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Shotokan Karate International Kata: Volume 1 Paperback – 1 Sep 1981

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  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Ikeda Shoten Co (Sept. 1981)
  • ISBN-10: 4262168514
  • ISBN-13: 978-4262168517
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.4 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 801,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paperback in English/French


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I have been using books vol 1 and 2 for the past 14 years while training. It contains a comprehensive account of all the katas and loads of photos. Its probably about as clear as a book on this subject can be. If you are half serious about karate get a hold of a copy these books, now. 5*+ priceless!
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Truly standing the test of time, who else could produce such a fine work such as this, non other than Kanazawa Sensei (10th Dan). This book, along with its sister volume two Shotokan Karate International Kata: Volume 2, has to be the best book for revising (and even learning) Shotokan Karate Kata. It's jam packed with good quality black & white pictures of Kanazawa Sensei performing the kata's in his inimitable style. Back views where necessary and "zoomed in" hand shots for some of the more complicated moves. All moves & stances are clearly labelled on each picture.

Written & explained in five languages: Japanese, English, French, German & Spanish.

This volume details the following kata from the Shotokan canon: The five Heian kata, Tekki Shodan, Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Sochin, Meikyo, Ji'in & Gojushiho-Dai.

You will not be disappointed with this masterpiece of a book, it should be in prime position on every Shôtôkan karate-ka's book shelf - or even in their training holdall.

It's quite difficult to obtain a new copy and no doubt will be hard to obtain in the next few years. Kanazawa Sensei is a legend in the making.

Look out for his other book Shotokan Karate International Kumite Kyohan which will compliment your collection from one of our greatest living karate masters. (IMHO)
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Very good copy of a rare book, which is a must have for all serious Shotokan karateka.

VERY pleased!
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This is a book for all Shotokan students to have from the master kata man, his kicks, mind and spirit full details into the Karate World!
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