Derived from a lifetime of meticulous study, this book represents the ultimate encyclopedia of Shōtōkan Karate. The dedicated effort and the persistent pursuit of perfection of form, content, and attitude in traditional Karate-Dō are reflected in all components of this work. The technical brilliance in the demonstration of every Karate technique by Master Dario Marchini and the striking photographic depictions are matched by the layout of the book, the form and content of its text, calligraphy, translations, paper and print quality, format, appearance, and the quality and feel of the cover and the protective box.
Each book of the 1,000 copies of this limited edition volume is produced by hand and individually autographed and numbered by the author. A stand alone and timeless piece of art that reaches beyond the context of martial arts.
The ultimate encyclopedia of Shōtōkan Karate A lifetime of meticulous study 9,000 photos
Highest quality printing and material Handbound in aniline leather A unique and timeless work of art
The book will be published in three volumes corresponding with the existing levels of mastery ‘Shu-Ha-Ri’.
- In the first volume are presented the 15 classic traditional Shōtōkan Kata.
- In the second volume are shown 11 Kata belonging to a more advanced level.
- In the third volume, a complement and appendix of the previous two, are presented to the reader the 3 Taikyoku, and some alternative forms and application derived from the studies carried on by the author with his Masters and during his personal research.