Book COMPENDIUM WKSA, M. Opeloski, english, includes HEIAN OYO
Book "COMPENDIUM WKSA" by Mirce OPELOSKI, senior student of Sensei Kase, 21 x 27,5 cm, 94 pages, english. For the first time "HEIAN OYO", created by Sensei Kase. Kihon, Heian 1 - 5, Kiai, Kime, Kumite, Zanshin, Zazen, Fudo-dachi, Makiwara, etc...
Book BEST KARATE M.NAKAYAMA, english V.1 V.2 V.3 V.4 V.5 V.6 V.7 V.8 V.9 V.10 V.11
Book series "BEST KARATE", by Masatoshi NAKAYAMA, 9th Dan, 15 x 22 cm, 140 pages, english. Vol.1: Comprehensive. Vol.2: Fundamentals. Vol.3: Kumite 1. Vol.4: Kumite 2. Vol.5: Heian and Tekki. Vol.6: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai. Vol.7: Jitte, Hangetsu, Enpi. Vol.8: Gankaku, Jion. Vol.9: Bassai-sho, Kanku-sho, Chinte. Vol.10: Unsu, Sochin, Nijushiho. Vol.11: Gojushiho-dai, Gojushiho-sho, Meikyo
Book KARATE-DO NYUMON by MASTER G. FUNAKOSHI, english
Book KARATE-DO NYUMON" by master Gichin FUNAKOSHI, 18,5 x 26 cm, 119 pages, english. Published in 1943. Power, origins, Karate in the ryukuyu, Chinese hands/Empty hands, masters Azato and Itosu, training precepts, before practice, fist and foot, stances, Ten no Kata / Ura, vignettes of three teachers, kawashi
Book KARATE-DO KYOHAN, HB, by MASTER G. FUNAKOSHI, english
Book KARATE-DO KYOHAN by master Gichin FUNAKOSHI, 19 x 26 cm, 250, pages. Second edition. Karate-Do. The way from techniques. The development of Karate. Kata. Public introduction. The value of Karate. The Hand. Stances. hand techniques. Foot techniques. Kihon. The Kata: Names, Advice on Training, Line of movement. Kumite: Basic, Iai, Throwing techniques, Weapons, Self defense. Vital points. Maxims for the trainee. Makiwara and much more.
Book TO-TE JITSU G.FUNAKOSHI, paperback, english
Book TO-TE JITSU by master Gichin FUNAKOSHI, 16 x 24 cm, 320 pages, english. Classical work written in 1922. 175 photos of Master Funakoshi. History and styles of Karate. Basic Techniques. Value of Training, mentally and physically. How to teach Karate. Ranking System, Makiwara. The 15 Basic Kata step by step: Heian Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yondan and Godan, Hangetsu, Gankaku, Tekki Shodan, Nidan and Sandan, Bassai-Dai, Jitte, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion
Book MY WAY OF LIFE by MASTER G. FUNAKOSHI, english
Book KARATE-DO MY WAY OF LIFE by master Gichin FUNAKOSHI, 11 x 18 cm, 127 pages, english. The life of the father of modern Karate-Do. "His childhood and young manhood in Okinawa, his struggle to refine and popularise the art of Karate, his prescription for longevity...his unique personality... Through this volume the follower of Karate-Do will gain greater insight into the master's own way of living and thinking, and a sharper understanding of the art of self-defence." -Genshin Hironishi, President Japan Karate Do Shotokai.
Book THE SHÔTÔKAN KARATE DICTIONARY by SCHLATT, english
Book THE SHÔTÔKAN-KARATE DICTIONARY, by SCHLATT, 18 x 25,7 cm, new 4th edition, 296 pages, english. The Shotokan Karate Dictionary. Compendium in which to look up the Japanese terminology used in the art of Karate-Do. The main purpose of this dictionary is to define the terms used in the Karate style Shotokan. Completely revised and extended now being published in colour. A complete compendium of essential terms for the practice of karate-dô, with special focus on the Shôtôkan style. Japanese characters (kanji), in exquisitely rendered calligraphy, uniquely compliment the terminology used throughout this book. A pronunciation guide for the Japanese terms is also included, as well as the English translation for each term. This comprehensive reference book covers the numerical system, different target levels and directions of movement, the basic elements of karate training, basic and advanced katas, as well as the Japanese terms for typical instructions and commands you will hear ...
