Best Karate 9

Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Chinte

  • Masatoshi Nakayama
Best Karate 9

Size: 224×150 mm, 250 g
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
diagrams, drawings, numerous photos
ISBN10: 1-56836-468-7
ISBN13: 978-1-56836-468-1
Release date: Nov. 2, 2012

List price: $18.00

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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.



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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.