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Kata and the Transmission of Knowledge: In Traditional Martial Arts
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Manufacturer: YMAA Publication Center
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796
EAN: 9781594390265
ISBN: 1594390266
Label: YMAA Publication Center
Manufacturer: YMAA Publication Center
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 2005-01-25
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center
Studio: YMAA Publication Center

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This book explains how the use of Kata and prearranged training rituals evolved. It examines the relationship and similarities between Kata, dance and poetry.


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Summary: Interesting ideas, not much else
Comment: The book was ok, it had a few interesting ideas on development of martial arts and martial culture, but not particularly well written.

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Summary: Disappointing
Comment: I was Very Disappointed in this book - the title and blurb seemed to indicate some actual kata application (bunkai) information would be present ... but there is not enough to matter to me. Reads more like a Masters dissertation than a japanese applied martial arts discussion.

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Summary: Working insight
Comment: As a goju practitioner with over 25 years experience, I found much of this work to be confirming of exisiting knowledge. However there are many,many clear insights which have thown new light on old topics! I found the book to be easy to read, practical, and offering a clear and detailed insight into the world of kata. This book, is a must have for any goju practitioner looking to expand their knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of kata. The book is full of aggravating typographical errors...words missing and so on. The book needs revision with a view to correcting these mistakes which provide the reader with a source of real annoyance. Look past this, and the book should be on every goju teacher's desk for constant reference. Hooray! At last a classy text on goju! But martial artists of any style will find it excellent. Congratulations to the authors. Well done.

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Summary: A thoughful and interesting review of the literature
Comment: The author has put together an insightful and thought provoking review of the available literature and provided some excellent commentary on the concepts involved in kata. A useful text for the professional instructor looking for deeper meaning as to the 'why'.

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Summary: Exploring the deeper meaning of katas to gain insights
Comment: Written by a martial artist of 25 years' experience who has studied and practiced Isshin Ryu, Bando, Judo, and Boxing, Kata And The Transmission Of Knowledge teaches the reader about the deeper meaning behind ritual forms and pre-arranged fighting techniques known as katas. Chapters foster a better understanding of katas as means to transmit successful techniques from one generation to the next; the author scrutinizes katas that have been used in Greek, Egyptian, Asian, African and European societies since ancient times. Exploring the deeper meaning of katas to gain insights into the views and ethics of societies from which they originated, Kata And The Transmission Of Knowledge is especially recommended for martial artists seeking to better understand the nuances, purpose, history, and applications of the skills they pursue.



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