Book KARATE MASTER Mitsusuke HARADA, by Dr. Clive Layton, SOFTBACK, English
Book KARATE MASTER: LIFE & TIMES OF Mitsusuke HARADA, by Dr. Clive Layton, 15 x 23 cm, softback. 207 pages, english. "The Legacy of Shotokan Karate". One of the last disciples of the legendary Masters, Gichin Funakoshi and Shigeru Egami, reveals his lifelong search for the "Way of the Empty Hand". An absorbing biography...along with a wealth of training wisdom, previously untold facts, vivid insights and many fascinating anecdotes and fotos from the "Early Days of Japanese Karate".
Book REMINISCENCES BY MASTER MITSUSUKE HARADA, by Dr. Clive Layton, English ISBN 0 9532832 0 8
Book REMINISCENCES by Master Mitsusuke HARADA, by Dr. Clive Layton, 15 x 23 cm, 157 pages, english. ***SOLD OUT since April 2014: If you're interested, please place your order and we'll inform you once the book will be available again***
Book THE ART OF EMPTY HAND, H. NISHIYAMA & R. BROWN, english
Book KARATE THE ART OF EMPTY HAND FIGHTING by master Hidetaka NISHIYAMA / Richard C. Brown, 18 x 26 cm, 251 pages, english. What is Karate. History. Training methods. Striking points. Vital points. Stances. Posture. Body shifting. Hand techniques. Foot techniques. combinations. Formal exercises / Kata. Sparring / Kumite. Throwing techniques. Self defense and much more.
Book Tanpenshu Funakoshi Gichin, McCarthy, english
Book Funakoshi Gichin Tanpenshu, 14 x 20,5 cm, 143 pages, english.Compilation & English translation of short stories by Funakoshi Gichin, new 2003 edition"Patrick McCarthy has done it again. "Funakoshi Gichin - KarateDo Tanpenshu" is sure to be a modern classic and deserves to be in a class all its own, "Tanpenshu" should be in the library or bookshelves of every serious enthousiasts, right next to the Bubishi, Karate Do Kyohan, and Nagamine Shoshin's precious writings." Joe Swift.
Book VOICE OF THE MOUNTAIN DRAGON - Practising with HARADA Sensei, Bernard Mathieu,english
Book THE VOICE OF THE MOUNTAIN DRAGON - Practising with HARADA Sensei by Bernard Mathieu, 15 x 23 cm, 169 pages, english.
Book Shotokan Kata up to black belt, Fiore Tartaglia, english
Book SHOTOKAN KATA up to black belt, author: Fiore Tartaglia, 17 x 24 cm, 108 pages, english. Learning kata made easy ! The unusual and fortunate combination of skills as a graphic designer and decade-long karate practitioner has allowed the author to write a unique book on kata: The exceptional graphical presentation of karate techniques within provides clear and precise illustration, perfect for answering your questions about traditional karate forms.Content:Taikyoku shodan, Heian shodan, Heian nidan, Heian sandan, Heian yondan, Heian godan, Tekki shodan, Bassai dai, Empi, Jion, Hangetsu, Kankû dai· Illustrated presentations of all techniques from three different perspectives (over 1700 graphics in total!)· Clear and detailed graphics· At-a-glance overview of all kata· Supplementary explanations of difficult sections of kata· Explanations of Japanese terms through graphics· Sturdy, easy-to-use and carry
Book The Complete Kumite - Karate Fighting Techniques, Hirokazu Kanazawa, english
Book The Complete Kumite - Karate Fighting Techniques, Hirokazu Kanazawa, english, hardcover, 19,5 x 26,5 cm, 200 pages. Teaches all the various Kumite techniques, systematic approach to applied kumite, provides essential information for competition and training. 700 photos of Sensei Kanazawa, some rare photos of master G. Funakoshi and master M. Nakayama. Kumite, Rei, Oss, Rei and Saho, Tsuki, Gohon Kumite, Sanbon K., Kiso K., Kihon Ipppon K., Kaeshi Ippon K., Jiyu Ippon K., Okuri Jiyu Ippon K., Jiyu K., Happo K., Target training, folding a do-gi, etc...
