Intermediate Shotokan Karate by Ashley Croft

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  • 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 practised


Binding Paperback
Publisher Crowood Press Ltd.
Country of Origin UK
Number of Pages 192
Pubilcation Date 2009
Condition New

Product details

  • Karate Book
  • by Ashley Croft
  • Paperback book
  • Loads of Photos
  • Great read

Intermediate Shotokan Karate Description

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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 practised, developed and perfected. The pioneering masters who created the kata not only included the basic techniques of their style but also incorporated the most dangerous movements designed for attacking the most vulnerable areas of the human anatomy. They also included grappling, seizing, locking and throwing techniques designed for dealing with almost every conceivable unarmed self-defence scenario.

This volume provides instruction in the intermediate kata required for grading from 37d kyu through to ist dan black belt. The kata covered are Tekki Shodan, Bassai Dai, Jiin, Jion, Jitte, Kanka 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.

Contents include:
• An explanation of the history of karate, tracing its roots back to the early Chinese martial arts and to the Shaolin Temple®
4 An overview of some of the more frequently used pressure points with a description of their locations and angle of strike
+ A detailed analysis of each kata with individual moves broken down and choroughly explained
• Selected physical applications for each kata

Containing over 590 colour illustrations, this practical book provides a fascinating insight into eight intermediate kata and is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to learn the forms.

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 and has studied in China under the instruction of a Master from the renowned Shaolin Temple. Ashley has taught karate for over eighteen years and has successfully instructed many students, from beginners through to those at black-belt level. He is currently the chief instructor of the Chilter Karate Association.



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