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Is there any book advices for learning karate. Previously I have trained in kickbox , muay-tai.I want to start learning karate.What are the best books for learning karate ? Thanks in advance.

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closed as too broad by JohnP, The Wudang Kid, Mark C. Wallace, THelper, Steve Weigand Aug 28 '14 at 22:03

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

The answer will inherently be ephemeral. Tomorrow (and every day after that) someone will publish a karate book. And the best book for learning Tang Su Do might not be the best book for learning Isshinryu. The best book for a beginner will not be the best book for someone who has studied three other related arts. The best book for a 98lb 78 year old marathon runner with arthritis won't be the best book for a 210lb weightlifter with a history of ACL tears. – Mark C. Wallace Aug 28 '14 at 11:26
Voted to close as being opinion based. Could also be closed as too broad. – JohnP Aug 28 '14 at 14:43
As written, the question is both opinion based and too broad, but I suspect it could be refined to be better if the asker narrows down exactly what he is looking for. There was a meta discussion related to this here:… – TimothyAWiseman Aug 28 '14 at 21:11
The best "book" for learning any martial art is the official syllabus of that style. – Juann Strauss Sep 9 '14 at 15:31
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Are you interested in the technical aspects of karate, or in the philosophical aspects? I've found that seldom are both well represented. I would say a good mix of both can be found in Karate: Technique and Spirit by Tadashi Nakamura. Nakamura is the founder of Seido, an offshoot of Kyokushin-Kai, but his technical demonstration in the book is well matched by his discussion on the role that martial arts can play in life.

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Thanks for the reply.I could try this book. – Davut Özcan Aug 29 '14 at 13:02

Although not a "technique and kata" writer, I would recommend anything by Dave Lowry. He is an excellent writer and will explain so much more about the etiquette of a Japanese martial art.

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