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Grandmaster Hirokazu Kanazawa was born in Iwate, Japan 1931. In his early years he was already interested in different martial arts. As a student at Takushoku University, he became the disciple of Masatoshi Nakayama and the founder of Shotokan Karate, Gichin Funakoshi. Since then he has been performing Shotokan Karate and holds Karate-Do seminars all over the world. In 1978 Kancho Kanazawa founded the world association SKIF (Shotokan Karate International Federation). In 2002, he received the 10th Dan of Shotokan Karate.
On this film you are taught 17 Katas of Shotokan Karate. Kancho Kanazawa not only shows the lerner-Katas, which you need for the beginner tryouts of Karate, but also many advanced Katas starting at first dan black belt. The Katas are presented by Hirokazu Kanazawa in slow and normal speed. The application (Bunkai) of each Kata is demonstrated with a partner. The techniques are shown in slow motion and from different angles.
The following Katas are presented in this film: Heian Shodan Heian Nidan Heian Sandan Heian Yondan Heian Godan Tekki Shodan Tekki Nidan Bassai Dai Jion Enpi Kanku Dai Bassai Sho Kanku Sho Jitte Sochin Gankaku Nijushiho
The partner techniques are performed by Hirokazu Kanazawa and Kawasoe Shihan 7th Dan, and different members of Kanazawa Shotokan Kokusai Karate-Do Austria.