|The cover is kinda cool too!|
Kane, Lawrence A. and Wilder, Kris. "The Way of Kata: A Comprehensive Guide to Deciphering Martial Applications." YMAA Publications. Boston. 2005.
Review: Anyone who had read my blog in karate-jutsu-do knows I believe in kata in the transmission and practice of the empty hand. When I read this book I just sat back and told myself, "Wow, about time someone conveyed the way of kata and so well done it would refute all those naysayers who speak of kata as if it were some ancient ritual with no present day value.
This book puts that thought back where it belongs, in the trash. If you practice any Okinawan system of the empty hand and weaponry then start off with this book. Sensei on Okinawa may not be as forthcoming to the novice and even the advanced so answer all those unasked questions with this wonderful "tome" on the "Way of Kata!"
p.s. yes, this is a dup but what the hey, look at it as a testimonial to the worth of this book.