Thursday, December 8, 2016

Nipaipo by Aimee Sell (Kata Champion)

I am not terribly familiar with this Kata but it is well performed none-the-less. This Karateka shows excellent Kime (Focus).

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Reading Suggestions

A friend and former student of mine is studying Karate again. He wants to make sure that his study includes the proper analysis and application of Kata. To facilitate this the list of reading suggestions I have included below will be an excellent place to start. I would recommend these to anyone that wishes to better understand the martial arts in what I believe is their right context. 

Understanding Kata:
Building Skills/Tactics/Strategies:
These are just some of the books I have in my collection and the nice part is that many of these authors continue to produce high-quality works. I would recommend the majority of the books published by YMAA as they are always great quality. 

Another option will be to purchase the dvds and other video offers by these individuals. This by no means an exhaustive list of the great material that is out there. These are just a few of my favorites.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or additional suggestions to add to this list.