A hard to find treasure, This Is Karate packs one heck of a punch just like Mas Oyama! This is one of the rare all inclusive manuals of the Martial Arts. Specific to Kyokushin but useful to all Martial Arts this book includes a section on everything from fitness, conditioning and stretching techniques to technique specifics to philosophical insights. All 368 pages are packed with information that is driven home with more then 2000 illustrations, diagrams, photos, and sketches. If you add one book to your Martial Arts Library make it this one.