The Art of Hojo Undo by Michael Clarke
Power Training for Traditional Karate

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Hojo undo means 'supplemental training equipment' for traditional martial artists. This book comprehensively details how to construct and use the most popular martial arts training tools of Okinawa. The value of hojo undo is that the strength building exercises are linked to the motion of the fighting techniques of karate; this is the kind of information many practitioners need to have in order to make sense of where karate's devastating power comes from.

About Michael Clarke

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Michael Clarke, Kyoshi 7th dan, Okinawan Goju-ryu has trained in karate since 1974. He has written over two hundred articles for international martial arts magazines, and authored three books. Starting as a young 'street-fighter' in England, to a disciplined student of budo in Okinawa, Clarke enthusiastically teaches traditional Goju-ryu Karate in his dojo near Launceston Tasmania, Australia.
Published September 25, 2009 by YMAA Publication Center. 226 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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