"the diligent and sincere practise of the fundamental kata will initiate the fusion of one's spirit and body, and movement along the correct path of karate will begin."
Chojun Miyagi 1888-1953
Founder of Goju Ryu Karate
Chojun Miyagi Sensei stated, "Hojo undo are practised with the aim of perfecting the kata." In the same lecture, given in Osaka on January 28th, 1936, he went on to say, "...kata is an exercise for the whole body, while the individual movements are performed with the objective of self-defense." This second volume of the series brings together these two concepts by demonstrating in great detail the supplementary exercises, or Hojo Undo, and the basic kata Gekki Sai Dai Ichi & Gekki Sai Dai Ni, and Saifa. Following Miyagi Sensei's teaching method, the individual movements are explained, as is their role in the complete version of the kata. Author Morio Higaonna is the student of An'ichi Miyagi, who studied exclusively with the Founder of Goju Ryu karate, Chojun Miyagi. Higaonna Sensei is assisted in this presentation by Instructor Tetsuji Nakamura.
Hojo Undo using the chi-ishi, nigiri game and ishi-sashi to develop overall body power; the historical development of Gekki Sai Dai Ichi and Gekki Sai Dai Ni and their performance; the kata Saifa.