One of the most popular and demanding martial arts, Shotokan Karate combines physical fitness with mental and spiritual training. This superbly illustrated step-by-step volume sets new standards for guides of this type. Its user-friendly approach and clear photography present all the basics in easy-to-follow lessons. Each movement is broken down into stages to include foot positions. There are handy tips and hints throughout the book and advice on taking your training further. This book is essential reading for every student of Shotokan Karate.
Kevin Healy is a serving police officer. He began Karate training in 1977 and was awarded his black belt three years later, and his 5th Dan in 1997. He has been a member of the UK junior and national squads and has trained with some of the true senseis (Masters) of Shotokan Karate. He has become a highly successful instructor in his own right.