Best Karate, Vol.8: Gankaku, Jion

Best Karate, Vol.8: Gankaku, Jion

by Masatoshi Nakayama


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The three kata in this volume are on the Japan Karate Association recommended list and are notable for the sticklike use of the arms—Jitte, the circular movements of hands and feet coordinated with breathing—Hangetsu, and easy, agile movements, combined into continuous techniques—Empi.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568364674
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Series: Best Karate Series , #8
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,039,506
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshl, the Father of Modern Karate. Long professor and director of physical education at Takushoku University, his alma mater (1937), he was chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association from 1955 until his death in 1987. A ninth degree black belt and a familiar face at tournaments, he was among the first to send instructors overseas and to encourage the development of karate along scientific lines.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

What Karate-do Is 11

Kata 12

Meaning, Important Points, Standardization

Gankaku 15

Important Points 66

Jion 71

Important Points 120

Kat Performance 125

Glossary 142

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