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Description - Best Karate Volume 7 by Masatoshi Nakayama

Two kata from the recommended list- Gankaku--crane standing on a rock--a name descriptive of this kata, which has techniques for striking upward or downward with either hand while standing on one foot. Here are dazzling techniques for counterattacking with the back-fist or side kick.In the Jion kata there are many crisp, flowing movements, but within these calm, harmonious movements are strong, spirited techniques appropriate for mastering shifting positions, changing directions and sliding the feet.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781568364667
ISBN-10: 1568364660
Format: Paperback / softback
(224mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Kodansha America, Inc
Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Masatoshi Nakayama

MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshl, 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 along scientific lines.

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