BUNKAI OF THE SHÔTÔKAN-KATA UP TO BLACK BELT / Vol. 3
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 1.700 drawings
• 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
Bunkai – the analysis and understanding of a technique or kata - is an integral part of karate.
The different kata applications shown in this book are possible defense solutions, which will supplement or partially reinforce the existing knowledge of the reader. However, they are not the only way to interpret the kata. The karateka, who wishes to gain more knowledge, will enrich his existing knowledge on the topic of Bunkai.
From the contents:
"... The evolution of Karate from martial arts to a legitimate sports discipline has led to its worldwide practice and acceptance. At the same time, karate has been made somewhat "safer" by this development. The classic discipline which, to an extent, served as a survival technique, has now adapted to the new generations and their communities.
However, much of the original information of classical karate was preserved in the kata. The discussion of their various applications gives us the opportunity to gain insights that will enrich our karate-dô. ..."