Sendo-Ryu Karate-Do The Way of Initiative covers the complete traditional karate syllabus from the most basic skills of stance, punching and kicking to kumite, kata and knife defenses. Illustrated with over 80 diagrams and 400 photographs this book is a complete guide to the Sendo-Ryu Karate system, including all of the techniques required for black belt testing.
In Sendo-Ryu Karate-Do The Way of Initiative, Professor Emeric Arus SOKE 10th Dan Black Belt and Founder/President of the International Sendo-Ryu Karatedo Federation, introduces a highly effective self-defense and sport Karate system.
This versatile and highly combative style incorporates the technical elements, basic training principles and general philosophy of four major Japanese styles: SHOTOKAN, WADO-RYU, GOJU-RYU and SHITO-RYU KARATEDO. Professor Arus has introduced new and efficient Karate techniques for both attack and defense. Leg-sweeps, throws, chokes, arm and leglock techniques from Judo, Jujitsu, Aikijujutsu, as well as systematized fighting principles and a strong methodology in Kumite (fighting), make Sendo-Ryu Karate-Do an altogether unique style.
SENDO can be translated as the Way of Initiative. The research for Sendo-Ryu Karate-Do The Way of Initiative is the result of more than 40 years experience in the practice and teaching of martial arts. The principles are based on very solid biomechanical, physiological and methodological foundations.
Professor Emeric Arus is a two time Romanian fencing champion, having obtained 6th place at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Professor Arus finished the Institute of Physical Education and Sports in Bucharest, Romania in 1970 and earned a State Diploma as a Professor of Physical Education, specialising in Judo. Professor Arus Judo achievements are seen most remarkably in the positions his students have earned in European and World Judo competitions. On November 14, 1987 Professor Arus founded Sendo-Ryu Karatedo which has been recognized by Dai Nippon Seibukan Budo/Bugei Kai Japan, The World Headfounders/Headfamilies Council and The US Martial Arts Association. Professor Arus is the author of a Handbook in Sendo-Ryu and has written numerous articles on Karate for martial arts magazines in the United States and Europe.
1. The history of martial arts
2. What Sendo-Ryu Karatedo is
3. The understanding and practice of Karate
4. The theory of Karate
II. THE TRAINING AND METHODOLOGY
1. Karate training lesson
2. The basics (Kihon)
2.1. Stances (Tachi Kata), postures (Kamae)
2.2. Foot and body movements - Shifting, turning (Tai Sabaki) and walking (Shintai)
2.3. Body evasion (Kawashi)
3. Natural weapons of Karate
3.1. Vital points (Kyusho)
4. Hand - arm techniques (Te Ude Waza)
4.1. Punching techniques (Tsuki Waza)
4.2. Striking techniques (Uchi Waza)
4.3. Hand and arm blocking techniques (Te Ude Uke Waza)
5. Leg techniques (Ashi Waza)
5.1. Kicking techniques (Keri Waza)
5.2. Leg blocking techniques (Ashi Uke Waza)
6. Throwing techniques (Nage Waza)
6.1. Leg sweeping techniques (Ashi Barai Waza)
7. Combination techniques (Renraku Waza)
8. Sparring (Kumite)
8.1. Three steps sparring (Sanbon Kumite)
8.2. Two steps sparring (Nihon Kumite)
8.3. One step sparring (Ippon Kumite)
8.4. Basic formal sparring (Kihon Kata Kumite)
8.5. Knife Kata (Tanto Kata)
8.6. Fighting (Kumite) rules in Sendo-Ryu Karatedo style
9. Competition (Shiai)
III. KARATE TRAINING METHOD AND PERIODS OF PREPARATION
IV. KARATE INJURIES - PREVENTION AND TREATMENTS
V. KARATE FOR CHILDREN
VI. USE OF EQUIPMENT IN KARATE TRAINING
Appendix A: Author�s advice for practicing Karate