This excellent work, with more than 800 photos for ease of use, is designed to help students get the most out of the study and training of the five essential Pi Nan kata.

Author: Keiji Tomiyama


ISBN: 1933901705


Page: 210

View: 214

This excellent work, with more than 800 photos for ease of use, is designed to help students get the most out of the study and training of the five essential Pi Nan kata. Tomiyama Sensei not only demonstrates the katas, advising on performance and underlying principles, but also brings together sets of "bunkai" (applications).

Okinawan Karate Kobudo Te Teachers Styles and Secret Techniques Expanded Third EditionOkinawan Karate Kobudo Te Teachers Styles and Secret Techniques Expanded Third Edition

Karate kata practice The karate kata [preserved] and taught at the Bugeikan are:
Naihanchi; Pinan Shodan; Pinan Nidan; Pinan Sandan; Pinan Yondan; Pinan
Godan; Sesan; Sochin; Jitti; Niseshi; Chinto; Passai Dai; Passai Sho; Passai Chu;
Jion; ... Te techniques practice, both with and without weapons All previous
exercises help the student to gain an in-depth understanding of the te techniques
which, ...

Author: Mark D Bishop

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244054847


Page: 352

View: 664

Time moves on, cultures change with the twists of history and secret arts are lost. To understand the essence of karate, kobudo and te is to read and digest this work. To devour the mysteries of the secret principles it records is to dwell in a former time, only then will the reader know the true meanings of what the masters passed on. This book was a classic of the 20th century and, with the passing of time, is now considered to be an historic record for the modern era; both a time capsule and an integrated tool of knowledge transmission. Also featuring contributions from the latest breed of expert researchers, this Expanded Third Edition keeps the original version alive in its entirety, while bringing the Okinawan karate world up to date, as it expands into an ever-increasing international world. Be warned though, it also answers questions that have not been asked until now and topics that could not have been discussed, while expanding on newly debatable issues. This is what the masters were really saying

Wado Ryu Karate JujutsuWado Ryu Karate Jujutsu

The focus of this volume will be the proper execution of the Kata of the Wado Ryu
system. ... My criticism of in-depth pressure-point analysis of kata is that before it
can yield any information, one must study a great deal, ... Techniques Suggested
by the First Movements of Pinan Shodan Kata 70 Wado Ryu Karate/Jujutsu.

Author: Mark Edward Cody

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463462802


Page: 388

View: 682

Wado Ryu Karate/Jujutsu is the third book by master martial arts instructor, Mark Edward Cody. This volume explores the origins, techniques and kata of one of Japan's most traditional martial arts. This is the first book to examine all seventeen kata of the system and is one of the few existing texts written by a native English speaker. Unlike other works on the subject, kata movement is explained in precise detail. The reader is given clear, systematic instruction in the direction, execution and technique of kata movement. Cody chronicles the traditions of Wado Ryu in light of the necessity for innovation and combat effectiveness in the propagation and evolution of ancient fighting systems. Wado Ryu Karate/Jujutsu embodies the ancient martial principle to "Absorb that which is useful". Hironori Ohtsuka created the Wado system by blending the best aspects of Shotokan Karate with Shindo Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu. Following the Founder's example, Cody draws upon his knowledge of Filipino Combat Systems and other arts in his analysis of this Traditional Japanese Fighting Art.

Shotokan Karate KataShotokan Karate Kata

Kata. The Kata typify the variety found in Karate. Techniques, which can be used
at all the fighting distances to the opponent, ... Originally they were called "Pinan"
Kata until Funakoshi renamed them "Heian", which means "peace" and "calm".

Author: Joachim Grupp

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 9781841260914


Page: 152

View: 476

A Kata is fighting, self-defence, precision and dynamic force all in one. It represents a fascinating multitude of logical, sequential techniques, with which the Karateka can demonstrate what he can do regarding his body control, powers of persuasion, perfection and fighting spirit. The repertoire of Shotokan Karate contains 26 Kata in all. The Master Kata described in this work belong to the advanced part of the repertoire and carry on from the 17 basic and advanced Kata introduced in Volume 1. This then completes the list of all the Shotokan Karate Kata. There are 9 Kata with Bunkai in this book: Sochin, Meikyo, Chinte, KankuSho, Wankan, Ji'in, Jitte, Gankaku, Unsu. There are approximately 600 photographs and detailed descriptions, which allow a deeper understanding of the Kata and their application. Armed with this information, it should be easy now for the Karateka to be able to improve himself in his routine training, grading tests and competition.

Karate The Hidden SecretsKarate The Hidden Secrets

The Heian / Pinan Katas Correct Bunkai shown for all 5 Katas on one tape.
Various Pressure Point K.O's are ... Every move is examined in detail, with clear
explanations of the true meaning of your Kata. Kata Bunkai Made Easy Vol 1 This
DVD ...

