McMaster Karate Student Manual
The Mac student manual is an invaluable resource for all students
training at Mac, not just beginners!
The manual contains many great articles - on getting started training,
understanding what it means to become a shodan (black belt), proper
stretching, what is a sensei. The Mac dojo history is all there,
plus a brief overview of the development of karate. Throw in a glossary,
pictures that show you how to tie up your belt, a list of the different
weapons we train with and you've got yourself a great weekend read!
For those with a grading
in the near future - you'll find the list of the requirements for
the belt rank you are attempting, plus the questions for the written
part of the exam (hint: the answers are - you guessed it - in the
You will receive a copy of the manual if you have purchased a gi
from Sensei. If you already have a gi, see Sensei for a free copy.
(If you lost your copy, 50 push ups and then Sensei will give you
a new one - ha ha, just kidding!)