A Reference Book for Karate Kata Shôtôkan Style

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Author: Fiore Tartaglia
Publisher: Spectra – Design & Verlag

Format: eBook or 17 x 24 cm
In total, over 2.600 drawings
ISBN: 978-3-945583-07-4

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• At-a-glance overview of all kata

• Supplementary explanations of difficult sections of kata

• Explanations of Japanese terms through graphics

• Additional detail drawings for difficult applications

• Concise drawings with all details

"The fourth volume of this kata series expands and amplifies the broad spectrum of Bunkai – the analysis and comprehension of a technique or kata – the karate style Shotokan. The main theme of this book is the master kata. The applications presented here, strictly adhering to the kata sequences, offer the reader the possibility to attain exact and comprehensive interpretations of the complex higher-level kata. The book, on a didactic basis, supports the reader by providing tips for tactics, principles and additional applications. "

From the contents:
"... In the Shotokan kata, the style-typical techniques are repeated from the first to the last kata, again and again. This is the right way to do it since, as we all know, one cannot practice enough if one wishes to master a technique completely. For this reason there are many techniques in this book that have already been presented in the third volume, in different interpretations. But now those at higher levels are addressed, and one can and must require more. This is why some applications will differ from the kata techniques somewhat more than before. The advantage is that additional applications are presented. The dan holder, having experience in karate, will have no problem implementing the complex Bunkai techniques or expanding them with his own perceptions. ..."