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About Lee Taylor
Lee Taylor has been training in the traditional martial arts since childhood and currently holds the rank of 4th Dan Karate with the:British Combat Karate Association, British Combat Association and the World Combat Association.
Lee endeavours to improve his skills, knowledge and understanding of martial arts particularly on the issue of self protection. He trains with the UK's leading authorities on practical application of karate and self protection, Peter Consterdine, Geoff Thompson (1st Dan in Geoff's RCS system) Iain Abernethy (qualified as an Instructor with Iain, and who graded Lee to 4th Dan) and Al Peasland (Affiliate Instructor with Al's group Complete Self Protection)
In 2005 Lee opened his first club in his hometown Presteigne, and in 2007 opened Rhayader and Llanidloes clubs, becoming a full time professional instructor. Lee has regularly trained with top instructors in the UK and abroad, to ensure his students receive the knowledge and skills of Karate, and in 2011 established Lee Taylor Karate.
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If analysed, practised and taught effectively the Heian/Pinan kata have the potential to be a complete fighting system for the learning karateka, containing strikes, kicks, joint locks, throws, grappling and so on
With over 350 detailed pictures this book shows how the Heian kata can be used as tools for a physical confrontation, building skills for this environment that could help an individual escape from this scenario, using simple, effective, progressive bunkai contained within this series of kata.
‘Lee’s book helps show that karate can be a very real solution to the problem of civilian self defence. It is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.’
6th Dan World Combat Association
This book not only crosses the boundaries of karate styles but also any martial art,allowing the practitioner with varying levels of ability to take what they need from it, use it for their own study, thus building a solid foundation from which to grow.