Best Karate 9
Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Chinte
These advanced kata may be selected for testing above shodan level.
The techniques in Bassai Shō, using sword hand, ridge hand and tiger mouth, make good defenses against stick attacks. In Kankū Shō are many counterattacks to the upper level. Chinte has unique techniques, the rarely seen tateken, and is especially valuable for women’s self-defense.
BEST KARATE SERIES
- Best Karate 1: Comprehensive
- Best Karate 2: Fundamentals
- Best Karate 3: Kumite I
- Best Karate 4: Kumite II
- Best Karate 5: Heian, Tekki
- Best Karate 6: Bassai, Kankū
- Best Karate 7: Jitte, Hangetsu, Empi
Best Karate 8: Gankaku, Jion
- Best Karate 9: Bassai Shō, Kankū Shō, Chinte
- Best Karate 10: Unsu, Sōchin, Nijūshiho
- Best Karate 11: Gojūshiho Shō, Gojūshiho Dai, Meikyō
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About the Author
MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, 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 as a sport along scientific lines.