🇬🇧 Book | Shōtōkan-Kata up to black belt

This book is ideal for ...
all karateka as a reference book who want to improve and internalize the sequences of 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 no longer knows 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.


  • Illustrated representations of all techniques from three different perspectives
  • Clear and detailed graphical representations
  • Overview of all kata at a glance
  • Supplementary explanations of difficult sections of the kata
  • Explanations of Japanese terms through graphics

The following kata are included:

  • Taikyoku shodan
  • Heian shodan
  • Heian nidan
  • Heian sandan
  • Heian yondan
  • Heian godan
  • Tekki shodan
  • Bassai dai
  • Jion
  • Kankû dai
  • Empi
  • Hangetsu

Product details

Author: Fiore Tartaglia
Publisher: Spectra Design & Verlag
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Binding: Paperback
Size: 108 pages
ISBN: 978-3-937745-13-8
Original edition: 1st German edition | 2001
English edition: 2003
Article number: SKUBB
Additional information: Total 1,700 drawings