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Binding: Paperback EAN: 9780920129234 ISBN: 0920129234 Label: Rising Sun Productions Manufacturer: Rising Sun Productions Number Of Pages: 330 Publication Date: 1999-09-19 Publisher: Rising Sun Productions Studio: Rising Sun Productions
Full of rare photos of Yamaguchi himself doing katas as well as showing exercises, postures and throws. Hundreds of fine detail line drawings depicting the katas as well as complete analysis of each kata by the founder make this an invaluable asset in the learning of this style.
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Customer Rating: Summary: Goju Ryu Karate Do Kyohan Comment: Product was in pretty good condition and arrived within a reasonable time. Overall quite satisfied with the purchase. Customer Rating: Summary: Goju Ryu Karate Do Kyohan Comment: Great book.
Detailed technique and kata chapters.
Yamaguchi Gogen Sensei was a great author,
teacher, promoter, and uniter. Customer Rating: Summary: GojuRyu Karate Do Kyohan - You need your reading glasses for this one! Comment: This text is full of information. It relies heavily on graphics to convey the various movements that form the essential Kata and fighting application of the Goju Ryu style.
This is a work that will benefit those of you who have been training for a few years as it requires a knowledge of several higher Kata and a more than basic understanding of goju ryu techniques. It is always good to read the wisdom of a master of our style and Yamaguchi does have some important messages for the thoughtful student of Karate. However, you will have to work your way through short paragraph after paragraph of ideas to find a thought that will grab your attention!
Unfortuneately the print and graphic images in this edition are too small for old eyes and if you are over 50 you really need some magnification to be able to read the text and interpret the graphics. Customer Rating: Summary: great book! Comment: This book in wonderful, from the box, the glossy cover, high-quality papers, and most importantly, its content. It has many very beautiful and very clear drawings (I didn't count but I would guess that they are 1,000 or so) and some wonderful historical photo of Gogen Yamaguchi performing Kata.
This book covers history, basic, exercise, and kata of gojuryu karatedo as taught by Yamaguchi sensei. If you are practicing goju ryu karatedo, this is a wonderful reference, and I believe that anyone who is practicing karate of any style or just general martial arts enthusiasts will treasure this book. It's also cheaper to get it here from Amazon. Customer Rating: Summary: Beautiful Comment: The hardcover book is in superb condition, including a hard case book box, a certificate with the print number of the book and gold-leaf edged pages. Content wise it is certainly a must-have for a GoJu Ryu student, or even any martial artist for that matter! I can't wait to begin my reading! :D