This introduction to sport competition teaches you in detail how to use your potential and your technical skills to defeat your opponents in karate competition. Master Miyake shows hundreds of basic, intermediate and advanced sparring combinations used by the great karate champions in the sport. This is a perfect guide to understand offensive and defensive tactics as used in elite competition, making it the most authoritive handbook of its kind about the subject of kumite. This book is for all students attempting to bridge that gap between karate basics and winning tournament competition. It is heavily illustrated with sequential photographs of Miyake Sensei in action.
Miyake began teaching the martial arts in Japan. At the same time, he was teaching modern Japanese language and literature at the high school level. He moved to the US in 1985 and quickly established Shuko-kai USA. With many years of experience in the arts of Budo, Mr Miyake is considered one of the most knowledgeble instructors in the art of karate. Miyake Sensi has earned a high level of respect by sharing karate-do with love, empathy and dedication.