[QUOTE]Originally posted by kenposan:
Has anyone read Elmar Schmeisser's book on the Tekki kata?
I thought that the first part of the book where he describes how he analyses kata was good and i have tried working kata with some of his guidelines, Some of which i think work well.
I had heard good things about his book so was looking forward to seeing some of his applications and was very disappointed. For example most of his analysis of tekki shodan was centred around defence of a front kick! I would have much prefered to have seen how he applied the kata to a more common attack. I didnt even think that the front kick application that he gave was of any use. I wouldnt use it.
Overall i wouldn't reccomend the book, but on the over hand reading all the reviews it gets on the net you would think it was a great work. I would also like to hear other peoples oppinions