The Karate Dojo

Peter Urban was a pioneer in American karate and helped not only spread the art of goju ryu, but the ripple effect helped the promotion of other martial arts as well in the 60s and 70s.

The Karate Dojo

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While a little eccentric, Urban was true to the bushido roots, while adapting karate for an American population. This book covers karate philosophy in its mid-twentieth century form and promotes the positive aspects of discipline and etiquette. The book deals with attitude and motivation of spirit. The second half of the book has “dojo stories” that help embody the essences of karate training. This is just a nice and simple book worth the read.