belt.

These movements and techniques are vividly brought to life by more than six hundred striking illustrations, many of them picturing Master Trias and his aides and pupils. Along with the imposing illustrations are important charts not usually found in martial arts books of this kind. The charts show the fatal and disabling points of the body and the nerve centers–for karate can be a deadly game, and those who practice it must know well the significance of the term "killer karate."

For student and instructor alike, this important manual will open new dimensions, new horizons, and in the give–and–take of life will teach the properly oriented how to give much more than he takes. It will give him a new interest, a new zest for living, with the confidence that he can move mountains. Above all, it will teach him that to master others, he must first learn to master himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462902293
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

ROBERT A. TRIAS returned to the United States at the end of World War II to teach and advance the science of karate at a time when it was practically unheard of in America. In 1946 he opened the first karate school in America, in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1948 Trias founded the United States Karate Association, which today is the largest karate organization in America. He sponsored the first World Karate Tournament in Chicago in 1963. Trias's school in Phoenix has an impressive display of trophies, not the least of these being the karate-rank awards made to him. He has Chinese, Japanese, Okinawan, and Korean system certificates, and in the United States he is a holder of the eighth dan. He has further received a commendation from Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, under whom he served in World War II.

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