The Shotokan's Secret book

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  1. TaiChiTJ

    TaiChiTJ Brown Belt

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    I was curious whether anyone has found Bruce D Clayton's "Shotokan's Secrets" book to be a good read.
     
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    I found it interesting and if nothing else "sparks" some thought and ideas to play around with for application.

    BUT, I do not believe his premise that those katas were all designed as bodyguard techniques. There is too much information that karate was/is designed as a civilian self-defense art and NOT for other purposes (law enforcement, battefield, ring sport, etc.)

    He also uses Shotokan katas as the template instead of going back further to the Shorin-Ryu katas that they would have come from.
     
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  3. TaiChiTJ

    TaiChiTJ Brown Belt

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    Yes, thank you, I have not read it yet but your ideas seem on target.123
     

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