newly printed syllabus comes in two parts (booklets). The first
part provides the student with terminology and explanatory diagrams.
The second part outlines the necessary knowledge, techniques, idogeko,
kata and kumite requirements from 10th kyu
through to Shodan and up to and including Sandan.
A must buy for every practising student of Kyokushin Karate.
AUD $20 (plus $2 postage & handling)
Kata book SOLD OUT! - look out for 2nd edition soon
Beginner to Black Belt” by Hanshi John Taylor,
A Kyokushin Karate manual with over 100 pages of
Kata with complete and detailed explanations, including
the correct count for Kyokushin Kata. A comprehensive
book that takes a student from "Beginner to Black Belt".
Mas Oyama said that one should "think of karate as
a language – the kihon (basics) can be thought of
as the letters of the alphabet, the kata (forms) will be the equivalent
of words and sentences, and the kumite (fighting) will
be analogous to conversations."
book is so complete, that I am mandating that all students have
their very own copy. My adult classes now have the materials they
need to keep them on track. As for my kids programs, parents have
commented to me how much they themselves have learned though helping
their children with terminology and the kata. I wish
this had been around when I was coming up through the Kyu rankings.
Congratulations on a job well done!
Shihan Martin R. Petrovich - USA
Taylor's kata manual is a long over-due book that every
Kyokushin instructor and student should own and use to
compliment any serious training for kata. The illustrations are
easy to follow along with the accurate explanations and terminology.
It is the first and only concise book on Kyokushin kata
that also emphasizes a count for each movement. Every dojo
should have at least one manual at its disposal. It is the best
kata training guide available.
Sensei John Kalaidopoulos - West Island dojo
I have found
Shihan Taylor’s kata book to be an immense benefit
to my teaching. As a ready reference for technique and the count
it is invaluable and my dojo operators and members have
all commented on how good it is. I thoroughly recommend this book
to all students of Kyokushin. Matsushima and we are very
lucky to have it.
Shihan Gary Viccars - Australia.
that Shihan John Taylor's Kata Manuals are a
unique tool to standardise Kata throughout IKO Matsushima, plus
it can be used as a way of retention for our students with its
turn key approach to learning 'Kyokushin Karate Kata'
and 'Kyokushin Karate terminology'.
Sensei Duayne Davies - New Zealand.
book is something that we have been looking for some time, now
have a book that will standardise everyone's kata, through the
use of the drawings and the detailed explanations for each kata.
Shihan Tony Bowden - Australia
included: taikyoku ichi, (ni) &
san; taikyoku sukugi ichi, ni, san & yon; pinan ichi, ni, san,
yon & go; tsuki no kata; gekisai dai & sho; yantsu; tensho;
saiha; sanchin; sanchintensho; seipai.
Cost: within Australia: AUD $35 (plus $15 postage & handling);
International: US $35 (plus $35 postage & handling)
International buyers can obtain these items (syllabus, kata book &
2006 World Cup DVD set) via Ebay from http://stores.ebay.com.au/strongestkarate
Karate World Cup DVD
Kyokushin Karate Full Contact World Cup DVDs
and AKKA hosted the 2nd Karate World Cup at the Sydney Entertainment
Centre in Sydney, Australia on the Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th
November 2006. The event was no doubt the greatest karate tournament
ever held in Australia and it is with great excitement that we are
now able to bring to you the high quality video of the tournament
from over 30 countries took part with 130 fighters participating
over the two day event. There are three weight divisions (light,
middle and heavy) for both male and female contestants. Please visit
the web site http://www.2006karateworldcup.com/result.html
to download the draw(s) for each division.
the DVD, you’ll see some of the world’s most proficient
full-contact karate fighters battling it out in this prestigious
tournament. Spectators will be treated to great displays of skill,
speed and power during this event. There is over eight and half
hours of video in this five set DVD. You will be able see each match
as competitors vie for the championship.
within Australia: AUD $50 (plus $10 postage & handling); International:
US $50 (plus $35 postage & handling)
DVDs - NSW
Training Camp / Senior Grading DVD's!
the latest NSW Kyokushin Karate Training Camp /
Senior Grading DVDs.