Book Karate - My Life, Hirokazu Kanazawa, english
Book Karate - My Life, Hirokazu Kanazawa, Hirokazu Kanazawa, english, hardcover, 15,5 x 21,5 cm, 299 pages. KANAZAWA Hirokazu's biography, translated by Alex BENNETT. One of the most influential karate masters Japan has seen, he has devoted himself to the study and promotion of karate for more than 50 years. "The more I know, the more I climb, yet the mountain just gets higher. The more I try, the more I focus, the depth is limitless. There is no end in sight. That is karate, my life."
Book FUNAKOSHI Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate, English
Book FUNAKOSHI The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate. First Time in English! 13,5x19,5 cm, 128 pages. Gichin Funakoshi, the father of karate, once said that "the ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants". He penned his now legendary "Twenty Principles". While the principles themselves have circulated for years, a translation of the accompanying commentary has never been published. This translation is aimed at martial arts enthusiasts in general and followers of karate in particular, The original text was written as terse axioms, the precepts of which are open to various interpretations; "There is no first attack in Karate" has occasioned endless discussion about its true meaning. Many such unresolved questions are answered in the commentary, which is filled with philosophical musings, historical episodes, and advice for anyone seeking a better way. Translated by John Teramoto, accompanied by rare photographs and ...
Book HIDDEN KARATE True Bunkai of Heian and Naihanchi, Gennosuke Higaki, English
Book HIDDEN KARATE True Bunkai of Heian and Naihanchi, Gennosuke Higaki, English, hardcover. Size: 18 x 25,5 cm. 238 pages: It has passed for 100 years since Karate was first introduced to public. Soon Karate was opened abroad, and "Karate" became the common word in the world. Today, it is said that 40 million people are training in the world. While Karate is known, karate of bunkai (explanations for use) is sometimes used incorrectly. People who have trained Karate might have doubted about the usage of a kata. The reason is that Karate was introduced to us without true substance of Karate. This problem has been inherent in karate since its introduction to the main land to the present. The key to resolve the problem is hidden in the notion," Even if one teaches the katas, they should not teach the hidden techniques." The traditional kata of usage was ruled by a certain agreement not to teach anyone about the hidden techniques. Consequently, Karate spread to Japan and abroad, while it ...
Book Black Belt Karate - The Intensive Course, Hirokazu Kanazawa, english
Book Black Belt Karate - The Intensive Course, Hirokazu Kanazawa, english, hard-back, 19,5 x 26,5 cm, 232 pages. Hirokazu Kanazawa is one of the most respected figure in the karate world today, and a close disciple of Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of the Shotokan school. Kanazawa founded the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation in 1979, after gaining his impressive reputation in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, and Europe as an official trainer for the Japan Karate Association. In Black Belt Karate, this preeminent figure in the karate world offers a systematic approach to basic karate. Karate is a martial art that can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age or gender, and can be undertaken at any time during a person's life. The training system employed in karate is comprised of three main areas: kihon (basics), kumite (sparring) and kata (forms). Here, using meticulously detailed explanations and illustrative photos, Kanazawa offers an intensive self-study training course designed ...
Book 11 INNOVATIONS IN KARATE by S. SUGIYAMA, english
Book 11 INNOVATIONS IN KARATE by master Shojiro SUGIYAMA, 18 x 25 cm, 274 pages, english. There are many Karate books published. Most of them describe "what to do" but not "how to do it". This book helps you to understand Karate and how to improve in an innovated way. Perhaps the most effective, most ocmplete, most detailed, and most holistic text on Karate that has ever been written. The relation between Ki and your Karate practize is shown very clearly.
Book Shotokan Karate - A Precise History by Harry COOK, english
Book Shotokan Karate - A Precise History by Harry COOK, english. 2nd expanded limited edition. Hard cover. 512 pages, +200 photos. A new expanded edition of this landmark book. It is packed with 180 pages more information than the first edition, 100+ more photos) larger appendices, and a more comprehensive index. A large format, hardbound, collectors edition of 512 pages, printed on the finest European papers by a press established in 1756, it will NOT be available through bookstores.
