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Free Fighting Techniques

K. Enoeda & C. Mack

There’s a reason why Enoeda Sensei was nicknamed the ‘Tiger’, and here in this short but very sweet book is why!

There are certain Karate books that get overlooked, and I feel this book is one of them. This book deals with many kumite techniques, and is fantastically demonstrated by Enoeda Sensei. The techniques are both realistically employed and reveal how dynamic Enoeda Sensei was as fighter. The book covers the many types of blocks, punches, kicks, and strikes, whilst also dealing with less covered issues in many Kumite books such as throws, sweeps and feigning.

Famed for his devastating sweeping techniques, as also discussed in M. Nakayama’s ‘Best Karate Kumite’ volume 4, here we get a special insight not just into kumite, but Sensei Enoeda’s special style of kumite, for which he became highly recognised.

Although brief in description, what is not said is illustrated in the photographs, and you can be sure there are few technical faults with Enoeda Sensei’s Karate.

This is one book that in my opinion should not be overlooked, so give it a try, and open your eyes to the Enoeda style of fighting.

Mark Thompson

Date: 9/9/2004