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Hidden Karate: The True Bunkai For Heian Katas And Naihanchi Hardcover – September 15, 2006

4.6 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

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This is the most thorough and detailed book on the subject of bunkai out there. All of the explanations were clear and easy to understand. It really opened my eyes and gave me a new appreciation for katas. Great book! I can't wait for the next one. --reader

I really enjoyed this unusual book about the how bunkai was lost or hidden from students when karate was introduced to the mainland. the bunkai that Higaki intorduces are really different, but make sense when I did them. the parts about the the social and historical conditions in Japan at the time also helped me to understand why the Okinawan sensei's did not want to share all of the knowledge when they taught to the mainland Japanese. --reader

This is the most thorough and detailed book on the subject of bunkai out there. All of the explanations were clear and easy to understand. It really opened my eyes and gave me a new appreciation for katas. Great book! I can't wait for the next one. --reader

About the Author

Biography Gennosuke Higaki Higaki began studying karate from junior high school. He has also trained in Okinawan weapons, Daito ryu aikijujutsu, and Shinei ryu and other martial arts. In his early 20 s he became a student of Sensei Shozan Kubota, who studied under Master Gichin Funakoshi as well as Master Kenwa Mabuni. Under Sensei Kubota he received direct oral instruction for the bunkai of katas. He kept this knowledge secret for a long time, but he decided to introduce it publicly for the benefit of younger students on a web site entitled Hidden Karate He has receive a large following through his web site. Currently he is vigorously conducting seminars and other related activities.

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  • Item Weight : 2.2 pounds
  • Hardcover : 248 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 4902481960
  • ISBN-13 : 978-4902481969
  • Publisher : Champ; 1st Edition (September 15, 2006)
  • Language: : English
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