"Five Years One Kata" by William Burgar. A Review
Five Years One Kata: Putting Kata Back at the Heart of Karate
Martial Arts Publishing Limited
ISBN: 978-0954446604; March 2003; $29.95
4 Stars out of 5
“Five Years One Kata” is an encouraging volume. It was helpful in explaining the significance using poomsae, delving deeply into it, and working at its application in normal self-protection situations. Though the book is over fourteen years old, nevertheless it is still applicable. Even if a karateka doesn’t desire to craft their own kata, it will give them inspiration for making the forms they know more personal and practical. I recommend the book.