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Heian Pinan Kata & Bunkai: The Fundamentals By Lee Taylor
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The Heians or Pinans are widely the most recognisable and practised kata in karate circles today, they are also arguably the most misunderstood. If analysed, practised and taught effectively the... More > Heian/Pinan kata have the potential to be a complete fighting system for the learning karateka, containing strikes, kicks, joint locks, throws, grappling and so on. With over 350 pictures this book shows how the Heian kata can be used as tools for a physical confrontation, building skills for this environment that could help an individual escape from this scenario, using simple, effective, progressive bunkai contained within this series of kata. ‘Lee’s book helps show that karate can be a very real solution to the problem of civilian self defence. It is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.’ Iain Abernethy-6th Dan World Combat Association< Less
Heian/Pinan Kata & Bunkai The Fundamentals By Lee Taylor
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The Heians or Pinans are widely the most recognisable and practised kata in karate circles today, they are also arguably the most misunderstood. If analysed, practised and taught effectively the... More > Heian/Pinan kata have the potential to be a complete fighting system for the learning karateka, containing strikes, kicks, joint locks, throws, grappling and so on. With over 350 pictures this book shows how the Heian kata can be used as tools for a physical confrontation, building skills for this environment that could help an individual escape from this scenario, using simple, effective, progressive bunkai contained within this series of kata. ‘Lee’s book helps show that karate can be a very real solution to the problem of civilian self defence. It is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.’ Iain Abernethy-6th Dan World Combat Association< Less
Murasaki's Memoir By Murasaki Shikibu & Erick DuPree
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The biographical life of Murasaki Shikibu, arguably one of the greatest authors in World Literature's canon, is at best scant. She is indisputably the "Shakespeare" of Japan and yet her... More > magnum opus, Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji)eclipses Shakespeare by 700 years. She is considered by many the first novelist. Her work is read by most every student in Japan. Long before Dickens and Tolstoy, there was Murasaki. Murasaki's Memoir captures of the birth of a Crown Price though the eyes the Empress' tutor and confidant, Murasaki. More than a translation, this comparative thesis draws scholarship from many translations and endeavors to encapsulate a perfect memoir. This is her story told with a fresh voice. Murasaki's Memoir is a glimpses into life of a woman hidden in seclusion and restrained by rules, who was destined to become legend.< Less
Best Embusen By Marius Podeanu
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"Best Embusen: Shotokan" provides an advanced analysis of the 26 Shotokan kata embusen. It offers a unique perspective that helps provide a good foundation for further development. The... More > material is advanced, meant to accompany books that present in detail the movements in each kata. The reader is assumed to know or to have access to information about the various steps and techniques in each kata.< Less
Best Embusen By Marius Podeanu
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"Best Embusen: Shotokan" provides an advanced analysis of the 26 Shotokan kata embusen. It offers a unique perspective that helps provide a good foundation for further development. The... More > material is advanced, meant to accompany books that present in detail the movements in each kata. The reader is assumed to know or to have access to information about the various steps and techniques in each kata.< Less
Kata: The Folk Dances of Shotokan By Rob Redmond
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This is the information, history, and rumor that should have been included in every other book about kata. Rather than a catalog of pictures of people doing the movements from the kata, this work... More > contains descriptions, translations, and advice. Round out your understanding of Shotokan Karate kata by reading Redmond's fascinating and original work - both humorous and filled with good advice.< Less
Rai'an By Giancarlo Niccolai
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Uno scienziato del XXV secolo viene inviato nel Giappone dell'anno 1000 per scongiurare una catastrofe planetaria. Lo accompagnano nel suo viaggio due miko (sacerdotesse consacrate all'antico culto... More > dei kami). Sullo sfondo di un romanzo ricco di avventura, azione e sentimento, si staglia una ricostruzione storica approfondita e inedita del Giappone antico, misterioso e sconosciuto, che precede di oltre 500 anni l'epopea dei samurai, visto attraverso gli occhi di uno studioso del futuro e di due sacerdotesse del passato. Il quadro è reso attraverso la voce dei tre protagonisti, che si alternano arricchendo la narrazione con il proprio punto di vista, permettendo al lettore di partecipare in prima persona agli eventi narrati. Un romanzo innovativo sia per le tematiche trattate, che spaziano dalla ricostruzione storica alla fantascienza, sia per la tecnica narrativa.< Less
Rai'an By Giancarlo Niccolai
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Uno scienziato del XXV secolo viene inviato nel Giappone dell'anno 1000 per scongiurare una catastrofe planetaria. Lo accompagnano nel suo viaggio due miko (sacerdotesse consacrate all'antico culto... More > dei kami). Sullo sfondo di un romanzo ricco di avventura, azione e sentimento, si staglia una ricostruzione storica approfondita e inedita del Giappone antico, misterioso e sconosciuto, che precede di oltre 500 anni l'epopea dei samurai, visto attraverso gli occhi di uno studioso del futuro e di due sacerdotesse del passato. Il quadro è reso attraverso la voce dei tre protagonisti, che si alternano arricchendo la narrazione con il proprio punto di vista, permettendo al lettore di partecipare vicende narrate in prima persona. Un romanzo innovativo sia per le tematiche trattate, che spaziano dalla ricostruzione storica alla fantascienza, sia per la tecnica narrativa.< Less
Rai'an By Giancarlo Niccolai
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Uno scienziato del XXV secolo viene inviato nel Giappone dell'anno 1000 per scongiurare una catastrofe planetaria. Lo accompagnano nel suo viaggio due miko (sacerdotesse consacrate all'antico culto... More > dei kami). Sullo sfondo di un romanzo ricco di avventura, azione e sentimento, si staglia una ricostruzione storica approfondita e inedita del Giappone antico, misterioso e sconosciuto, che precede di oltre 500 anni l'epopea dei samurai, visto attraverso gli occhi di uno studioso del futuro e di due sacerdotesse del passato. Il quadro è reso attraverso la voce dei tre protagonisti, che si alternano arricchendo la narrazione con il proprio punto di vista, permettendo al lettore di partecipare in prima persona agli eventi narrati. Un romanzo innovativo sia per le tematiche trattate, che spaziano dalla ricostruzione storica alla fantascienza, sia per la tecnica narrativa.< Less
Peaceful mind By John Burke
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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

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