For hundreds of years, self-defense techniques have been handed down from teacher to student through the practice of kata. Through the "Heian Kata 1-5" DVD you can learn these traditional katas of Shotokan karate. Each kata is presented with careful attention to detail, demonstrated slowly move by move along with close-ups from various angles of the most difficult sequences. The menus and chapters make it easy to jump straight to the section you wish to practice.
This DVD presents these essential katas in a way that is easy even for beginners to understand. You can actually learn the Heian katas by watching and practicing along with this DVD.
"Heian Kata 1-5" includes all five katas: Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan, and Heian Godan.
Each kata is shown slowly with a general description of the main points. The kata is then demonstrated with the help of animated computer graphics so you can learn the "embusen" (performance line). Next the kata is demonstrated close up with verbal explanations to allow the student to follow along. The most difficult aspects of each kata are then demonstrated from a variety of angles. The kata applications are also included.
The DVD uses menus and chapters to easily jump directly to the Kata you wish to practice. The "Heian Kata 1-5" DVD also includes the option to display subtitles on the screen in either English or Spanish.
"Heian Kata 1-5" is essential for beginner and intermediate student. This DVD will prepare the student to learn the more advanced katas of Shotokan Karate.
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