Kanazawa is widely recognized as one of the truly great Shotokan practioners to emerge since as far back as the 1950s. In this book he produces a clear, comprehensive exposition of basic, and indeed not so basic, kumite. The drills are varied and encourge practioners to develop a full range of attacks, blocks and counters including a wide range of hip evasion techniques. The text is invaluable to instructors and facilitates the laying down of a firm foundation, as well providing the material to allow this foundation to be built upon. Really this is one of the best books on the market from one of the greatest karateka of them all.