Author: Russell Stutely

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847284747


Page: 172

View: 305

This book details the "problems" with Karate as it is taught today. Unlike most other books of this genre, it details exactly how to remedy these problems. Russell Stutely takes you on a step by step guide to really make your Martial Arts work.

Black BeltBlack Belt

examples of the concepts shown in our CRACKING THE KATA CODE set ... |For
anyone who studies the Heian, Pinan or Pyong-an | forms, this video set is a must





Page: 184

View: 212

The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Kata Application Notebooks Isshinryu KarateKata Application Notebooks Isshinryu Karate

... san Passai-Dai Kata Naihan inpei Wanshu Unsu Sanka arate Chinte Seiryu
Kanku- Pinan Sochin Hangetsu Bunka Jusan Seiyunchin Kata Happiken
Naifancin Wado-ryu Shimpa Tae Kwon Do Empi Unshu Gankaku Martial Arts
Shisochin ...

Author: Scott Britt

Publisher: Scott Britt

ISBN: 9780615753850


Page: 222

View: 153

Using an innovative new format, this journal allows you to quickly and easily record applications (or "Bunkai") for the movements in any kata in the Isshinryu karate system! Instead of frantically writing in class or at seminars not only the application being shown, but which kata and where in the kata the application applies, simply open this journal to that point in the kata to begin taking notes in specially formatted cells. Perfect for taking to seminars or karate class, or just using for home study, this journal can help deepen your knowledge and understanding of traditional karate katas. This journal includes step-by-step photos of the following katas: - Seison - Seiunchin - Naihunchi - Chinto - Kusanku - Sunsu - Sanchin

Essence of Okinawan Karate DoEssence of Okinawan Karate Do

PINAN I, II, III, IV, V, and GOJUSHIHO. In all of the Pinan kata and Gojushiho, the
arms hang straight down naturally. The elbows are relaxed; the fists are placed
slightly away from the body, and the distance between them is approximately one

Author: Shoshin Nagamine

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902484


Page: 280

View: 656

The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do presents the teachings of legendary martial arts master Shoshin Nagamine, founder of the Matsubayashi school of Shorin-ryu karate-do. Used for generations as a practical and pictorial guide, it contains over 1,000 photographs to document eighteen classic karate kata (preset forms) and seven yakusoku kumite (prearranged partner exercises), as well as basic techniques. This book is a precise and easily accessible pictorial guide to performance and perfection of traditional karate. The only book in English with photos of one of the great prewar masters demonstrating the proper execution of Okinawan karate, The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do is a bridge between karate's legendary past and the practitioners of today. This ingenious and imaginative text explains the historical landmarks in the development of style, vividly outlines its leading forms and techniques, and recalls noted Okinawan karate men of the past, including the author's teachers Ankichi Arakaki, Choki Motobu, and Chotoku Kyan.

Okinawan Shuri Te Okinawan Shuri Te

Starting at the origins of the system from the mid 1800's, this book charts the history, development and key figures responsible for the creation of this deadly system of fighting. This book does not however, stop there.

Author: Lukascz Musial


ISBN: 1677947403


Page: 196

View: 903

Okinawan Shuri-te provides a detailed examination of the origins of the Shotokan system of Karate. Now this 2nd edition provides a great many specially commissioned pictures to aid with clarity as you work through the katas. It builds on the work of others to rediscover much of what has been deliberately excluded from Shotokan Karate. Starting at the origins of the system from the mid 1800's, this book charts the history, development and key figures responsible for the creation of this deadly system of fighting. This book does not however, stop there. It goes on to put the kata back as the central key to training, and disects the Heian/Pinan katas into their component parts with real world applications that were designed to deal with the many and varied threats of the day, in19th century Okinawa.This book opens up the Heian/Pinan kata to reveal a fully rounded combat system, bourne of the necessity to crush any opposition, disarm and re-use weapons used against them, including bladed weapons and firearms. It contains detailed breakdowns of each of the five kata, often with multiple applications per sequence. You will see how the creators used their wealth of experience of a variety of martial art traditions, to fashion their new and highly secret fighting art - Shuri-te.


