Grossman popularized the sheepdog metaphor. The idea is that there are sheep-- generally nice and productive but not what one would call hard core. And the...
Friday, April 3, 2009
BOOK REVIEW //THE WAY OF KATA
L.A. KANE and KRIS WILDER have produced a definitive work on the understanding of KATA.Though the technique describe are from GOJU KATA they are similar enough to be applied to all OKINAWAN/JAPANESE ryu.Of special interest is the chart they have created for discerning the effectivness of a technique and ideas on optimizing the technique.The book also contains insights on violence and the violent that make it a must read for all serious martial artists.