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2 DVD Set Karate Empty Hand Fighting 1950s DVD Nishiyama Nakayama

2 DVD Set Karate Empty Hand Fighting 1950s DVD Nishiyama Nakayama

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2 DVD Set.

Starring Hidetaka Nishiyama;Masatoshi Nakayama; plus the other JKA greats. Shot in 1955; the first 30 minutes is a two part documentary film called KARATE The ART OF EMPTY HAND FIGHTING; with outstanding narration and sound effects. This rare footage has been seen before but not in its entirety with all the sound effects narration and film footage put together. Then; there is a personal interview; done in 2001; with Hidetaka Nishiyama in his office in Los Angeles. He tells of the evolution of the JKA; describing the Instructor's training program that trained some of the very best Japanese karate senseis that ever went on to propagate the JKA world wide; plus his own personal training in the early years. He also talks in length about Funakoshi Sensei and his role in the development of Shotokan. He was there and he knows the true story like no one before or after him. You will learn so much and so many unanswered questions will finally be answered for you. It is amazing and totally enlightening. This is the defining work of Hidetaka Nishiyama and the evolution of the JKA. As a bonus; you will see more rare footage of Sensei Nishiyama teaching in Los Angeles and one of the earliest demonstrations ever in front of a camera; of traditional JKA Shotokan Karate by Takayuki Mikami shot in 1955

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