be a support for those who want to look up the details or even the
entire sequence of a kata. The topic of this book are those kata you
learn as advanced karateka, after having learned the kata up to black
- Illustrated presentations of all techniques from three different perspectives
- Clear and detailed graphics
- At-a-glance overview of all kata
- Supplementary explanations of difficult sections of kata
- Explanations of Japanese terms through graphics
Tekki nidan, Tekki sandan, Bassai shô, Kankû shô,
Jitte, Gankaku, Chinte, Ji'in, Nijû shi ho, Sôchin, Wankan, Meikyô, Gojû
shi ho dai, Gojû shi ho shô, Unsu.
About the author
Fiore Tartaglia was born in 1958 in Eboli, South-Italy. He started practising karate at the age of sixteen years and passed his blackbelt test in 1979 in Sicily. Shortly after he founded a Jûdô and Karate dôjô with two friends.
In 1980 he moved to Germany and continued his training at the Karate dôjô Nippon in Göppingen. Tartaglia later moved to Karate dôjô Dôkan, Eislingen, where he continues to train. At the same time he runs a karate school (www.taikikan.de) together with a friend. Today he wears the fifth dan and is a B-level examiner for the German Karate Federation (DKV).
Since 1982 he has worked as a professional graphic designer in Germany and, since 1985, in his own advertising agency in Göppingen. The designer-karateka combination galvanized the impulse for writing this book and made its realization in the present professional form possible.
Fiore Tartaglia – 5th Dan Shôtôkan-Karate