Intermediate Shotokan Karate: Unravelling the Brown Belt and First Black Belt Kata

Intermediate Shotokan Karate: Unravelling the Brown Belt and First Black Belt Kata

by Ashley Croft
     
 

The kata form an integral part of the karate training syllabus and act as templates through which the vast range of different moves can be practiced, developed, and perfected. This volume provides instruction in the intermediate kata required for grading from 3rd kyu through to 1st dan black belt. The kata covered are Tekki Shodan, Basai Dai, Ji'in, Jion,

Overview

The kata form an integral part of the karate training syllabus and act as templates through which the vast range of different moves can be practiced, developed, and perfected. This volume provides instruction in the intermediate kata required for grading from 3rd kyu through to 1st dan black belt. The kata covered are Tekki Shodan, Basai Dai, Ji'in, Jion, Jitte, Kanku Dai, and Enpi. These kata are also a mandatory part of the black belt syllabus going forward through the higher dan grades. Alongside each kata, selected physical applications [bunkai] are provided for some of the moves to provide a more in-depth understanding. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847970787
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Ashley Croft is a fifth dan in Shotokan Karate and fourth dan in Ao Denkou Jitsu.  He has trained with some of the top instructors in the world. studied in China under the instruction of a Master from the renowned Shaolin Temple, and has taught karate for more than 18 years.

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