DESCRIPTION: Amid at the advanced beginner, this second
volume in the goju-ryu series delivers a step-by-step preparation
and execution of the taikyoku kata group. Over 1100 illustrations
aid in the instruction of these preliminary steps to the intermediate level.
Yamaguchi is chief instructor of Goju-Kai Karate-Do, U.S.A. and
foremost authority in the United States. His father, the famed
Gogen gCath Yamaguchi, is founder of the international Goju-Kai
AUTHORBIO: Founder of Goju-Kai Karate-Do, U.S.A..
Norimi Gosei Yamaguchi is the eldest son of Gogen Yamaguchi. Under
his fatherfs tutelage he studied Japanese goju-ryu, and he earned
judo black belt from Kodokan. Yamaguchi came to the U.S. in 1964 to
replace his younger brother, Gosen, as director of the Goju-Kai
Karate Club at San Francisco State College. In 1967 he became one
of the first martial arts instructor to serve on the faculty at an American College.
In 1972, Yamaguchi was chosen to the Black Belt
Hall of Fame; in 1975 he became a member of Whofs
Who in the Martial Arts. He is the author of two books: Fundamentals
of Goju-Ryu Karate and Goju-Ryu
Yamaguchi promoted a number of tournament in the
San Francisco area among them 1968 and 1970 National Goju-Kai
Karate-Do Championships and 1972 AAU National Invitational Karate
Championships. (Excerpted from
Martial Arts: Traditions,
History, People ,at page 396)