Dear readers of my blog,
I like to introduce you to my next project. My next book deals with the Kyoku kata (1-7), which were developed by the late Hanshi Ichikawa Isao.
While one chapter will deal with the history of this kata group, the main focus is on the description of the kata. I will show all techniques of the seven kata with pictures and describe the sequences in detail.
The 7 Kyoku kata are extraordinary, beautiful and technically very advanced kata (especially Kyoku 6 & Kyoku 7). Hanshi Ichikawa has been teaching these kata unchanged for several years. Around the mid-1970s, he began to work on these kata and has varied and changed the sequences and techniques over and over again.
In my book I will represent the original forms. I write the book primarily for myself and my students. I will decide at a later date if I will make this book available to a wider audience. I'll keep you updated.
In this blog I would like to answer some of your questions about the book. In addition, there are a variety of photos and interesting stories that have not found entry into the book. Furthermore, the blog should serve to give you new historical insights immediately, so you do not have to wait for the second edition of my book.