The author is an active Brigadier General of the Austrian Armed Forces, an aircraft pilot, as well as a teacher of physics at a technical college for mechanical engineering and legally authorised trainer of Karate.
He summarises in a very clear and pedagogically logical way the history of this fascinating type of sport, its techniques, the methodes of training and some useful examples for practical usage.
There are, in particular, fotographs included and descriptions of all relevant single techniques as well as examples for training with partners and for self-defence.
Aside from a number of common Japanese expressions the following Kata are described in detail:
Taikyoku Jodan/Chudan/Gedan, Gekisai Dai Ichi, Gekisai Dai Ni, Sanchin, Tensho, Saifa, Seienchin, Sanseiru, Shisochin, Seisan und Seipai.