Book HIDDEN KARATE II Bunkai for Shotokan Kata, Gennosuke Higaki, English
Book HIDDEN KARATE II Itosu's Ten Precepts and Bunkai for Shotokan Katas, English. Size: 18 x 25,5 cm. 284 pages: In this book, master Higaki resolves the meaning of the 10 precepts of Itosu and the bunkai of kata by the oral instruction that was inherited from Master Gichin Funakoshi to Master Kubo Shozan: Tekki Nidan, Tekki Sandan, Hangetsu (Seishan), Kanku (Kushanku), Bassai (Passai), Enpi (Wanshu), Gankaku (Chinto), Jitte, Jion.
Book Karate The Complete Kata, Hirokazu Kanazawa, english
Book Karate The Complete Kata, Hirokazu Kanazawa, english, hardcover, 19,5 x 26,5 cm, 240 pages. Contains all Shotokan Kata including GANKAKU-SHO. With this book master Hirokazu Kanazawa, the foremost figure in the karate world today and a disciple of Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern karate, offers the definitive work on the subject. Kanazawa explains all the key kata in great detail; and his text is accompanied by thousands of photographs. He also goes into some of the other more difficult aspects of karate, including steps, breathing techniques, and pressure points. Kata need to be practiced regularly on an individual basis, and this book is written with such training in mind. From the beginner to the most advanced practitioner, anyone interested in this revered martial art will want to add Kanazawa's book to his or her library.
Book FUNAKOSHI The Essence of Karate, English
Book FUNAKOSHI, Gichin The Essence of Karate. 13,5x19,5 cm, 128 pages. Foreword by Hirokazu Kanazawa, afterword by Gisho Funakoshi, translated by Richard Berger. Fundamentally, a small collection of memories, short anecdotes and words of wisdom from the great man; this book is quite the little gem. The Essence of Karate give us wonderful insights into Funakoshi himself but also much more than I've ever read before about his great masters, Itosu and Azato, their similarities and differences and the effect of their fighting styles upon unfortunate opponents. The forward by Sensei Kanazawa is quite interesting in itself but the afterword by Gisho Funakoshi, his nephew is filled with warmth, respect and awe for an uncle he briefly knew but left an ever lasting impression. The Essence of Karate by Gichin Funakoshi is an absolute must for any Karate enthusiast.
Book MASAO KAWASOE, 8th DAN Recollections of a Karate Master, by Dr. Clive Layton, English
Book MASAO KAWASOE, 8th DAN Recollections of a Shotokan Karate Master - The early years (1945 - 1975), by Dr. Clive Layton, 15 x 23 cm, 157 pages, english. With Forewords by Hidetaka Nishiyama, Katsunori Tsuyama & Vitaly Smirnov. The book covers the fascinating story of the first thirty years of the making of a world-class karate master. Masao Kawasoe was born in 1945 in Korea. After studying judo, in 1960, he began training in Shotokan under Master Katsunori Tsuyama and graded successfully for his black belt under Minoru Miyata in 1963. Awarded a full karate scholarship to the infamous Takushoku University, upon completion of his degree, Kawasoe was invited to attend the JKA Instructors Course for a further two years under Masters Nakayama, Kanazawa and Shoji. Master Kawasoe became a JKA instructor to Taiwan and then pioneered Shotokan in Madagascar, before settling in Great Britain in 1974. MASAO KAWASOE, 8th DAN, is a wonderful read by the foremost writer on Shotokan in the world, ...
Book KATAS SUPÉRIEURS SHOTOKAN-RYU, KASE, Taiji, English
Book "KATAS SUPÉRIEURS SHOTOKAN-RYU" by master Taiji KASE, 9th Dan. 21 x 30 cm, 352 pages, Englisch and French.
***THIS IS THE NEW, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC BESTSELLER "18 Kata Supérieurs"***. 20 superior Shotokan Ryu kata are presented in this book including the original version of Wankan. Additionally for the first time published the kata Tekki Oyo and also the kata Heian Oyo, both created by master Kase himself! "22 KASE HA SHOTOKAN RYU KATAS": Kanku Dai, Bassai Dai, Enpi, Hangetsu, Tekki Nidan, Jion, Jitte, Gankaku, Kanku Sho, Bassai Sho, Nijushiho, Jiin, Tekki Sandan, Chinte, Sochin, Meikyu, Gojushiho Dai, Gojushiho Sho, Unsu, WANKAN, HEIAN OYO, TEKKI OYO. Forms and applications (bunkai) plus Kase Ha key points and principles.
