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The complete book of karate weapons (edition 1981)

by Theodore L Gambordella

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Title:The complete book of karate weapons
Authors:Theodore L Gambordella
Info:Paladin Press (1981), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 247 pages
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Tags:Martial Arts, Karate, Karate Weapons

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The book is a basic manual on weapons. The book starts off strong with very good techniques with the knife (with the exception of attacking with them.) Mainly the self-defense applications. Dr. Gambordella coverage of the yawara, tonfa ad Jo is adequate. But his coverage from there on shows poor technique. From the basics of how to hold the nunchaku, Bo or sai are wrong.

If you where to hold the sai as is shown in combat or kumite, you would break your fingers. It appears that Dr. Gambordella is self taught with these last three weapons and has no practical experience. ( )
  hermit | Jun 16, 2010 |
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Defend yourself! And learn how to do it right with the only comprehensive book on karate weapons ever published! Shown are the proper usage and katas for seven lethal karate weapons: nunchaku, yawara stick, sai, fighting knife, tonfa, staff and bo.
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