Karate: The Art of 'Empty-Hand' Fighting

by Hidetaka Nishiyama and Richard C. Brown
256 pages

A systematic presentation of the 'empty-hand' art of karate. An easy-to-follow manual illustrated with over 1,000 photographs, it gives step-by-step explanations and analysis of all the basic movements and techniques of karate. It features a full description of the sport, including history, organisation, training methods and basic principles and it contains pointers of competitive karate.

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Angry White Pyjamas

by Robert Twigger
320 pages

The book is set in Tokyo in the mid-1990s. Twigger is living with two friends in a tiny apartment near central Tokyo. They all decide to enrol at the Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo in order to get fit and break out of their sedentary life-style.

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Zen in The Martial Arts

by Joe Hyams
Book review by Peter Leitch

Unlike many books written about the martial arts "Zen In The Martial Arts" was authored by aprofessional writer, giving the book a uniquely human and readable appeal. But this book's realbeauty is more what is written than how it's written.

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