KARATE KATA: FACTS, LIES, AND MYTHS
BY Joseph J. Truncale
There have been so many books written on kata that some practitioners may wonder if there is a need for yet another book on karate kata. You will find this book approaches the subject in a completely different manner. I have been involved in karate training for more than fifty years. I have practiced and still practice most of the Shotokan karate kata literally thousands of times each in my fifty years of karate training. I have also practiced and observed numerous bunkai for each kata, attempting to make them work under real self-defense situations. However, I have come to some conclusions that will not be welcomed by those who practice karate like it was a religion rather than an art of self-defense and personal development. I approach this subject from a logical and scientific point of view rather than someone who views karate in a mystical and dogmatic way.