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Author: Jose Fraguas
ISBN: 0865682232
Subcategory: Individual Sports
Pages 350 pages
Publisher Action Pursuit Group (June 30, 2005)
Language English
Category: Sport books
Rating: 4.8
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by Jose Fraguas

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. One Blow, One Kill! The methods of the world’s greatest karate fighters have been gathered together into this incredible volume to demonstrate the most closely-guarded secrets of sport competition.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Karate is one of the most popular, yet misunderstood, martial arts in the world

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Karate is one of the most popular, yet misunderstood, martial arts in the world. With roots in China that led to the development of Shorin-Ryu and Shorei-Ryu in Okinawa.

Fraguas, Jose M. Karate masters, by Jose M. Fraguas. - 1st ed. p. cm. Includes index. Without their support, kindness and commitment to preserve the art of karate-do, this book would not exist. I would foremost like to give my most heartfelt gratitude to all the masters appearing in this book. Not only did they generously give me an enormous amount of personal time for the long interviews, but they also provided me with great pictures to illustrate the work. You all have my enduring thanks.

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Author Jose M. Fraguas, a fifth-degree black belt in shito-ryu karate, is an internationally recognized martial arts authority who is well- known to the world's top karate masters. His desire to promote both ancient philosophy and modern thinking provided the motivation for writing this book. Originally from Madrid, Spain, he currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Yes, the book can be a little repetitive, but then again so can Karate!
In short, the Masters say "Kata, Kata, Kata...and Basics, Basics, Basics"!!!

There are some great Masters in here: (and a couple not so great).
I've trained with a couple in here, (and I know one that couldn't punch his way out of a paper bag)---But, he is very knowledgeable about the history and the stories. That is in fact what this book captures best: The Stories.

The book does a good job of capturing the "timeless romance" of Karate.

4 Stars since they leave out the Korean Masters.
Korea seems to be the red headed step child of the "authentic" Karate community.
But, there are some very good Korean Masters and they have contributed to growth of the arts.

I think every Martial Artist who takes training seriously will get something out of this.
The masters interview series by Jose M. Fraguas is the absolute best around. This volume may have the most well-known karate masters being intereviewed compared with other volumes in this series. For example, this book has interviews with Harry Cook, Ray Dalke, Fumio Demura, Morio Higaonna, Hirokazu Kanazawa, Tak Kubota, Takayuki Mikami, Masatoshi Nakayama, Hidetaka Nishiyama and many other great masters. It will never take the place of actually training under these karate masters; however, it does provide a taste of what it would be to actually train under these karate experts.

In conclusion, this series will be of great value to all serious karate students who desire to learn at the feet of these karate masters. Rating:

5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Karate Combatives).
Fantastic book of some of the old masters
Christmas gift. Recepient was happy with it.
These compilations of interviews are the accomplishments of Jose Fraguas, who has gone through the effort of extracting and editing many of these interviews from their original sources (often magazines inaccessible to the rest of us due to date of publication or what-have-you). What a treat to read the thoughts of Morio Higaonna (pg 97) and Teruo Hayashi of Goju Ryu, Masatoshi Nakayama (pg 225) and Turuyuki Okazaki(285) of Shotokan, Kenei Mabuni (pg 165), Kenzo Mabuni (pg 177) and Minobu Miki(235) or Shorin ryu, European Karate Pioneer Henri Plee(303), South African Shotokan Pioneer Stan Schmidt(321), and American Karate Pioneer Ray Dalke(29)! Not to mention Elite Historian Harry Cook(1) of the UK, and The USA's own William Domitrich(pg 71) of the Chito-Ryu...so many names, such little space for me to name them all! Yet what a wonderful combination from a variety of respected schools.

Suffice it to say, if you are a martial arts history buff, you will have a tough time putting this volume down. You will enjoy Higaonna's truths about his sensei Anichi Miyagi as much as Ray Dalke's story of his break with Nakayama Sensei. Honest, eye-opening, and honestly, enjoyable! I often felt as if I was in the same room as these men, afforded the opportunity to learn from their experiences.

A terrific opportunity at an unheard of price. My only fault with the series is that the name of the original interviewer and the publication it first appeared in is left off. A bibliography at least would have been nice. Nonetheless, who could miss the personal histories of Fumio Demora (55), Tak Kubota (153), Dan Ivan (111), Kanazawa (127) and more? Absolutely worth it!
For those who are interested on martial arts, and specifically karate, this is a must have book. Great interviews with great masters. Makes you understand the essence of practicing karate.