Goju Ryu Karate: Visual Guide to Kumite Techniques Book by Goshi Yamaguchi
1) Background of Kumite
2) Basic Practice of Kumite
3) Yakusoku Kumite
4) Jiyu Kumite
5) Traditional Kumite Techniques
About the author:
Goshi Yamaguchi was born on September 28 1942, as the third son of Kaiso (the Founder) Master Gogen Yamaguchi. In 1951, at the age of eight, he began practicing karate-do at Senzoku Dojo in Asakusa. He received the 1st dan in 1957 and the 2nd dan in 1959. In 1962 he became a 3rd dan holder and an instructor.
He entered Nihon University in 1963, majoring in cinema studies in the Department of Arts. While he was a student, he had an opportunity to teach karate-do at an American branch dojo for a year.
After his return to Japan Saiko Shihan continued to teach karate-do in various Goju-ryu dojo.
He graduated from the university in 1969, and he became full time shihan in the head dojo with a view to promote and develop Goju-ryu Karate-do.
Goshi Yamaguchi has visited and taught karatedo in more than 40 countries in the world thus far as an authorized instructor of IKGA/JKGA, All Japan Karate-do Federation (JKF), Tokyo Karate-do Federation, and as an international referee. In 1990, he was appointed to be the president of All Japan Karate-do Goju-kai Association, International Karate-do Goju-kai Association, and Saiko Shihan (Grand Master) for the two associations.
Language: English & Japanese
Printed in 1993