Softback, in good condition
This guide offers advice for enhancing individual performance, as well as specific strategies for success in sparring situations. There are chapters on offensive and defensive tactics and photographs provide the visual clues required to develop the skills needed to progress through the intermediate and advanced ranks. This guide also features a chapter on teaching styles and methods. "Mastering Karate" also offers an in-depth look at the history, traditions, etiquette, techniques and training methods that trace the evolution of Western karate. The author has been named Instructor of the Year by "Black Belt" magazine and dubbed the published authority on American karate by "Inside Karate" magazine.