ADDING POWER TO THE FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF KARATE
Hojo Undo means ‘supplemental training’, and using these tools is the key for developing the devastating power of karate techniques. Without Hojo Undo training, a practitioner cannot reach the profound strength levels required for a lifetime of karate training.
This book details how to construct and use many training tools; provides accurate mechanical drawings, comprehensive training methods, and an historical context to understand why Hojo Undo was created in ‘old’ Okinawa.
- Warm up exercises
- Detailed construction drawings
- Build your own Hojo Undo tools!
- Learn how to use the tools to develop devastating power
- Link your increased power to fighting techniques
- Hear what Okinawan Masters say about Hojo Undo training
Michael Clarke, Kyoshi 7th dan, Okinawan Goju-ryu has trained in karate since 1973. He has written over two hundred articles for international martial arts magazines, and authored three books. Starting as a young ‘street-fighter’ in England, to a disciplined student of budo in Okinawa, Clarke enthusiastically teaches traditional Goju-ryu Karate in his dojo near Launceston Tasmania, Australia.
“Michael Clarke has captured the secret of traditional karate power”. —Kinjo Tsuneo, Kyoshi 8th dan
“Clarke is an honorable man of karate… I highly recommend this book…” —Hokama Tetsuhiro, Kaicho 10th dan
“I recommend this book…It is a valuable asset for learning how the tools are used as an extension of training…” —Akamine Hiroshi, Kaicho 8th dan
“I can't think of a single person anywhere in the world better suited to introduce this subject, and I highly recommend The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training in Traditional Karate to teachers and students alike.” —Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi 8th dan
“…a serious writer…of great value to anyone who wishes to understand traditional karate-do”. —John Cheetham, Editor, Shotokan Karate Magazine