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He's been named the Instructor of the Year by Black Belt magazine and dubbed "the published authority on American karate" by Karate International magazine. Now Jerry Beasley, ninth-degree black belt, shares his insights on the technique and tradition behind the most popular form of karate in the western world.
In Mastering Karate, Beasley focuses on the crucial components of advanced karate techniques that will enhance your individual performance and give you the edge in sparring situations. The detailed descriptions and photographs will help you visualize and develop the critical skills needed to progress through the intermediate and advanced ranks.
Mastering Karate also includes specific offensive and defensive strategies you can adapt in competition as well as an entire chapter dedicated to teaching styles and methods that you can apply to become more effective in the dojo. With advanced training methods for physical and mental preparation, this book offers the practical tools you need to succeed.
In addition to a wealth of training techniques, Mastering Karate presents ideas and concepts about history, traditions, etiquette, and training methods, it traces the evolution of western karate and shows how it has been influenced by superstars like Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Bill Wallace.
Mastering Karate is an invaluable resource for students in all karate disciplines. Whether you're an advanced black belt, an intermediate student striving for improvement, or an instructor in search of contemporary training methods, you'll benefit from this comprehensive resource. Use the experience and instruction of Jerry Beasley to guide you to success.