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Shorin Ryu is one of the world's major Karate styles. Created and developed by Okinawan masters, this style mixes the traditions and experiences of the ancient art with a modern approach to self-defense. In this work, Master Ota shows key traditional kata and bunkai. Some of the traditional Shorin Ryu forms have never been analyzed this way before. This video series is more than a how-to manual; it explores the history and philosophy behind this dynamic and practical method of karate-do. Containing hundreds of applications for all the forms of the Shorin Ryu system, this series will be a valuable reference for anyone seeking to learn and understand not only the principles and techniques of Shorin Ryu, but also the cultural essence of Okinawan Karate.
Chapters include: Fukyukata 1 & 2, Pinan Shodan, Nidan Sandan, Yodan & Godan.
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The dvds provide thorough instruction on the eighteen katas in the Matsubayashi Ryu system. The highlight is Sensei Ota instructing an individual student on how to perform the kata and then making corrections demonstrating how to teach that kata. Sensei Ota demonstrates and the teaches Chinto and Kusanku by himself.