Tiger wants to stand up to the bullies at his school, but feels powerless. His Grandfather recommends Shotokan Karate. Tiger joins a dojo and begins a journey to learn the skills and character traits that will help him make a difference in the world. He faces 12 challenges that build courage, courtesy, integrity, humility, self-control, trust, endeavor, responsibility, cooperation, justice, compassion, and creativity. Along the way he learns how to serve and how to lead. Eventually, he reaches the Ryoky Mountain and the Temple of the Clouds, where he hearns his black belt. He knows he is prepared to begin the greater journey of life with the character and self-mastery that will give him the opportunity to do as much as possible for the greatest number of people. This book is a fun adventure read, but also a guide for students of Shotokan Karate Leadership School. Each step of Tiger's adventure is a character lesson that is taught to our students as they work to acheive their black belt. It is part of our proprietary curriculum and may only be used as such with prior written consent. All children are welcome to read it for their personal enjoyment and development.
A detailed and unique training resource, Lessons with the Master is a meticulous account of the teaching methods and lesson strategies of world-famous karate master Hirokazu Kanazawa, chief instructor and president of the Shotokan Karate International Federation of Japan. Author and karate instructor Paul Walker spent three years studying karate under the direct guidance of Master Kanazawa and his expert instructors and has now compiled his diary entries of those years into this easy-to-understand reference for all students and instructors of Shotokan karate. Lessons with the Master offers ideas, tips, and guidance on the use of authentic Shotokan karate-do to supplement and improve current training and drill-teaching. Using the database of lessons, the additional explanations on lesson components, and the many other instructional tips, students and coaches can design an endless number of coherent and effective workouts and incorporate them seamlessly into their regular karate training. Detailed lesson notes, a glossary, and Walker's engaging anecdotes make Lessons with the Master an indispensable resource for all karate practitioners.
The Oracles of Perception is the second book of three stories that provides a synthesis of Shotokan Karate-do ethos, mystical adventure, and love. It is a lesson in the triumph of justice over the unjust through the persistence of mind, body, and spirit. From the first book, etched with historical Japanese culture and guided imagery, a setting for the second book projects two young adults into a surreal search for answers in modern Japan and America. Interwoven in the moments of drama is a tour through the two countries that continues to excite the senses of imagination.
This is the latest book in the series teaching students 'Basic Shotokan Karate'. With a twist, explaining how, with what, and when an attack is likely to occur! Providing a definitive guide to Street Self Defence' for the beginner, 'The Shotokan Way' with the aid of over 500 photographs, A simple 20 Lesson Plan' teaches 'Attack Psychology' collated from victims, youth offenders, and military branches, and with the aid of his students Frank teaches: Basics (Kihon) Sparring (Kumite) and Formal Exercise (Kata). Showing a massive variety of punching, kicking and blocking techniques. Heian Kata's and Kumite techniques are explained in full. The book is to be used for the serious martial artist who wants to develop techniques not just for obtaining a Karate Belt! Frank shares a wealth of personal experience and the theme of Self Defence runs throughout the book with applications (Bunkai) to techniques everywhere! 'Defending Against Attack' is the product of over 800 workshops completed with organisations that deal with violence on a daily basis, and a personal commitment to provide a comprehensive guide of the modern attacker empowering the reader to reduce their 'Attack Chances'.
How to Defend Yourself Without Even Trying is a book about applying the mental/spiritual principles of Aikido to daily life. It incorporates Dr. Terry Chitwood's personal experiences of using Aikido principles in real-life situations. It is philosophically and spiritually oriented and was highly acclaimed in its print edition. Excerpt from Prologue: 'One night when I was asleep but not asleep, I found myself on another level of consciousness studying aikido with Master Uyeshiba, the founder of aikido. At the end of the lesson he told me that I must teach. I cried tears of gratitude and devotion as I accepted an initiation that was to provide a sense of power and direction to my life.' Excerpt from 'My Early Years' Chapter: 'Once a local gang tried to terrorize me by threatening me with knives. I intuitively knew that I would not be hurt, so I was unafraid. Their fun was over before it started. Such people feed on fear.' Excerpt from 'My Later Years' Chapter: 'One man [in my prison rehabilitation program] in particular stands out. He was a seven-time offender, an ex-Green Beret karate instructor, and a biker (with a bad temper).... When he was released from prison he went into a bar in Tucson where a man tried to pick a fight with him. Instead of annihilating the man, he made a friend of him. Another victory for the power of love and harmony.'