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The Cat - Gogen Yamaguchi, 10th Dan
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Manufacturer: Yamazato Videos
Starring: Gogen Yamaguchi
Directed By: George Alexander
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 3.0/5Average rating of 3.0/5Average rating of 3.0/5Average rating of 3.0/5Average rating of 3.0/5

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Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
EAN: 0692126014094
Format: Collector's Edition
Label: Yamazato Videos
Manufacturer: Yamazato Videos
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Yamazato Videos
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Running Time: 60
Studio: Yamazato Videos

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Editorial Reviews:

The Cat Gogen Yamaguchi This historic video is a documentary on Gogen Yamaguchi, Hanshi 10th Dan and founder of Japanese Goju Ryu Karate and the rise of the Goju Kai. It includes a biography of Yamaguchi Sensei detailing his life in Karate Do, an instructional portion featuring the kicking, punching and blocking techniques of Japanese Goju. A demonstration of the Goju Kata Sanchin, Tensho, Saifa, Sanseiryu, Shisochin, Seienchin, Seisan, Seipai, Kururunfa and Suparenpei. It also includes rare historic footage of Yamaguichi Sensei’s training camp which includes his outdoor training, breaking techniques, kata and kumite. The tape contains Yamaguichi sensei’s famous Seishin Renshu "spirit training" and waterfall meditation on Mt. Karuma in Japan. The video concludes with Yamaguichi Sensei’s funeral ceremony and a special demonstration of the Goju Kai Hakutsuru or White Crane Kata demonstrated by Goshi Yamaguichi, Yamaguichi Sensei’s youngest son. This documentary style video is a piece of history and a must for the serious martial arts collector. 60 min.


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Summary: Rare historic footage, borderline quality
Comment: I am a Goju practiotner x 2o years. I believe this video does offer historic footage of Gogen Yamaguchi and you can see him personally perform many of the katas on the Goju Kai curriculum. It is inspiring to see him enter the waterfall too. At the end is footage from the funeral where Sanchin is performed by the group. Also 3 karateka perform Seipai, Suparinpei and Kururunfa simultaneously. The cameraman focuses mostly on the Seipai kata performer. Lastly, Goshi Yamaguchi performs Hakatsuru Kata (I believe this may also be known as the Master's Kata Genkaku). Do not confuse with Shotokan's Gankaku. Unfortunately the quality here is very poor. The narration by Mr Alexander is informative. The content is fantastic. The quality should be a little better. A probably must have for one in the Japanese Goju lineage. There is a paradoxical lack of any published footage from Gogen Yamaguchi after this 1960's reel from one of his training camps. Osu!

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Summary: Awesome!!!
Comment: A truly awesome dvd. It is an incredible honor to be able to watch Yamaguchi perform. I highly recommend this rare historical video.

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Summary: poor video quality
Comment: Gogen Yamaguchi video contains only shadows moving in the dark!
No resolution, no contrast...looking at the same video on internet is much much better! I bought a DVD!!!!!!!!
Completely dissatisfied!!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5
Summary: Interesting but disappointing
Comment: The DVD contains everything that the editorial review promises but in really poor quality. The DVD disc is a DVD-R that the manufacturer reproduced very cheaply and although the cover says that it is digitally remastered, the quality of the DVD is really quite appalling, being very amateurish and in some parts, simply not watchable. Although the content will make me watch it again, I'm really disappointed that I've had to pay so much for something of such poor quality.

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Summary: Goju Ryu Kata done by the master
Comment: I have been searching for a dvd with all of the Goju Ryu kata on it so that I could learn and practice them and this dvd not only has them all on it but many of them are done by Gogen Yamaguchi himself. I couldn't be more excited about this dvd. It is amazing.


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