I am now living near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. I usually teach adult classes in shotokan karate-do evenings at the Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays when I am in town (schedule). Currently, the MAFC is closed for renovation, and classes are held Tuesdays and Fridays at the Cedar Forks Community Center. Shin-kyu Shotokan as I teach it is not primarily tournament oriented, nor is board breaking required. While not primarily a self-defense class, aspects of self-defense techniques will be explored in the intermediate and advanced classes. Self defense is derived from kata techniques and uses aiki-jujitsu principles; sparring is taught as application of more basic techniques and is based on a kendo foundation. Okinawan weapons (staff, nunchaku, sai, etc.) are not taught routinely. Additionally, techniques of the Japanese sword, based on the suburi of Gomogawa Kaishin Ryu, the 10 kendo kata and on Soshoryu Iaido, are taught privately and by appointment only.
Schmeisser ET. Bunkai: Secrets of Karate Kata Vol 1: The Tekki Series. This book published in 2000 (ISBN 0-911921-36-2) is also available directly from the author. International purchasers should contact the author directly by email for shipping costs, etc. A review by Mr. Taniguchi (5-dan JKA, Japan) can be read here; another review is here. This book can act as a introduction to application analysis for those whose training has previously concentrated on formal and/or tournament karate. The book is now in its second publication by Trafford and is available here.
Schmeisser ET. Channan - The Heart of the Heians. This book (ISBN 1-4120-1357-7) has been published by Trafford and is available here. DVDs of a seminar I taught on these kata is available at the Bushido-kai and is reviewed here.
In the beginning was ENIAC.pdf (Originally published in JSRSI Vol. 1 #6 Aug 2002,)
Reification of Process and Confusion of Levels.pdf
JUTTE: a weaponless weapon kata?
Karate in the Book of 5 Rings
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