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#223792 - 01/19/06 02:44 AM The Way of Kata: A Comprehensive Guide for Deciphe
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Has any one read this book. I am looking for a book on kata any help?
thanks
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#223793 - 01/19/06 07:25 AM Re: The Way of Kata: A Comprehensive Guide for Deciphe [Re: jc4199]
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Read it. Its a wonderful book, highly recommended.Even has a few refrences to the fighting arts web site!
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#223794 - 01/19/06 10:11 AM Re: The Way of Kata: A Comprehensive Guide for Dec [Re: jc4199]
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I have it and have read it. It is a good book. It does a good job in laying out the principles of gaining an understanding of how to decipher kata. I would not put it in to the catagory of a how to book. If you are a very visual learner a book like Bill Burgar's "Five years One Kata" may be more "practical" from an application standpoint.

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#223795 - 01/20/06 11:30 PM Re: The Way of Kata: A Comprehensive Guide for Dec [Re: oldman]
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I think how you evaluate 'The Way of Kata' depends where you are on the way. I find it more a compilation of material I've seen before rather than truly ground breaking. If one is just trying to understand where kata application study begins it may be a good reference, but it really represents only a beginning on the topic.

In honesty there is a quote from me about the potential use of chambering in the book, gathered from an article I wrote here on FightingArts.com.

I guess for having superior insight to quote me it must be ok <GRIN>.

Unfortunately I remain looking for something with greater depth in the study.
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#223796 - 02/22/06 11:32 AM Re: The Way of Kata: A Comprehensive Guide for Dec [Re: Victor Smith]
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I liked it...but I'm biased to a book that is in the context of Goju.

It tended to try and be a bit too systematic with deciphering applications, but its not suppossed to be a book of step-by-step learning...it's more a book of learning how to learn by thinking in terms of principles. Some of the interpretations I disagreed with...but again, it wasn't a book of specific interpretations - more how to arrainge and prioritize the possibilities....whatever possibilities you happen to come up with.

Victor made a good point about it depending on where you are in your training. that makes a big difference with just about any book. It's the reason we can read 'Book of Five Rings' every 10 years during our lives and understand a new meaning each time.

so from where I'm standing today...this was a good book and worth the read.

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