Book ‘Concepts of Karate: The Karate of Toru Takamizawa & Steve Rowe (The Budo Classics)’ by Steve Rowe (Signed Copy)



Toru Takamizawa Sensei was a deeply influential figure in the world of Karate: he left an indelible mark on the understanding of martial arts in the UK and beyond. His coaching techniques, introduced over three decades ago, still resonate today. Toru Takamizawa possessed a rare combination of linguistic, martial and scientific knowledge, enabling him to explain the “why” and “how” behind techniques. In this book, Steve Rowe, a direct student of Takamizawa, explains the concepts that Toru devised and the methods he taught, changing his way of thinking and training forever.