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The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training for Traditional Karate

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IP'S Living Now Award SILVER WINNER - 2010Eric Hoffer Award 1ST RUNNER UP - 2010 IP's Highlighted Title Award ENDORSEMENT - 2010 ForeWord's Book of the Year Award FINALIST - 2010 USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2010 Hojo Undo means 'supplementary training', and using these tools is the key for developing the devastating power of karate techniques. Without Hojo Undo, a pract ...more
Paperback, 201 pages
Published September 16th 2009 by YMAA Publication Center (first published 2009)
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Lance Schonberg
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hojo undo, or, roughly, supplementary training, has always been a part of Goju Ryu, my primary style of karate (I practice two), and it’s something I’ve been interested in for a while. When I attended an open training session this summer at another dojo in our federation, it was one of the things we discussed and tried out. The Sensei of the dojo pulled this book from the shelf of the dojo library, and it only took a couple of minutes for it to earn a place on my next Amazon order.

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John Opalenik
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great guide to hojo undo. How to use the equipment and how to make yourself the equipment if you can't/don't want to order them from Okinawa.

A solid, well researched read.
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Good thoughts on traditional supplemental training.
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