This book is a manual designed for karatekas who already master Shotokan-style katas and want to continue refining them, or for those practitioners who are starting out in our style and who need a quick and easy reference where to consult their sequences and techniques.
Thanks to its clear graphic drawings, designed by the master author of this book, this manual is an aid to visualise all Shotokan katas movements and be able to apply them immediately in training.
Sometimes practitioners ask questions like these:
At what point should I do the kiai?
To which side should I make the turn at this point of the kata?
These questions can be answered through this book, with its illustrations of the performance line (embusen), the outline of the kata with drawings in detail of each step, the direction of execution and the turns, and expanded with drawings from other angles for those positions which are not well visualised from the perspective in which the kata is performed.
In addition, an aerial view of the five basic katas is included, for those who need more detail on these katas, which are the ones that are learned first.