Matsumura Shorin Ryu Karate Pinan Kata Illustrated Manual
The definitive guide to the classical Pinan Kata of Okinawan Karate. Included are the Matsumura family style versions of Pinan Shodan, Pinan Nidan, and Pinan Yondan. This manual consists of over 230 color photographs that teach the forms STEP by STEP with detailed explanations of each movement. Includes: Explanations of all hand and foot positions, Insights on the proper body mechanics for stepping, blocking, punching, kicking and striking; as well as practical applications of the movements for real self defense situations.Whether you are just learning the forms or are an experienced practitioner, this manual will give you vital information to take your training on these Okinawan fighting kata to the next level.