Dictionary of Shotokan Karate

A complete compendium of essential terms for the practice of karate-dô, with special focus on the Shôtôkan style. Japanese characters (kanji), in exquisitely rendered calligraphy, uniquely compliment the terminology used throughout this book. A pronunciation guide for the Japanese terms is also included, as well as the English translation for each term.
This comprehensive reference book covers the numerical system, different target levels and directions of movement, the basic elements of karate training, basic and advanced katas, as well as the Japanese terms for typical instructions and commands you will hear throughout your karate training. Many photographs are included to further illustrate karate stances, postures, and techniques.
Finally, no reference book would be complete without exploring the philosophical background of karate through an explanation of selected terms, the origin of the name karate-dô, and listing the Twenty Precepts of Funakoshi and the rules that govern the dôjô. Final chapters touch on karate philosophies and include some annotations of famous Zen masters.

Format: 180 mm x 257 mm, 296 pages

Price: € 29,50

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Tanaka Masahiko

Perfecting Kumite

translation by Schlatt

Perfecting Kumite Tanaka reveals the secrets that made him twice All Japan Champion and twice World Champion, including: in-depth technical analysis of advanced moves, hints and tips for tournament preparation how to seize the initiative in fights maximizing your mental and physical potential motivational training techniques, finding and developing the techniques that suit your individual style accounts of individual fights that lead to Tanakaís success in the All Japan Championships and the World Championships. The book is superbly illustrated with over 700 photographs and diagrams to ensure that each point is explained as clearly as possible.

„Masahiko Tanaka is one of the great karateka of the Japan Karate Association. Upon his retirement from competition as a representative of Japan he remained undefeated against the strongest opponents in the world.“ the late Masatoshi Nakayama, Chief Instructor of the JKA

The book is of High Quality, being both glued and sewn to provide utmost satisfaction.


Format: 180 mm x 257 mm, 248 pages

Price: € 36,00

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Fiore Tartaglia

Shôtôkan Kata Up to Black Belt

The unusual and fortunate combination of skills as a graphic designer and decade-long karate practitioner has allowed the author to write a unique book on kata: The exceptional graphical presentation of karate techniques within provides clear and precise illustration, perfect for answering your questions about traditional karate forms.

size: 17 x 24 cm
pages: 108

Price: € 12,90

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