From the first enthusiastic kiai in the dojo to the solemn black belt presentation ceremony, students learn that karate is all about fitness, confidence, discipline and respect. The Essential Karate Book is an in-depth reference that will assist students and instructors as they plot their course through karate instruction with 20 chapters covering practically every aspect of karate. A major strength of the book is the large number of diagrams provided in addition to the photographs. This is a comprehensive general karate reference for Western audiences.
Graeme Lund fell in love with karate as a young man and pursued every martial arts course that he came across; from body guarding to body conditioning. When he graduated to First Dan he realized that teaching karate, not just the moves and techniques, but also the fundamentals and essence, was what he enjoyed most. Graeme lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.