Fighting Karate

Fighting Karate

by Takayuki Kubota, Tak Kubota


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Gosoku Ryu is a complete martial arts style composed of special techniques and unique kata. Created by legendary Soke Takayuki Kubota, Gosoku Ryu, which means "strong" and "fast," combines the blazing speed that comes from the softness of most Chinese styles with the massive power of Japanese techniques. Soke Kubota also added elements of aikido, judo and jiu-jitsu to create a near-invincible, easily learned martial art that delivers maximum protection on the street and judge-pleasing performances in tournaments. Tak Kubota, head of the International Karate Association, is one of the world's most-treasured martial arts masters and teachers. His Association is represented in 53 countries and his amazing techniques have been taught to more than 800 police departments, agencies and bureaus around the world, including the F.B.I. and the Tokyo and Los Angeles Police Departments. In this groundbreaking book, Soke Kubota shows you in step-by-step fashion why Gosoku Ryu has become the most-widely accepted style of karate in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865682054
Publisher: Unique Publications
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

What is Gosoku Ryu?9
Gosoku Ryu World Champions17
What Others Are Saying About Tak Kubota19
IKA Glossary25
Parts of the Body27
Belt Rankings27
Black Belt28
IKA Honbu No Kata33
Gosoku Ryu33
Gosoku Weapons Kata33
Kubota Jiu-Jitsu34
Gosoku Ryu Forms, Training Exercises, and Techniques
Kicking Form36
Tsuki Kata (Punching Form)40
Uke Kata (Blocking Form)45
Training Exercises for Geri and Tsuki Kata54
Arm and Focus Training58
Balance Training62
Makiwara and Hammer Training64
Kumite Fighting Form68
Waza (Technique)72
Geri (Kicking)140
Nage Waza170

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