The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training for Traditional Karate (Paperback)

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Hojo Undo means 'supplementary training', and using these tools is the key for developing the devastating power of karate techniques. Without Hojo Undo, a practitioner cannot reach the profound strength levels required for a lifetime of karate training.

This book details how to construct and use many training tools; provides accurate mechanical drawings, comprehensive training methods, and an historical context to understand why Hojo Undo was created in 'old' Okinawa.

  • Warm up exercises
  • Detailed construction drawings
  • Build your own Hojo Undo tools
  • Learn how to use the tools to develop devastating power
  • Link your increased power to fighting techniques
  • Hear what Okinawan Masters say about Hojo Undo training

About the Author

Michael Clarke Kyoshi 7th dan, Okinawan Goju-ryu has trained in karate since 1974. He has written over two hundred articles for international martial arts magazines, and authored three books. Starting as a young 'street-fighter' in England, to a disciplined student of budo in Okinawa, Clarke enthusiastically teaches traditional Goju-ryu Karate in his dojo near Launceston Tasmania, Australia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594391361
ISBN-10: 159439136X
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center
Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Pages: 220
Language: English