Let's use as a good example the very basic kata taught in nearly all Japanese
and Okinawan karate dojo, the Heian or Pinan shodan kata. First move: turn to
the left; downward block. Step forward; lunge punch. Now, instead of continuing,

Author: Dave Lowry

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902231


Page: 184

View: 360

The goals of the budo—the martial arts and Ways of Japan—lie in refining the body and spirit. The techniques, methods, and rituals of the budo can provide invaluable lessons for today's martial artists—and serve as guides to a well-lived life. In Traditions, Davy Lowry discusses unique aspects of the budo ranging from hacho, or deliberate asymmetry, to uke-waza, the art of "receiving" an attack. The spirit of ryomi, the process of self-evaluation and improvement, is illustrated through the story of Kaofujita, a master swordsman who never stopped practicing the first movement he learned. You'll also learn the importance of yuyo, the distance where an attacker must focus his strike, from the story of Jubei, whose mastery of yuyo saved him in a life-and-death encounter, and the significance of shikaku—, the dead zone, on maintaining balance in combat and in life. With its focus on traditional martial arts, and fascinating stories that illustrate key martial arts principles and philosophy,Traditions will be required reading for serious martial artists.

Modern KarateModern Karate

Pinan Katas I - V The five Katas , together with the three Taikyokus , Sanchin and
Tensho , provide the foundation of good Karate technique , upon which the
student wishing to progress to expert ability can build . Mas Oyama Shihan has
stated ...

Author: Steve Arneil

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: 0809282569


Page: 182

View: 619

Detailed explanations and illustrations reveal basic stances, fundamental and advanced attack and block strategies, and sparring and predetermined and competition fighting techniques

The Overlook Martial Arts HandbookThe Overlook Martial Arts Handbook

The following katas can be separated into general classes based upon the
school of Okinawa - te they came from :NAHA ... Suparimpei Jiin Nai Hanchi
Sanchin Wankan Pinan Katas The distinction is not completely clear and the kata
Seishan ...

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 087951759X


Page: 192

View: 120

An ideal introduction and comprehensive survey for both the novice and the experienced martial artist, this highly readable and complete martial arts handbook covers Karate, Kendo, Kung Fu, Judo, and Aikido, as well as the lesser known disciplines of Budo, Hapkido, and the Thai martial arts. 150 line drawings. Glossary.

Shorin Ryu Karate KataShorin Ryu Karate Kata

In this book, Emanuel Giordano sensei shows the execution of the kata: Kihon ichi, ni and san; Naihanchi shodan, nidan and sandan; Pinan shodan, nidan, sandan, yondan and godan; Itosu no Passai and Matsumura no Passai; Kusanku Dai.

Author: Emanuel Giordano

Publisher: Encyclopedia of Shorin-Ryu Kar

ISBN: 1797548328


Page: 114

View: 588

Shorin-ryu is the oldest existing karate style. From this martial style, suitable for everyone, and based on natural movements, modern Japanese karate is derived. In this book, Emanuel Giordano sensei shows the execution of the kata: Kihon ichi, ni and san; Naihanchi shodan, nidan and sandan; Pinan shodan, nidan, sandan, yondan and godan; Itosu no Passai and Matsumura no Passai; Kusanku Dai. Each series of kata is preceded by a historical and technical introduction. The book also illustrates various theories, including that relating to the typical kata of style, the one concerning the cardinal points of the kata, the in-depth explanation of the meaning of Naha-te and To-de, as well as the explanation of the division in kata Shorin and Shorei. Emanuel Giordano, author of several books and articles related to the Okinawan Karate, teaches Shorin-ryu mainly in Piedmont, and since 2013 he travels to Okinawa every year, where he studies Shidokan Shorin-ryu with his Master, Maeshiro Morinobu sensei, and with the members of the Musei juku dojo and honbu dojo. Emanuel Giordano is also founder and national leader of Okinawa Karate Kenkyukai, the Italian study group of Okinawan Karate; is the national referent for the Traditional Karate of Okinawa CSEN, and has excellent relations with the Okinawan institutions.

Pinan Shodan KataPinan Shodan Kata

This is book one in the series and explains the form of Pinan Shodan, its techniques, bunkai, and diagrams of techniques.

Author: David Alexander

Publisher: Shukokai Kata Booklet

ISBN: 1092609210


Page: 26

View: 844

This booklet is part of the "Shukokai Kata Booklet Series" which aims to take you through all katas from white belt to black. This is book one in the series and explains the form of Pinan Shodan, its techniques, bunkai, and diagrams of techniques.


The Heian kata series are a set of five, standardized basic forms in the JKA-
derived Shotokan curriculum. They are practiced as well by other karate styles,
and in traditional Korean Tae Kwon Do schools as the “Pyong Ahn” forms. The
name is ... Funakoshi Gichin's teacher Itosu Yasutsune (known as Anko) is said to
have used these root kata as the major source material to create the five Pinan

Author: Elmar T. Schmeisser

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412013574


Page: 107

View: 301

Unlocking the secrets of the Karate Kata, Elmar Schmeisser meticulously explores the core of Shotokan's Heian Kata. This text is a "must-have" for any serious karate student who wants to truly understand how Kata works and where real applications seem "hidden".