🇩🇪 Book | Shōtōkan-Kata up to black belt | Volume 1

Volume 1 is ideal for ...
all karateka as reference book and training companion to learn, deepen and internalize the Shōtōkan kata up to black belt.


Who has not experienced the following situation? You learn a kata, practice it a few times and then not again for a long time. So it happens again and again that in the middle of the kata uncertainties arise and the practitioner does not know how to continue. "If I had the opportunity to look somewhere, I would soon master the sequence again." This book is intended to be nothing more than exactly that desired reference book for all kata up to black belt. Thanks to the illustrations, further graphics and precise explanations, all relevant details of each kata are presented in a simple and understandable way.


  • Karate-dōand kata
  • Kata information in comparison
  • Taikyoku shodan
  • Heian shodan
  • Heian nidan
  • Heian sandan
  • Heian yondan
  • Heian godan
  • Tekki shodan
  • Bassai dai
  • Empi
  • Jion
  • Hangetsu
  • Kankū dai

Additional information

  • Presentation of all techniques with three intermediate movements
  • Clear and detailed illustrations with all details
  • Additional compilation of all kata "at a glance
  • Supplementary text explanations for difficult passages
  • Explanation of Japanese terms with the help of illustrations
  • Handy format and robust design, suitable for the sports bag
  • More information: Updates and expansions from the 11th edition onward.

Book presentation

Product details

Author: Fiore Tartaglia
Publisher: Spectra Design & Verlag
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Cover: Refined Paperback
Length: 112 pages
ISBN: 978-3-945583-11-1
Item Number : SKB11
Publication Date: 12th ed. December 2019
Original edition: 2000
Additions: Approximately 1,800 drawings in total. Cover with fold-in flaps and partial varnish. Thread stitching. Clear presentation due to two-color design.
Language: German