Shotokan Karate Kihon Kumite Kata by Joachim Grupp
This book offers assistance to all Shotokan Karateka to use when training or intensively preparing skills - for beginners as well as advanced students. All the facets of this demanding fighting art are covered in an easily understandable manner. The most important Kihon techniques are the various Kumite forms as well as free-fighting and basic Katas are described in detail. This is a complete package for people wishing to improve themselaves in this martial art. Contents include: The history of karate from Funakoshi up to todays Shotokan Karate. What is KarateDo? Training and preparation for grading. A comprehensive introduction to the basic techniques. All the Kumite forms from the Gihon-Kumite to Jiyu-Kumite. Full explanations of the katas Hein 1-5, Tekki 1 and Bassai Dai. Over 500 photos show the enormously broad technical spectrum of the fighting art of Shotokan Karate.
Joachim Grupp has been practising Karate since 1976. He hold a 5th Dan in Shotokan Karate and is an instructor in a Karate Club in Berlin. He has been successful in national and regional competitions