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  • By David Nielsen
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Creating Kata" This is the first in a series of 5 books that will teach individual karateka the way in which the past masters of martial arts created their fighting systems. In the first volume we are invited to a quick read but with so much information to digest that it will take the reader a long time to work out what I am talking about. Just trying to create a kata is a tough job. Here we are given the outline on how to do so. It is a fine book and a great start to the rest of the four volumes to come. It is suggested for Dan level practitioners but Kyu level students will gain by reading and asking questions of their Sensei. I use a lot of research and facts from outstanding martial artists who are also outstanding authors in the martial arts (Abernethy,McCarthy,Kane,Wilder,Burgar). I prove that Traditional Kata can be created and I give the formula to do so based on my research and kata created by such people as Miyagi, Nagamine, and Mabuni. Each created kata for... More > their modern styles in the manner that their masters created the kata that we martial artists practice today. So here is where I found the hint as to where to begin my research. I don't believe that there has ever been a book written about this topic before. I have been told that I am the first to have discovered it. The first foreword is written by one of the UK's top martial artists, Iain Abernethy, 5th Dan and author of over 6 very successful books and DVD series. This book will be controversial and may not be accepted by some. First, Traditional Karateka will want to know why they need to know more about creating Kata and second, Sports Karateka may not understand because they have been creating kata for their sports competitions forever instead of for self defense. However,all practitioners will learn valuable information about how kata was created in the past without music and somersaults, but rather for real civilian self defense. The truly experienced black belt and those who want to learn more about the true meaning of Kata in the way that it was intended will gain valuable insight from this book. I look forward to writing the next four in the series.< Less
  • By ward.albin
    Jan 16, 2009
    "Creating Kata Review" I just finished "Creating Kata" and found it to be absolutely inspiring. Using this book as a guide, I have started seriously exploring the possibilities of creating kata - something I never would have considered before as a traditionalist. This is a recommended addition to any martial arts library. Thank you once again for your pioneering spirit! Dr. Ward D. Albin, Shihan-Dai Kamishin Ryu
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Product Details

ISBN
9780557027002
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
David Nielsen
Published
February 24, 2009
Language
English
Pages
83
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.38 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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