A textbook covering the white to black belt cultural & rank testing journey
4th Edition, 202 Pages
The “pen & sword” approach is termed bunbu ryodo in the Japanese martial arts. This textbook is relevant to any karate practitioner making the journey from white belt to black belt and is likely a solid supplement to any black belt's library. The physical and personal developmental journey of karate is typically taught alongside lessons covering its heritage and the theory behind the art. The primary authors have lived and trained in Japan, and from the key author's first days as a colored belt, the karate journey has always involved theory tests alongside the physical for rank advancement. He has known no other way, nor have his students.
This 200 page textbook has use whether you are a student on the belt progression journey, a black belt hoping to receive a formal "Sensei" title, or an instructor looking for a student belt test theory exam textbook (which is how it is used by the Traditional Japanese Karate Network).
- clearly outlines dojo culture & its history (includes over 100 historical & data related images).
- testing as it relates to kata history, style shuhari & an evidenced based approach for differing ranks as they progress on their karate journey.
- while this textbook is a resource for the open book theory tests for those rank testing in the Traditional Japanese Karate Network, it provides a resource expected to be memorized for those aiming to be awarded a "Sensei" title within the Network.
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4th Edition, Pages: 202
Publisher: Lulu & the TJKN
Interior Ink: B&W
Dimensions (inches) 8.5x11
Dr Jason Armstrong, 7th Dan, Shihan
John Sells, 8th dan, Hanshi
Dr Greg Story, 6th dan, Shihan
Dr Sarven McLinton, 3rd dan
Greg &Jaki Scovell, 4th & 3rd dan
Dr Michael Doucet, 2nd Dan
Kim Opoku-Nti, 2nd dan
Caitlin Edwards, 1st dan
Nick Lukich, 4th dan