Amid at the advanced beginner, this second volume in the goju-ryu series delivers a step-by-step preparation and execution of the taikyoku kata group. Over 1100 illustrations aid in the instruction of these preliminary steps to the intermediate level. Gosei Yamaguchi is chief instructor of Goju-Kai Karate-Do, U.S.A. and foremost authority in the United States. His father, the famed Gogen Cat Yamaguchi, is founder of the international Goju-Kai
Spotlight customer reviews:
Customer Rating: Summary: CLASSIC GOJU-KAI PEDAGOGY Comment: THIS BOOK DEMONSTRATES THE PEDAGOGICAL THEORIES OF YAMAGUCHI, GOGEN SENSEI. IT CONTINUES FROM THE PREVIOUS VOLUME, WHICH INTRODUCED THE KIHON ICHI, AND NEKO ASHI IDO CONCEPTS, TOWARDS THE KATA IDO AND TAIKIOKU SERIES INCLUDING TAIKIOKU KAKE AND MAWASHI UKE SERIES. I HAVE ALWAYS USED IT AS A RFRESHER TEXT AND RECOMMEND IT TO ALL MY STUDENTS, AND FRIENDS WHO TEACH AND STUDY GOJU RYU. I HAVE FOUND OVER THE YEARS THAT STUDENTS WHO DEVELOP WITHIN THIS (YAMAGUCHI SENSEI'S) METHOD PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO THE CLASSICAL KAISHU KATAS DEVELOP AT A MORE POWERFUL LEVEL THAN THOSE THAT DO NOT. I FOUND IN IT, THE TEACHING GENIUS OF THE FATHER DEMONSTRATED AND DEVELOPED BY THE SON. Customer Rating: Summary: One of the Few Good Goju Books Available Comment: The title says it all, this is one of the very few good Goju (or karate, for that matter) books available. This (and Yamaguchi's "Fundamentals") along with the now out-of print Higaonna series are the only books I have read on the topic of Goju which explain, in very simple clear terms, with good photos, the basics of the art. This book deals with Kihon Ido and Taikyoku kata. Yamaguchi has a tendency, in both his books, to leave a few blanks for the reader to fill in. This does not take away value of the information provided here.The original idea in 1974, when first published,was to produce a series of books on the subject, but for some reason, this did not happen.Definitely among the top books in my library. Every time I read it, I learn something more.A very good book in terms of information and illustrations and reasonably priced.A bargain. Recommended.