For it's 100th Special Edition, Shotokan Karate Magazine's redoubtable mastermind and editor John Cheetham has given "TEN POINTS IN KATA UNSU: By Sensei Mikio Yahara" top billing. For those of you who don't know the magazine, SKM is required reading and continues to be a flagship source of news, reviews, insight and intelligence about Shotokan Karate.
The key point about this special edition for us is that this is the first time we know of that YS has explained his take on Unsu to a wider and non-Japanese audience. In other words, this is a major first in the western Karate press. (Bryan Dukas Sensei has been personally taught Unsu by YS, though).
In fact, this is Unsu from the eye of the hurricane. Did I mention a storm? Well, inside YS not only talks about technical aspects of Unsu, but also his philosophy behind it.
For copies of SKM's 100th Special Anniversary Edition, please check out the website HERE. Thanks so much, John!
You can also see several versions of the YS Unsu in the video bar up top of this blog.