Prof. Anderson wrote the first definitive text on karate fighting, American Freestyle Karate: A Guide To Sparring, in 1980. This book has been hailed as one of the best books on the subject of sparring. It is a staple in numerous karate school curriculums across the country.
In his newest book, The Master Text, Prof. Anderson has written the true follow up to American Freestyle Karate. Where American Freestyle Karate detailed the offensive and defensive approaches one could use in sparring, The Master Text goes much deeper into the subject. This book not only shows what to use in sparring but teaches how to spar as well.
The Master Text covers all facets of karate: sparring, free-fighting, kata, kata self defense applications (bunkai) and combat.
Since the publication of his first book, Prof. Anderson answers what has been a question mark in the minds of karate players since the inception of karate in the United States - "What is the link between kata and free-fighting?" This question is answered in a clear cut way that applies from beginner to master.
This is, indeed, the Master Text!
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"The best book I found in sparring. Other books show you how to kick and punch but this book shows you also when to kick and when to punch to win in a sparring match. If you want to win in sparring, this book will help."
"If you like sparring, buy this book. It is filled with useful sparring combinations. Any karate fighter who takes kumite seriously should buy it."
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