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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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.
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.