I am finally happy to announce that after a great deal of work on my side and plenty of kind patience on your side, Vol.2 of my Naihanchi book series is available to pre-order now...
To celebrate it's launch, the first 100 orders will receive a special limited edition (at no extra cost) that will be individually numbered, signed and certified!
Due to a number priorities in my life over the past few years, the publication of this volume has taken much longer than expected, but I hope that readers will find the finished product well worth the wait.
Here's a summary of what's in the book...
In this thought-provoking publication, Chris Denwood presents his approach to traditional karate through the choreography of one of its most important classical forms. Heavily illustrated and rich in content, volume two of this book series focuses on the exploration of Naihanchi (Tekki) Kata for civilian self-protection.
Chapters detail contextual aims and subsequent considerations, the generation of a core game-plan, plus associated application framework. The methodology of the kata is presented as a logical and flowing lesson plan, integrating key conceptual strategies and essential tactics. This instalment also covers a number of supporting methods by which to deeply analyse classical karate kata in order to get the most from your pragmatic study.
With over 300 pages and hundreds of photographs, I've added the chapter listing below to show the range of comprehensive topics covered in Volume Two. It is scheduled to be released in June, where all pre-orders will be fulfilled and shipped to recipients.
Remember - be one of the first 100 to receive a special collector's edition!
Thanks so much for everyone's support - it's always greatly appreciated!
NAIHANCHI SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY
Part One: Contextual Strategy
From Little Acorns Grow
Considerations for Practical Application
Self-Protection Game Plan
People Skills & Mentality
That’s Not Karate…Is It?
Part Two: Principle-Based Analysis
Lesson 1: Situational Awareness
Lesson 2: Combative Range
Lesson 3: Framework & Movement
Lesson 4: Positional Advantage
Lesson 5: Reactive Tactics
Lesson 6: Primary Percussive Strategy
Lesson 7: Negotiating Obstacles
Lesson 8: Counter Grappling
Lesson 9: Felling Options
Breaking the Mould
On the Ground, Multiples & Weapons
Manipulations, Restrictions & Restraint
Depth & Breadth
The Wind that Blows the Seed
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chris Denwood has been studying martial arts since childhood and specialises in the practical application of karate's traditional principles for civilian self-defence, personal development, life integration and discovery.