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

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ADDING POWER TO THE FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF KARATE

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