Nineteen kata (” forms “) of karate – the art of self-defense without weapons
– are presented here in complete detail. They are the ones selected by the great
master and teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, to give comprehensive training in
Karate-do, the way of karate.
Fully illustrated demonstrations by the translator cover not only every
technique of the kata but also the fundamentals and applications : how to make a
fist; the correct form of the open hand; preliminary training in blocking,
striking; the seven stances; and sparring.
Karate-do Kyohan is a book that lives up to its title : it is in truth the
master text for karate instruction at all levels and in all aspects of technique
and character development.