Book 25 SHOTOKAN KATA by S. SUGIYAMA, english, spanish and japanese
Book 25 SHOTOKAN KATA by master Shojiro SUGIYAMA, 18 x 25 cm, 350 pages, english-japanese, JKA-ITKF. *Available again* All movements are illustrated by very clear, three dimensional drawings. The rhythm and timing of movements are clearly described. For clear understanding, step by step explanations accompany each diagram.
Book DENTO NIHON KARATE DO, Nishiyama, Kim, Warrener, english
Book DENTO NIHON KARATE DO, by Hidetaka Nishiyama, Richard Kim and Don Warrener, english, 200 pages, 15 x 23 cm. Filled with technical information never before shared with others. Much of this information came from the famous San Diego Summer Camps where Nishiyama and Kim Sensei's taught for over 30 years every summer. Chapters on Kata and technical performance of and as well kumite and how and why a stance reverse punch and all other basics are performed for maximum effect with minimal effort. There is an entire section on Biomechanics that will teach you how and why all physical movements are used to create speed power and effectiveness.
Book The Shotokan Stylistic System, Massimo Braglia, English
Book The Shotokan Stylistic System, Massimo Braglia, 30 x 23 cm, English. 620 pages! More than 800 color images! This book is an Investigation on the origins, evolution, meaning and symbolism in the katas of the most famous and controversial Karate style. new theories about the origins and historical developements of kata, the formal exercises of Karate, transmitted in the Shōtōkan school of Tōkyō by the Funakoshi family. "The Shōtōkan Stylistic System" contains the result of research, supported by the Grand Master Paolo Bolaffio, wich lasted almost two decades. It reveals the original names, key features and Chinese styles from which the kata of the Shōtōkan and Shōtōkai style orignate, but are also present in the Wadō-ryū, Shitō-ryū, Shōrin-ryū styles, and partly originate from the Gōju-ryū. All Kata investigated in this book were the subject of an in-depth study, so as to create an entire ...
Book MASTER MASAO KAWASOE 8th DAN, The Foundations of Shotokan, Dr. Clive Layton, English
Book MASTER MASAO KAWASOE, The Foundations of Shotokan Karate Technique, by Dr. Clive Layton, 15 x 23 cm, 96 pages, english. An explorative rendering based on an extended interview. Note: This is not a training manual! This book is an engaging, highly informative, thought-provoking and interactive read that could well prove to be the most important in-depth technical treatise on Shotokan karate ever written. Master Kawasoe, 8th Dan, a world-renown Shotokan technician of fifty years experience, describes, using just one stance, two variations of one type of punch and two types of block, what he believes underpins all Shotokan technique. The book details a bio-mechanical five-step sequence of inward actions that pick-up, momentarily store and channel energy, and the outward process of delivering and focussing that energy – all in about one-fifth of a second! Master Masao Kawasoe and the Foundations of Shotokan Karate Technique will surely last the test of time, for not only is it a ...
Book KASE HA KARATE-DO, The Way Beyond, Velibor Dimitrijevic, English
Book KASE HA KARATE-DO, The Way Beyond, Velibor Dimitrijevic, English. 25 x 17,5cm, hardcover, luxury print with over 300 photographs, diagrams and dedications to the author written by Kase sensei. For the first time the principles and philosophy of the unique Kase Ha style of Shotokan based on the samurai Budo concept has been analytically explained. The main pillars of the ancient Budo concept of practice which inspired Kase sensei to develop his extraordinary abilities are Centralization (Haragei), Zen and Ki phenomenon are explained. Besides technical characteristics the main emphasis is on the aspects of higher practice like, rooting and ground resistance power, Ibuki breathing and the development of breath power, mind control and the concept of the Ki energy. For these reasons the book is meant for advanced practitioners who are looking for the Way beyond ordinary practice. However, because of the crucial role of the stance and its “rooting” to the ground, bio-mechanical ...