Historical & Instructional

Classical Forms of Shotokan Karate


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This original JKA 8mm film has been digitally enhanced and re-edited to produce a 50 minute programme containing Japan Karate Association legends such as NAKAYAMA – KANAZAWA – ENOEDA – KASE – SHIRAI - SHOOJI - SUGIURA - MORI - et al. These masters perform the following katas in there original JKA form.

Heian Shodan / Nidan / Sandan / Yondon / Godan Tekki Shodan / Tekki Nidan / Tekki Sandan Enpie / Jutte / Chinte / Jion / Bassai Dai / Bassai Sho Gankaku / Hangetsu / Kanku Dai / Kanku Sho / Sochin Nijyu Shiho / Unsu

The programme is in black and white, and there is no sound. However, there can be no argument about how a kata should be performed once you have seen these masters. Todays 'experts' may make various claims about 'improving' the kata, but this begs the question 'why'...?

50 minute programme

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Legend Productions

We hold what is probably the largest archive of Shotokan karate film and video footage available anywhere. Dating from the 1950s through to the present day, we have produced digitally enhanced, professionally edited programs of the finest international Shotokan events ever recorded.