Fully described and illustrated in this volume are the widely practiced Bassal and Kanku kata from the JFA recommended group. The student learns fast and slow techniques, the dynamics of strength, how to turn weakness into strength, changing directions, jumping and going to ground.
Masatoshi Nakayama carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern Karate. Long professor of physical education at Takushoku University, his alma mata (1937), he was chief instructor of the Japan Karae Association from 1955 until his death in 1987. A ninth degree black belt and a familiar face at tournaments, he was among the first to send instructors overseas and encourage the development of karate as a sport along scientific lines.