I wanted to let everyone know that we do have a book series available for our curriculum, at $20 per book. They are written by Kyoshi Chet Dixon (http://www.cmacbeaches.com/), who is Hanshi Platt's most senior student in the organization. Several of you have already purchased volume 1, but as many of you or your children are progressing through the ranks, I wanted to let you know that the entire kyu (colour) belt system is available.
These books cover everything from a step by step break down of how to perform the kata, to the basics, bunkai (application of the kata) and even philosophical concepts of martial arts. I was actually just re-reading volume 1, and I can tell you that I am still able to gain new insight from the "beginner's guide to CMAC".
Are these books necessary to progress? No, of course not. However, I cannot give these a strong enough recommendation. They are fantastic tools for parents who are looking to help their children practice, as well as an being an amazing resource to those who can absorb the material for themselves.
Food for thought.
Together in forward motion,
Kohai Dan Oke
Director - Keirin Dojo