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- Have you
ever noticed how some books just seem to stand out from
- One such
book is entitled "The Complete Kumite - Karate
Fighting Techniques" by Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa,
who is himself a true legend within the world of Shotokan
karate. The book is easy to read and the photographs
offer a clear visual reference for the wide range of
techniques that are demonstrated, each of which is a
wonderful validation of the versatility and practicality
of basic Shotokan karate.
- I had the
opportunity to spend time on a course with Kancho
Kanazawa and his son, Sensei Nobuaki Kanazawa, their one
on one applications of some of these kumite drills and
other similar applications was most enlightening and made
for what can only be described as an unforgettable three
- A common
theme that can be found throughout this book is Kancho
Kanazawa's reference to fighting spirit, the need for
patience as a defender, and the need for total commitment
as an attacker. Having the experience, the beliefs, and
the tactics of a great master all neatly presented in one
book is no easy task, but this book does not disappoint.
- So no
matter how many books you may have on the subject of
kumite, or for that matter Shotokan karate, this is a
must have book for any karate-ka who is seeking to
improve their skill level.
difference between success and failure,
- can often
be measured in the blink of an eye.
- Part the
clouds - see the way.
objective of karate-do is to contribute to the evolution
- of the
human spirit through physical and mental training."