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Manufacturer: Shojiro Sugiyama
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796
EAN: 9780966904802
ISBN: 096690480X
Label: Shojiro Sugiyama
Manufacturer: Shojiro Sugiyama
Number Of Pages: 350
Publication Date: 1984-01-01
Publisher: Shojiro Sugiyama
Studio: Shojiro Sugiyama

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What is Kata?

A kata is a series of defensive and offensive moves against imaginary attacks from different directions. Also, a kata includes many moves for physical exercise and for connection to subsequent moves rather than for actual application.

Why practice Kata?

Because of the tension of fighting, it is difficult to maintain tranquility in order to examine and understand the details of techniques during sparring. Therefore, Kata are made for studying the details of the external movements.

Why this Kata book?

1. All movements are illustrated by drawing insted of photographs. Therefore, you can understand the movements more clearly.

2. The drawings employ a three dimensional perspective and use compass points for easy orientation.

3. To complete the learning of each Kata, the rhythm and timing of movements are clearly described.

4. For clear understanding, step by step explanations accompany each diagram.

Note: Instructions provided in English, Spanish and Japanese.


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: 25Shotokan Kata
Comment: This is an excellent book for any student that is a serious Karateka. I have shown it to some student's & they are ordering the same book.
Good job Amazon.com for having these books available to us.

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Summary: This is a all you needed.
Comment: one word "WOW", I got this book as per my Sensei suggested. I really like it. Very well make with detail illustraions. My book is the 7th edition 2007. Highly recommanded for everyone.



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Summary: Really nice book!
Comment: The book shows step-by-step instructions on how to do the katas. If you've learned the katas before, you will love it. If you've never learned them before, you may find a little difficult to do the more advanced ones. A video will help you more in those cases because of the details that even well described are hard to do without watching someone doing it in front of you. I can't think of a better way to teach katas using a book, though and because of that, I think it's still worth buying the book and if you feel that you need, buy a video to help with the harder katas. Good luck!

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Summary: Necessary to keep tradition
Comment: If nothing else, the kata should be the common factor between schools of the same type. The 25 Shotokan Kata book by Shojiro Sugiyama serves as the guideline for Shotokan karate-ka. Nishiyama sensei gives approval to the forms and explains a few nuances that articulate his concepts of body mechanics. The book is a treasure.

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Summary: Kata Clearly Explained
Comment: This is an excellent resource to support lessons taught in class. The presentation of the kata in clear and easily understood drawings with supporting text is the best I have found in various books on kata from the Shotokan school. I recommend it to anyone looking for a text to support their study of kata or simply as an addition to your martial arts library.


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