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Shotokan Karate Kata Kanazawa
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Manufacturer: Rising Sun Productions
Starring: Hirokazu Kanazawa
Directed By: Mario Masberg
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Binding: DVD
EAN: 4260161811044
Format: NTSC
Label: Rising Sun Productions
Manufacturer: Rising Sun Productions
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Rising Sun Productions
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2008-04-25
Running Time: 64
Studio: Rising Sun Productions

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Editorial Reviews:

Hirokazu Kanazawa is with out doubt considered one of the top masters in the world today. On this DvD he deals with all the katas of Shotokan karate including 5 Heinans, 2 Tekki's, Bassai Dai, Jion, Enpi, Kanku Dai, Bassai Sho, Kanky Sho, Jitte, Sochin, Gankaku, and Nijushiho, shot in 1985 these were done when he was in his prime.

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Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Must-have DVD for Shotokan students
Comment: This dvd is about as good as it gets in the kata department.

This presents all 26 of the Shotokan Kata. But it's not just any presenter. The presenter here is Kanazawa, the winner of the first All-Japan Karate Tournament. He is a legend, and here he's at his physical prime, so his presentation of the kata is robust and precise.
I generally like to say something bad in my reviews, because that give a review a little more appearance of balance.

But...guys! This is ONE dvd. With ALL of the Shotokan Kata. In perfect form and timing! And it costs nickels and dimes! Okay, there's one thing. This dvd doesn't address the bunkai for the kata.

But it's not a bunkai dvd! It's a kata dvd! This one is for sequence of timing and perfection of the techniques. For bunkai, you'll want the series bunkai-jutsu by Iain Abernethy.

If you're a beginner in Shotokan and want to see where you can go if you're very talented, have a great teacher (Nakayama,for instance), and work very hard, this is a combination roadmap and destination signpost.

If you're an experienced Shotokan student of many years standing, you have here a remarkable achievement: a one-stop source for all your kata reference.

In terms of production quality, price to value ratio, quality of content, quality of presenter, and overall great value, this is the single best kata dvd I've ever seen. And I have hundreds of martial arts dvds, with a good number of those devoted to kata.

Putting it a different way, you can always buy twenty or twelve or five dvds to get the same data in a slightly different (and probably inferior) package.

But why would you?

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Great dvd for martial arts practioner
I recommend this dvd "Shotokan Karate Kata Kanazawa" for any martial arts practioner. It will help you to improve your katas and overall basics which are the foundations of Shotokan Karate.

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