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"This book represents a milestone in the martial arts; it contains all necessary ingredients to become a classic."—Chief Instructor, Shi Kon Karate Kai Contributing editor, Traditional Karate magazine

Kata, the present movements forming the backbone of all Karate styles, have been a source of endless confusion for the vast majority of karate students. Nathan Johnson, third degree black belt in Karate and fourth degree black belt in Kung fu, gives the reader an ultimate interpretation of how Kata is applied to those Karate forms.

In Zen Shaolin Karate, Johnson explains and illustrates in precise detail every subtle movement of two of karate's most common Kata, and provides historical testimony for his explanations by integrating his findings with Zen philosophy. The author's unique interpretations of the Nai Fuan Chin and Saam Chin Kata will destroy the barriers separating Karate, Kung Fu, and Aikido, and will revolutionize how Kata are applied in all Karate styles.

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