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Customer Review

on 29 August 2012
This is THE BOOK for anybody wanting to learn Shotokan Karate.

It is clearly divided into sections for each grading, giving the grading syllabus at the start of each section. This is then followed by clear, concise pictures and instructions demonstrating the techniques required for each belt. It covers both the techniques (punches, blocks, kicks, etc.) and the individual katas in a good level of detail.

The katas in particular are very well documented, with colour photographs of EVERY step of EVERY kata, along with step-by-step instructions, even down to which foot to turn on.

At the rear of the book is a quick summary of the syllabus, along with summary diagrams of each kata.

I would thoroughly recommend this to anybody keen to learn Karate or improve their technique.
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