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The Karate Athlete


THE KARATE ATHLETE. We have all watched with envy the ability of the world's best karate fighters....

It is reasonable to suppose that they are blessed with some kind of gift! Well, that is not the case. How many times have you entered an event and found that what you did in the Dojo was of little use when it came to scoring a point against a fast moving and determined opponent? Ian McCranor (ex British Team member) takes us, step by step, through the applications of the most popular scoring techniques and, with constant reference to actual competition footage, Ian manages to create an extremely useful training programme for the aspiring champion.


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