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Bunkai Jutsu: The Practical Application Of Karate Kata

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This manual on Bunkai-Jutsu covers topics including: understanding Kata and Bunkai; the role of grappling in self defence; close range strikes; throws and takedowns; ground fighting; chokes and strangles; arm bars; leg and ankle locks; neck wrenches; finger locks; wrist locks; and fighting dirty.
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Published August 5th 2002 by Not Avail
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Css1971
Feb 20, 2015 Css1971 rated it it was amazing
If you practise karate at all, of any style then you need to purchase this book. It really is quite that simple. Describing it as revolutionary is not an overstatement in today's world of sporting karate.

If you were to think that karate was only, or even mainly what you see in the competition ring you'd be wrong, it isn't just punches and kicks and blocks. Bunkai Jutsu will help open up the underlying meaning which is built into karate kata. Abernethy makes it quite clear that karate kata are in
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Rolando Vega
Aug 20, 2015 Rolando Vega rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A definite read for those who consider themselves traditionalist!

This is a definite read for all martial artist, however in particular KARATE practitioners. Karate is a solid self defense system.
Laura
May 20, 2008 Laura rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: advancing karate students
Shelves: japan, non-fiction, karate
A great resource for the advancing karate student. Gives detailed bunkai information for several basic kata moves (not typically discussed in many karate dojos). The real hidden meanings and actual combat secrets hidden in kata forms. Very helpful and interesting.
Ian
Jan 19, 2013 Ian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: martial-arts
A must for all karateka, regardless of style. Abernethy takes karate back to the blood and snot days in this book, which karate was originally supposed to be, and brings back a lot of things that is now sadly lacking in a lot of karate clubs.
Marcus Baker
Jul 19, 2012 Marcus Baker rated it it was amazing
A very thought provoking book and an excellent companion to Iain's Bunkai Jutsu DVDs. This is essential reading for traditional karate students who are interested in developing their understanding of kata and seeking practical applications.

Alex Townshend
Mar 22, 2012 Alex Townshend rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any karate student.
Shelves: to-reread-study
4/5 but only because some of the illustrations are hard to follow but apart from that fantastic.

It reawakened my interest in kata. It could kick start a lifetime of study.
brotagonist
Mar 31, 2012 brotagonist rated it it was amazing
Shelves: martial-arts
Abernethy is definitely the guy to read for karate education. This book is the manual of his system.
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