This is the bok that shows what the Bassai Sho Shotokan Karate kata does. It takes movemnts that many show as preposterous for the sake of self defence and applies them to modern situations and... More > needs.
Sensei John Burke teaches internationally on courses and seminars, and has produced a series of books and dvds that explain what Karate can really be used for.
Forget the fads, Tradition is where it's at.< Less
Shotokan Karate Kata Tekki Shodan - also known as Naihanchi - is shown here complete with applications against realistic types of attack. John Burke sensei, who started training in 1982 here... More > demonstrates why this form is one of the most useful for self defence and why the sport karate fraternity are unable to use most of the techniques found within it - they're too nasty for competition!< Less
This is John Burke (Karate 4th dan)'s book on Pressure Points. An introductory guide, it de-bunks the myths and clarifies how to use this often talked about but little understood aspect of the... More > martial arts. Suitable for practitioners of any style, there are photo and illustration references to help you to use PPs in your training.< Less
Have you ever wondered about martial art practices? Why some of those bizarre postures are used?
Particularly in regard to the practice of Forms or Kata, there are many parts of Karate practice that... More > are mis-understood. This book looks at the Heian series of kata, taught to coloured belts and black belts the world over, and clarifies the use and application to the movements that are taught.
For those who wish to know why they do what they do, and for those who seek a deeper understanding of their karate.< Less