"Simple, clear, easy to learn Dispenses with hours of needed to practice for the professional Outstanding primer on self defense." - Marine Corps Gazette
Practical Karate: Fundamentals of Self Defense is the first volume in the classic six volume series by Masatoshi Nakayama and Donn Draeger. Written for those too busy to devote hours a day to Karate training, it is a serious introduction to the basic elements of self defense.
Excerpts from Practical Karate:
*"The secrets of self defense can be summed up in the proverbs: 'a wise man avoids danger' and 'to run away is the best way to win.' Yet, sometimes you are not able to choose these courses. I select here several techniques which you will be able to master with comparative ease, thus protecting yourself more effectively against any unarmed assailant." M.Nakayama
"Properly learned karate response will teach you to face emergency attack situations or to run-both with confidence. The few minutes a day you spend in practice will never be wasted." Don Draeger*