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Best Karate: Gankaku, Jion, Vol. 8 Paperback – December 15, 1981
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"This new series will be eagerly sought by the many Shotokan students." —Library Journal
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.
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Like all the Best Karate kata series, these kata are shown in specific detail with every move explained. The photographs are clear and easy to follow; however, as I have mentioned in my other reviews, one cannot master karate kata or any martial art by merely reading the book and looking at the photographs. This book when used in combination with actual training under a Shotokan Black Belt instructor will produce excellent results.
In conclusion, if you are a serious Shotokan Karate student you should have this book in your personal library to help guide you over the finer points of learning Gankaku and Jion katas.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Shotokan Karate Self-Defense Techniques: Combat karate for the street-A official manual of Bushi Satori Ryu)
Bohdi Sanders, Shotokan Blackbelt and author of Warrior Wisdom: The Warrior's Path