Introduction To Karate - Ohgami S. - Book
Wadoryu karate was founded by Sensei Hironori Otsuka (1892-1982) and it has become one of the most popular styles in the world. In this book virtually all
Wadoryu karate was founded by Sensei Hironori Otsuka (1892-1982) and it has become one of the most popular styles in the world. In this book virtually all techniques of Wado-karate are taken up, and therefore forms a unique document for practitioners of this style. Together with the other book which mainly deals with the nine official kata, the whole curriculum up to black belt (and beyond) has become available. This book also seems to be the first which uses physical terms to explain karate techniques. Ohgami feels the scientific approach is necessary to develop the art of karate. Shingo Ohgami (Japan, 1941) started training karate in 1960 when he entered Tokyo University where Sensei Hironori Ohtsuka was the instructor of the karate club. Shortly after arriving in Sweden, he started a karate club which grew to such a proportion that he decided to give up a career in chemistry and has been engaged in teaching karate fulltime since 1972. He was graded to 5th dan black belt by Sensei Otsuka in 1974. Other than karate his interest spreads to laido, Jodo, Aikido, Ryukyu Kobudo and Taichi Chuan. He is a member of the Japanese Budo Academy. WHAT IS KARATE? Karate as physical fitness exercise • Karate as self-defense • Karate as a sport • Karate as a way of life PREPARATION Warming-Up Exercises • Softening Exercises • Dangerous Movements • Method of Training STANCES Natural stances • Uneven Stances • Even Stances • Other Stances HAND TECHNIQUES The Theory of Tsukiwaza and of Uchiwaza • Hand Techniques in Practice: Tsukiwaza • Uchiwaza • Atewaza KICKING TECHNIQUES Front Kick • Round Kick • Side Kick • Back Kick • Groin Kick • Stamping Kick • Knee Kick • Backward Groin Kick • Outward Round Kick • Crescent Kick • Outward Crescent Kick • Back Round Kick • Dropping Kick • Kick With Front Or Rear Leg • Jumping Kicks BLOCKING TECHNIQUES Principle of Collision • Upper block • Lower block • Outward arm block • Inward arm block) • Application of Basic Blocking Techniques • Scooping block • Dropping block • Knife-hand block • Round block • Elbow block • Wrist block • Hook block • Press block • Over-hand block • Cross block • Stop block) • Blocking Techniques Using the Feet and Legs) BODY MOVEMENT (Junzuki (Oizuki) • Gyakuzuki • Junzuki Tsukkomi • Gyakuzuki Tsukkomi • Tobikomizuki • Nagashizuki FROM THE BASIC TECHNIQUE TO ITS APPLICATION Renrakuwaza - Combination Techniques KUMITE: Ipponkumite Jodan, Chudan, Gedan • Ohyogumite No. I - No. 8 • Foot sweeps • Take-downs • Kihon Kumite No. 1.-10.