The roots of contemporary karate; the development of American karate; developing a philosophy for modern karate; stances and footwork; hand strikes; kicks; blocks and traps; karate for self-defence; competition and strategy; training methods; teaching.
Jerry Beasley has more than 30 years of experience in the martial arts and holds a ninth-degree black belt in karate. He is a member of the Black Belt (magazine) Hall of Fame and was voted Black Belt's Instructor of the Year 2000. Referred to as the published authority on American karate by Inside Karate magazine, Beasley is the author of American Karate: The Master Text. He was also the jeet kune do columnist for Karate International magazine from 1989 to 1997. Beasley is the founder of AIKIA World Martial Arts Masters and is the director of Karate College, a world-famous mixed martial arts summer camp. He is the first American to earn master's and doctoral degrees for his research in martial arts education and has since been recognized by Black Belt as America's foremost martial arts educator. Beasley lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, Gina.
" ""Mastering Karate "is set to become a classic in the field of martial arts instruction. Jerry Beasley approaches every undertaking with a thoroughness that is often lacking in the industry." Mastering Karate "will satisfy that need, and all martial artists in the English-speaking world will benefit.""" "Black Belt" magazine """I have worked closely with Dr. Beasley over the past 15 years at the Karate College. He is among the most learned individuals in the martial arts today. Mastering Karate will become a standard in the field of martial arts instruction.""" Bill ""Superfoot"" Wallace The original undefeated PKA world middleweight champion Member, "Black Belt" magazine Hall of Fame ""Mastering Karate "is an innovative, insightful, and in-depth analysis of the art. Just the kind of presentation we expect from the scholar recognized as America's foremost martial arts professor. Every practitioner should read a copy of Mastering Karate by Dr. Jerry Beasley.""" Joe Lewis America's first world champion in karate and kickboxing Member, "Black Belt" magazine Hall of Fame "