The Way of Kata by Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder


way of kataFor years, karateka have needed a manual to bridge the gap between their training and real violence. This book is a pioneering step in fulfilling that need
Sgt Rory Miller, CQC instructor

An absolute must for any serious practitioner
Philip Starr, Inside Kung Fu

Essential reading
Iain Abernethy

Realistic, easy-to-read and easy-to-apply
Loren Christensen

Everything produced by Kane and Wilder is always realistic, intelligent and valuable to all martial artsits, and this book is no exception.

The Way of Kata investigates the theory of deciphering kata applications (kaisen no genri), which was  once a great mystery revealed only to trusted disciples by the ancient masters.

Even today, while the basic movements of kata are widely known, advanced practical applications and sophisticated techniques often remain hidden from the casual observer because the principles and rules for understanding kata are largely unknown.

This groundbreaking book unveils these methods, not only teaching how to analyse kata to understand what it is teaching, but also helping to your fighting techniques more effectively – both in self defense and tournament applications.