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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
Drawing on U.S. government reports, interrogation reports of Japanese officers, ship action reports and secondary sources, this book details more than 400 kamikaze attacks performed by Japanese aircraft, manned torpedoes, suicide boats and suicide swimmers against U.S. ships during World War II. Part One focuses on the traditions, development and history... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
As the United States began its campaign against numerous Japanese-held islands in the Pacific, Japanese tactics required them to develop new weapons and strategies. One of the most crucial to the island assaults was a new group of amphibious gunboats that could deliver heavy fire close in to shore as American forces landed. These gunboats were also... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
Complete Shotokan Karate is actually two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate in Asia and the United States, and an instructional manual for students of the Shotokan method. Part One outlines the history of karate from its probable origins in India (or perhaps Greece), and its transmission from China through Okinawa to Japan.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00
Shin Kage Ryu jujutsu has existed as a fighting system since the nineteenth century, and the literal meaning of the three Chinese characters is "spirit shadow way." Originating in J apan and influenced by Okinawan fighting systems, the art has evolved into one that ip.corporates karate-like kicks, punches, and strikes, as well as the throwing, grappling,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95
In Karate Basics, readers will learn: * The origination of Karate?the philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial art * What happens in a Karate class?taking readers through their first class and explaining the gear and clothing used in Karate training * The basic elements of the style?stances, blocks, thrusts and strikes, punches,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 24.95
This book could actually be considered two books in one: a thorough history of Japanese karate-do and a profusely illustrated instruction manual for students of the martial art who have advanced beyond the beginning stages. Concerned about the misinterpretation of Japanese culture in general and karate in particular by many Western practitioners of... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
A fun and accessible introduction to studying karate?designed specifically with the interests and capabilities of young martial artists in mind. First time martial arts students are not just starting a program of physical and mental practice. They are entering a new world?one that not only has new rules, new goals, and even new clothing?but that... more...