The Way to Black Belt

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YMAA Publication Center, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 268 pages
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This book cuts to the very core of what it means to be a sucessful martial artist. Every chapter is packed with useful and actionable information about what you should and shouldn't do on your path in the martial arts. Includes expert advice from numerous leading martial artists, and offers a wide range of resources and a specific plans of action that you can implement right away. This book will help you understand your martial arts better and faster. Foreword by Dan Anderson, 8th degree black belt.

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How to learn a martial art. This book is fairly complete and aimed at the beginner with intent to revisit it periodically as they progress through the grades of a martial art. In that mode, it works well as a supplement to learning any martial art and has a few good nuggets for even advanced practitioners. Recommended. 

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Excellent guide for all who have entered a dojo or wish to enter a dojo. It doesn't stop there, though application beyond takes a bit of thought, there are rules here to help one become successful in anything. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Lawrence A. Kane is the author of Surviving Armed Assaults, Martial Arts Instruction, and Blinded by the Night, and co-author of The Way of Kata, The Way to Black Belt, and The Little Black Book of Violence (USA Book News--2009 Best Books Award Finalist; ForeWord Magazine--2010 Book of the Year Award Finalist). A paid book reviewer for ForeWord magazine and Clarion Reviews, he consults with other authors from time to time to help assure realism in their novels, particularly in fight scenes. Lawrence lives in Seattle, WA.Kris Wilder began his martial arts training in 1976 in the art of Tae Kwon Do, he has earned black belt-level ranks in three arts: Tae Kwon Do (2nd Degree), Kodokan Judo (1st Degree) and Goju-Ryu Karate (5th Degree), which he teaches at the West Seattle Karate Academy. He is a regular columnist for Traditional Karate Magazine.

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