75 Down Blocks

Refining Karate Technique
Author(s): Rick Clark
Original Publish Date: Jan 09, 2012
Product Number: EB00643579
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462904358
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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Refine your advanced blocking skills with this illustrated martial arts guide. Every style of karate, tae kwon do, kung fu, or other martial art includes the down block as part of its kata, or forms. The forms are similar enough that martial artists will recognize them as down blocks, even though the specific block looks different from their own style. Taken together, these blocks make up a "universe of hundreds" of different variations on the basic block 75 Down Blocks explores this universe to look for the underlying principles common to all down blocks. Author Rick Clark examines seventy-five different possible variations on the basic down block - with examples on how to use the down block to defend against twelve kinds of attacks- from wrist grabs and punches to kicks and attacks with a stick.

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