Beyond the Black Belt: Secrets of Advanced Karate Ranks

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AuthorHouse, Apr 1, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 124 pages
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Beyond Black Belt exposes previously untold secrets of advanced karate ranks. Gary Purdue uses fascinating behind-the-scenes insights to reveal why all black belts are not created equal.

True-to-life stories show the compelling reasons why people want the honor and prestige of black belt, and how they continue beyond first-degree rank to more advanced levels.

The first part of the book defines first- through fourth-degrees physically, mentally and emotionally. The second part details the dynamics and execution of those ranks.

You will discover martial arts myths and traditions, and find their marvelous significance in the light of today's understanding. This is a must read for anyone who has an interest in the martial arts.

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