Wado-Ryu Karate Manual for monitor -Yoshikazu Kamigaito Sensei

Pin-An Shodan-16-1 Yoshikazu Kamigaito

Our heartfelt thanks to Paul GAZON, a long-time practitioner of Wado-Ryu Karate with Mister Kamigaito, for digitizing and embellishing the original versions of the following 6 books.
Thank you Paul


Wado – Yoshikazu Kamigaito Sensei, Volume 1

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Kihon – Yoshikazu Kamigaito Sensei, Volume 2

Foreword

A few years ago, when I was still living in Liège, I had a rather curious adventure. For a Japanese who was still unaccustomed to the Belgian way of life, it was very revealing of a trait of character specific for Europeans.   

At the time, I was a Karate instructor at university and received a lot of visits from practitioners from other schools. One of them, a brown belt from the Shotokan school, seemed very friendly and very sincere in training. So I was quite  happy to work with him.

One day,  I hear that he says that he can no longer participate in our training, that he complains about that I hide from him all the techniques of Wadô-Ryû and what I do make him and others only repeat the KIHON (i.e. the basic techniques) when he shows up for training and that he finally finds it a pity to spoil the training.

These statements, quite unexpected, stunned me and deeply saddened me; it is true that I did practice KIHON a lot, especially when he was there, but my intention was the opposite of his impressions; I had revised my teaching method almost in his own favor only. I also thought that this was a good opportunity to have everyone repeat KIHON because it was an exercise that we tended to overlook…

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Foreword

A few years ago, when I was still living in Liège, I had a rather curious adventure. For a Japanese who was still unaccustomed to the Belgian way of life, it was very revealing of a trait of character specific for Europeans…   

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The 5 Pin-An Kata’s – Yoshikazu Kamigaito Sensei, Volume 3

I. Preface: About Katas (by Master HIRONORI OTSUKA)

The following pages are first devoted to the explanation of the Katas “PIN-AN”.
The origin of the Katas’ names and even their spelling are quite often confusing. The lack of general data on traditional Karate seems me to have as origin an exaggerated tendency for dissimulation among the ancient Okinawaians.
Moreover, Japanese martial arts were also kept very secret in the past and were the subject of oral transmission, in order to prevent opponents who are aware of the techniques of a school from seeking a parade.
At this period (1) when the island of Okinawa was attributed to the feudal clan of SATSUMA (2), indigenous peoples were prohibited from possessing weapons of any kind and the population was subjected to strict police surveillance.
The lesson of Karate (which is practiced without weapons) was therefore given to a student often alone in the utmost secrecy. This explains why written documents on Karate are lacking and that it is necessary to settle for the inaccuracies of oral tradition to reconstruct its evolution.

Let’s go back to the Katas “PIN-AN”; There are five of them


Pin-An Shodan-1 Yoshikazu Kamigaito

I. Preface: About Katas (by Master HIRONORI OTSUKA)

The following pages are first devoted to the explanation of the Katas “PIN-AN”.
The origin of the Katas’ names and even their spelling are quite often confusing. The lack of general data on traditional Karate seems me to have as origin an exaggerated tendency for dissimulation among the ancient Okinawaians…

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Each Kata PINAN separately and illustrated with pictures of Yoshokazu Kamigaito Sensei and Minekazu Miwa Sensei

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Highers Kata’s – Yoshikazu Kamigaito Sensei, Volume 4

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Fundamentals Yaku Soku Kumite – Yoshikazu Kamigaito Sensei, Volume 5

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Renzoku Kumite or Endless Kumite Yoshikazu Kamigaito Sensei, Volume 5 – Annex

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Shai – Yoshikazu Kamigaito Sensei, Volume 6

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