A Kata is fighting, self-defence, precision and dynamic force all in one. It represents a fascinating multitude of logical, sequential techniques, with which the Karateka can demonstrate what he can do regarding his body control, powers of persuasion, perfection and fighting spirit. The repertoire of Shotokan Karate contains 26 Kata in all. The Master Kata described in this work belong to the advanced part of the repertoire and carry on from the 17 basic and advanced Kata introduced in Volume 1. This then completes the list of all the Shotokan Karate Kata. There are 9 Kata with Bunkai in this book: Sochin, Meikyo, Chinte, KankuSho, Wankan, Ji'in, Jitte, Gankaku, Unsu. There are approximately 600 photographs and detailed descriptions, which allow a deeper understanding of the Kata and their application. Armed with this information, it should be easy w for the Karateka to be able to improve himself in his routine training, grading tests and competition.
Joachim Grupp has been practicing Karate since 1976. He holds a 4th Dan in Shotokan Karate and he is the leader of a Karate Club in Berlin. His other books Shotokan Karate -Kihon-KumiteKata and Shotokan Karate -Kata Volume 1 have already been published successfully by Meyer & Meyer Sport.