The perfect practice companion more than 3,000 photos illustrate all Kata, explained and demonstrated by Master Kanazawa. Available in English for the first time ever... The martial art of Karate can be practised by anyone, regardless of age or gender, and can be undertaken at any time during a person s life. Karate is one of the many facets of traditional Japanese culture that hold universal appeal and have been embraced worldwide. An important aspect of Karate learning is to engage repeatedly in the practice of kata: patterns of movement that are carefully choreographed and arranged in sequences. This book introduces ALL Karate kata, demonstrated by the author using 3,000 photos. It also explains in depth some of the more difficult aspects of Karate for students to master, including steps, breathing techniques, and pressure points. Kata need to be practised regularly on an individual basis, and this book is written with such training in mind. The author is a legendary Karate master, and his detailed explanations of all the important Karate kata will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of serious Karate practitioners.