Frank Brennan was one of the World’s most successful competitors, both in Kata and Kumite. In this series he will demonstrate in detail, many of the training methods which brought him this success. The DVDs are presented in an easy to follow format consisting of Kihon, Kata and Kumite. All movements are performed both slow and fast in order to aid observation. The Frank Brennan Guide series should prove invaluable to all students in their progress through Shotokan Karate. This series of DVDs are full of excellent detailed explanations, both verbal and visual and are an outstanding aid to your Karate development.
These guides were produced in 1988 but still remain a valuable training tool.
These 4 DVDs make an ideal companion for those making the journey from beginner to Black Belt.
Beginners Guide To Shotokan Karate
Kihon: Fundamental techniques. Kata: Kihon Kata, Heian Shodan and Heian Nidan. Kumite: Gohon Kumite - five step sparring.
Intermediate Guide To Shotokan Karate
Kihon: Fundamental techniques. Kata: Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan, Heian Godan and Tekki Shodan. Kumite: Ippon Kumite - one step sparring.
Brown Belt Guide To Shotokan Karate
Kihon: advanced techniques. Kata: Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Jion and Hangetsu. Kumite: Jiyu-Ippon - semi freestyle sparring.
Black Belt Guide To Shotokan Karate
Kihon: advanced techniques. Kata: Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Tekki Nidan, Jitte and Ni Ju Shiho. Kumite: Kaishi Ippon - reaction sparring.