Karate the Japanese Way

by Mark Adrian Groenewold



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/14/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781553698456

About the Book

Karate the Japanese Way is a text for the beginner to karate. Written from the perspective of a karate student and instructor living in Japan, the reader gets a first-hand perspective of how karate really works, how Japanese teachers run their classes, and how to best find a good place to train. Karate the Japanese Way is a book that will answer the questions that North American teachers have difficulty finding answers for, and de-mystifies some of the mis-information that students to karate may have heard. Written in a frank and conversational manner, this book is one which gives the reader a "rear-view window" into a traditional karate training hall, explains the customs and methods, and explores some of the underlying ideas behind karate. The is how karate is done, the Japanese way.

About the Author

Mark Groenwold is a second-degree black belt with the Japanese Karate Association and living in Kagawa-ken, Japan. Mark is the president of a chain of language schools and has been teaching English to Japanese students for over 20 years. Having done almost all of his karate training in Japan, Mark has had the unique opportunity to train with a wonderful karate teacher, a man by the name of Taniguchi Takao. Taniguchi-Sensei has been Mark's teacher for over 12 years and has been an inspiration for him in writing this book. We hope that this book is one that is of interest and service to new students to karate. This is not a book for karate masters. It is for karate students, just like Mark, who are fascinated by karate and who are on their own path to learn and to experience this wonderful and deeply enriching martial art.