Best Karate 5
Kata, the formal exercises of karate training, were the essence of practice in Okinawa and China, and are the core training method even today.
Detailed here in 1500 sequential photos are the five Heian and three Tekki kata, mastery of which is necessary to attain first dan.
Demonstrated by the author and Yoshiharu Osaka.
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
“Technically excellent.” —Library Journal
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.