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6/18/13 6:46 P

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I've read Zen in the Martial Arts, its a great read for anyone training or considering training in any martial art.

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

Ann


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6/18/13 6:25 P

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Here is the list of kata we do at my shotokan dojo:

Taikyoku Shodan - First Cause
Heian Shodan - Peaceful Mind Level 1
Heian Nidan - Peaceful Mind Level 2
Heian Sandan - Peaceful Mind Level 3
Heian Yondan - Peaceful Mind Level 4
Heian Godan - Peaceful Mind Level 5
Tekki Shodan - Horse Riding Level 1
Tekki Nidan - Horse Riding Level 2
Tekki Sandan - Horse Riding Level 3
Bassai Dai - Storming a Fortress (Major)
Kanku Dai - Gazing Heavenward or To Look At the Sky (Major)
Jion - Jion-ji Temple
Jitte - Ten Hands
Ji'in - Jion & Jitte
Sochin - Immense Silence or Tranquil Force
Chinte - Rare Hand
Empi - Flight of the Swallow
Bassai sho - Storming a Fortress (Minor)
Gankaku - Crane on a Rock
Wankan - King's Crown
Hangetsu - Half-moon
Kanku Sho - Gazing Heavenward (Minor)
Meikyo - Wiping a Mirror
Nijushiho - Twenty-four Steps
Gojushiho Sho - Fifty-four Steps (Minor)
Gojushiho Dai - Fifty-four Steps (Major)
Unsu - Hands in a Cloud

I'd also recommend these books, they are required reading for our brown belts:
Karate-Do, My Way of Life,
Gichin
Funakoshi

Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams
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25 Shoto-kan Kata by Shojiro Sugiyama
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Dynamic Karate by Masatoshi Nakayama
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Best Karate 5: Heian, Tekki by Masatoshi
Nakayama
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Karate-Do Kyohan; The Master Text, by Gichin
Funakoshi
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Best Karate Fundamentals Volume 2 by Masatoshi Nakayama
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Complete Idiot’s Guide: Karate



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5/1/13 12:14 A

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Does this help?

http://www.martialartsplanet.com/forums/
showthread.php?t=91288

I study Karate Budo, but my school throws in katas from other martial arts after black belt rank.

Looks interesting! I can't imagine trying to learn how to say the forms with a real Japanese accent, let alone a French trying to speak Japanese accent! That's just too many layers of difficulty for my little brain. LOL!

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3/26/13 8:01 P

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I know some, because the Nisei style has a few things in common with Shotokan. Our katas are Heian Shodan; Pinan Shodan, Nidan, Sanda, Yandan and Godan; Sanchin; Tekki Shodan, Nidan and Sandan: Yuwa's Basic (which I believe is unique Nisei); Basai-Dai; Empi; and Rohei. That's up to first level black belt. Hope it helps!


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3/26/13 6:37 P

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tough one!
I would suggest You Tube, good luck emoticon

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

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Tonight I went to my 1st training in Shotokan. It is similar to my previous style, Tang Soo Do.

Does any one else train in this style? I am hoping someone does and can tell me the names of the katas at least...you see, I am currently living in France and the class is taught in French, which I barely speak right now. Which makes it...interesting...to understand (commands given in French accented Japanese :-)

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