An amazing book on traditional karate kumite (sparring) techniques for beginner to advanced level practitioners. Written by Shotokan instructor and accomplished kumite fighter; Bernardo Mercado; this text contains combinations & techniques that utilize power & distance closing to develop superior kumite. Also includes makiwara and heavy bag training; and sweeping techniques for all levels. Includes 100's of clear; easy to follow photos and amazing drawings by Nobu Kaz. 248 pages.