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Centered-Mind Films produces Shotokan Karate kata videos of Master Hirokazu KANAZAWA, the world renowned teacher and head of the Shotokan Karate International Federation.

The videos cannot replace the outstanding experience of personally training with this remarkable teacher, but they offer a practical reference for anybody wishing to benefit from his unique way of displaying his martial art.

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26 Shotakan Kata DVD

Produced in both NTSC for North America, Japan etc. and PAL for Europe etc., this is an updated format that enables fast, direct access to each kata.  It can also be played as a single video.

From the top menu the groups are selected according to the various karate grades:  

  • 9th kyu to 4th kyu (Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan and Heian Godan)
  • 3rd kyu to 1st Dan (Tekki Shodan, Bassai-Dai, Kanku-Dai, Enpi, Jion and Jitte)
  • 2nd Dan (Hangetsu, Tekki Nidan, Bassai-Sho, Kanku-Sho and Gankaku-Dai)
  • 3rd Dan (Sochin, Tekki Sandan, Chinte, Ji'in and Nijushiho)
  • 4th Dan (Meikyo, Unsu and Wankan)
  • 5th Dan (Gojushiho-Dai and Gojushiho-Sho) 

Each top menu group holding its respective katas will take the viewer to an expanded menu where any kata can be selected and played by pressing "ENTER", then Master Kanazawa will start the kata.  At the end the the second, slower kata, the video will return to the first of its group.

Group forward and reverse directions can easily be achieved within the expanded menu as well as a return to the top menu.

26 Shotokan Kata Video

Produced in both NTSC for North America, Japan etc. and PAL for Europe etc., this is the original format for VHS players.

The sequence is the same as for the DVD, except for no menu control.  The fast-forward and reverse controls locate the start of each kata.  Each start is from a board containing 26 sets of Japanese named katas, of which one is selected.  This leads to a phonetically named  sub-title for the kata.  Master Kanazawa will then start the kata.

Masterclass - Kanku-Dai Video

Produced in both NTSC for North America, Japan etc. and PAL for Europe etc., this is format ed for VHS players.

This personal video, compiled as a Masterclass session for both serious student and instructor, has various sections that enable Master Kanazawa to demonstrate Kanku-Dai in detail:

  • The history behind the kata name 
  • The kata performed facing forward followed by movement pointers from Master Kanazawa
  • A slower and defined demonstration from a front/side position followed by more kata pointers
  • The kata slowed to 1/10 speed with a detailed commentary (English or French) supported by each movements name shown as a sub-title in Japanese and phonetically 
  • The kata performed front on with full techniques, fighting spirit, timing and feeling of each movement
  • A slower and defined demonstration facing forward but with dynamic breathing/power/speed control symbols of each movement, overlayed throughout the kata
  • A fighting defence application, at full speed, against multiple assailants
  • A slower and defined demonstration of the defence application against multiple assailants with a detailed commentary (English or French) supported by each attack/defence movements name shown as a sub-title in Japanese and phonetically.  Where appropriate the second defence meaning is shown
 

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26 Shotokan Kata DVD - PAL
26 Shotokan Kata DVD - PAL
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26 Shotokan Kata DVD - NTSC
26 Shotokan Kata DVD - NTSC
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