Against the backdrop of the global fame of Japanese karate his "father", the Okinawan te stands somewhat apart - and totally undeserved. Originating in a real fight (dzissen) when about competitions and speech could not be, but the underlying principle was "IKKEN hisatsu" ("one blow - on the spot!"), Okinawan karate was a real martial art - and as such is preserved in our days .
The book is well-known popularizer of Okinawan karate, Dirk Ludwig, demonstrates priverzhenstvo ancient principles of the martial arts, especially the visual being demonstrated in kata. As is well known, "50% is the practice of karate kata" - and in this book you will find not only the basic kata, which were used in Okinawa, but also decrypt them bunkai, which are indispensable for a full understanding of karate as a highly effective system of unarmed combat. An excellent book for experienced athletes, and even beginners, because you need a correct understanding of karate athlete at an early stage of training.