Genseiryu Karate-do Kyohan 2
Genseiryu Karate-do Kyohan is a two-part serie of the first Genseiryu book(s), of which Part 2 -Kata Collection, already have been published. The word Kyohan literaly means Textbook.
Genseiryu Karate-do Kyohan 1
This part of the Genseiryu Karate-do Kyohan series is on its way being written. It will contains the basics of Genseiryu Karate-do. According to Kunihiko Tosa's preface in Part 2 - Kata Collection the next book (part I) will discuss basic techniques (Kihon Gyogi), basic kata, prearranged sparring (Yakusoku Kumite), self-defence techniques (Goshin Jutsu) and classical martial arts (Kobudo).
Genseiryu Karate-do Kyohan 2 - Kata Collection
Genseiryu Karate-do Kyohan 2 - Kata Collection is the very first book written in which it describe the style of Genseiryu. It is written by Kunihiko Tosa, around the period of 1982-1984 and is published in 1984 by Shureido. Considering its copyright, it will be obvious that no texts, pictures, etcetera, are being placed.
In this book, Kunihiko Tosa wrote a preface dedicated by people who helped him for making this book as well as the people who helped him in his live. Also Seiken Shukumine wrote a preface in the book, as he technical advisor during the making of it. He dedicated his preface to those who practise the style of Genseiryu. Seiken Shukumine wrote that it is very essential to train kata to train and to understand the essence of Karate-do.
Nine advanced kata
The book contains images and texts of nine advanced Genseiryu kata. These are the depictured kata:
- Shukumine no Bassai (dai)
- Shukumine no Bassai (sho)
- Koshokun Dai
- Koshokun Sho