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Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Karate vol. 2
by Takayoshi Nagamine

The first of this series served as an introduction to the style that was founded by the author's father, Shoshin Nagamine, a student of both Chotoku Kyan and Choki Motobu. As the cover notes suggest, this second volume deals with the technical aspects of Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu karate, especially the kata, and is designed to be used with the style's standard textbook, Essence of Okinawan Karate, written by its founder.

Matsu-bayashi Shorin Ryu kata are viewed by adherents as both a catalog of tech-niques and the key to correct movement, timing and focus. As such they must be learned correctly and practised without fail if mastery is to achieved and maintained. As we have come to expect from this production house, the technical quality is very high and the show well organized, easy to follow, pleasing to the eye and has excellent sound. Fukyu 1 & 2, Pinan 1-5 and Naihanchi 1-3 are shown in detail and from different angles, and the performances are supplemented by demonstrations of the applications by instructors Maikishi and Taira and on camera explanations of technical points by Nagamine sensei himself.

Filmed on location at the beautiful Suiho En dojo in Los Angeles, this show is essential viewing for all Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu adherents as well as those from similar technical backgrounds. If you have a copy of Essence of Okinawan Karate, you really must buy this video.

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Run time: 56 minutes. $39.95

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