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A useful, but dated, book for newcomers
on 10 March 2001
Mr Finn has produced a book covering some of the bare essentials of Seitei Iai, including all 10 current kata. The book is well illustrated with pictures, making it easier to understand the basic forms. As these kata are subject to review and change, some kata are no longer practiced as he illustrates. Along with some basic errors in illustration, this book should not be used as a sole source for training - go to a good dojo, get current instruction, and then this book will prove useful for reminding you what you need to do in broad terms, until experience takes over.