Classical Kata of Okinawan Karate


Author: Pat McCarthy

Publisher: Black Belt Communications

ISBN: 9780897501132

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 255

View: 9755

Pat McCarthy, a shorinji-ryu stylist and triple-crown winner of the North American Karate Championships in 1974, demonstrates 11 karate kata. A detailed history of Okinawan karate and biographies of 37 of its greatest patriarchs are also included.



Author: Keiko Fukuda

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556435041

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 9415

"[The author] constinues the examination of Ju-no-kata that she began in her first book ... [and] draws upon her exhaustive experience in teaching and understanding Judo to elaborate on the finer points of Ju-no-kata."--Page 4 of cover.

Creating Kata


Author: David Nielsen


ISBN: 0557027004


Page: 83

View: 1620

Discusses how Karate Masters from the past created the many Kata practiced today and shows the reader how to create their own Kata in the traditional manner verses the sports manner of today.


The Key to Understanding & Dealing with the Japanese!


Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 3193

"A unique look at a unique culture. If you're trying to figure the Japanese out, this book provides another important piece of the puzzle."—Terrie Lloyd, CEO, LINC Media, Tokyo In this first book ever to explain why the Japanese think and behave the way they do, veteran Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente, author of more than 30 books on Japan, unlocks the mystery of kata—the cultural molds that have traditionally shaped and defined the attitudes, behavior, and character of the Japanese and are primarily responsible for the traits and talents that make them different from other people. In 70 brief essays, ranging from "The Art of Bowing" and "Importance of the Apology" to "The Compulsion for Quality" and "Exchanging Name-Cards," the author looks at the origin, nature, use, and influence of kata (literally the form and order of doing things) in Japanese life and how this cultural conditioning causes the Japanese to think and react in the way they do. Because all relations with the Japanese are influenced by kata, the key to dealing with the Japanese in personal, business or political matters requires knowing how to work within the confines of kata and when to induce or compel them to break the kata and behave in a non-Japanese way.

Shotokan Karate Kata


Author: Joachim Grupp

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841260916

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 5783

A Kata is fighting, self-defence, precision and dynamic force all in one. It represents a fascinating multitude of logical, sequential techniques, with which the Karateka can demonstrate what he can do regarding his body control, powers of persuasion, perfection and fighting spirit. The repertoire of Shotokan Karate contains 26 Kata in all. The Master Kata described in this work belong to the advanced part of the repertoire and carry on from the 17 basic and advanced Kata introduced in Volume 1. This then completes the list of all the Shotokan Karate Kata. There are 9 Kata with Bunkai in this book: Sochin, Meikyo, Chinte, KankuSho, Wankan, Ji'in, Jitte, Gankaku, Unsu. There are approximately 600 photographs and detailed descriptions, which allow a deeper understanding of the Kata and their application. Armed with this information, it should be easy now for the Karateka to be able to improve himself in his routine training, grading tests and competition.

The 26 Shotokan-Kata at a glance

– Ten no kata in more detail –


Author: Fiore Tartaglia


ISBN: 3981323998


Page: N.A

View: 831

This manual is suitable for karateka who have mastered the kata and wish to continue to maintain their level. The manual shows clear diagrams and deliberately avoids too many details. It is intended as a reference for the karateka to look up forgotten kata sequences and techniques. Occasionally, one or the other question comes up during training: • When is the Kiai required? • Is the kick performed Jôdan or Chûdan? • Is the Sanbon principle applicable for the combination? • Fast or slow execution of moves? The manual answers all of those questions quickly by providing easy-to-understand diagrams for immediate application during training. Note the special feature concerning Ten no Kata: The kata developed by Funakoshi is illustrated with clear diagrams and is therefore easy to understand.

Classic Kata of Shorinji Ryu

Okinawan Karate Forms of Richard ‘Biggie’ Kim


Author: Leroy Rodrigues

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491865245

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

View: 9019

Richard `Biggie' Kim, Lefty Nakayama, Clarence Lee, Richard Lee, and Herbert Lee taught me all the katas contained in this book. These katas are very rare and only a few people around the world practice them. That is the reason why I decided to document and share these kata. I felt an obligation to not allow these beautiful and effective forms to be lost to history. In a sense, this book is a tribute to Richard `Biggie' Kim, one of the most knowledgeable martial artists the world has ever known. Please be aware that this book is meant for high level traditional martial artists and for those who already are familiar with these katas.

Kata Application Notebooks: Isshinryu Karate

The Journal for Recording Kata Applications and Bunkai


Author: Scott Britt

Publisher: Scott Britt

ISBN: 061575385X


Page: 222

View: 7073

Using an innovative new format, this journal allows you to quickly and easily record applications (or "Bunkai") for the movements in any kata in the Isshinryu karate system! Instead of frantically writing in class or at seminars not only the application being shown, but which kata and where in the kata the application applies, simply open this journal to that point in the kata to begin taking notes in specially formatted cells. Perfect for taking to seminars or karate class, or just using for home study, this journal can help deepen your knowledge and understanding of traditional karate katas. This journal includes step-by-step photos of the following katas: - Seison - Seiunchin - Naihunchi - Chinto - Kusanku - Sunsu - Sanchin