Naihanchi (Tekki) Kata: The Seed of Shuri Karate Vol 1
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The heart of traditional karate is found within the kata. Naihanchi (Tekki) Kata is one of the original training forms and various versions of it can be found today in karate styles derived from the old Shuri-Te lineage on Okinawa. It is a vital part of karate’s heritage handed down from the pioneering masters of our past. In this thought-provoking publication, Chris Denwood presents his own approach to traditional karate through Naihanchi Kata, featuring a step by step guide and an avid exploration of its true depth. Using five layers of analysis, Chris examines in detail how the movements of Naihanchi Kata represent a series of lessons, based on holistic themes and principles that when applied, show why this seemingly superficial kata has been revered by serious practitioners for generations. Volume one introduces the Kata, focusses on developing a solid foundation and investigates a number of the most important lessons on structure and dynamics to be found within the... More > movements of the form.< Less
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May 15, 2018If you train this kata in your system, this is a must have book. The information is easy to follow and very concise. Read it and then re-read it. It is a treasure.
Jan 3, 2014This is simply one of the best Karate books that I have had the pleasure to read. The level of knowledge and information in this book is inspiring and is delivered with an excellent style of writing that makes it hard to put down. Well worth buying and you will pick it up and read it again and again.
Nov 12, 2013If you practise a type of karate which includes naihanchi or tekki within its kata syllabus, I believe this book to be essential. In fact, even if you don't practise naihanchi, I firmly believe the ideas and theories discussed by Mr Denwood will provide you with useful new outlooks upon your own already established practises. This book is not made up of endless sequential photographs and little accompanying text. The balance here is firmly upon providing the reader with ideas and theories to use in their own study. This is not a book which is to be read and then placed upon a shelf, but rather, it is a roadmap to achieving body integration. As shown in Mr Denwood's youtube videos, he has an in-depth knowledge of power generation and energy transfer, and has provided within this work a step-by-step method of enhancing these areas within your own practise. This information has been greedily seized by him as a result of his dedication over many years daily practise. This publication is... More > will not give you a million obscure and unworkable applications, nor will it teach you how to correctly form a fist. It will however, assist the intermediate practitioner in developing a more intuitive understanding of the workings of their own body structure and how to effectively achieve more with less. Naihanchi is said to be the single most important kata to those who trace their martial heritage to the Shuri district of Okinawa. With this publication, Mr Denwood has put forth a convincing argument as to why this is so. I look forward to Vol 2. Well done!< Less
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- Chris Denwood (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Lingwood Publishing
- October 14, 2013
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.68 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 7.44 wide x 9.68 tall
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