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October 1st, 2015 by | Posted in Karate Books | Comments Off

Dear Karateka, Have you come across a great book on Karate or related martial arts? Please let us know and we will read it and share the review on our Karate Books web site. Oss, Karate Books Team

Coming Up – Review of Stan Schmidt Sensei’s ‘The Faceless Enemy’

June 15th, 2014 by | Posted in Karate Books | Comments Off

Mind Power – Secret Strategies for the Martial Arts

November 16th, 2011 by | Posted in Karate Books, Martial Arts Books | Comments Off

by Kazumi Tabata What fascinated me about this book is that it describes how things happen in slow motion to the experienced Martial Artist in an attack situation. This is exactly what happened to me when I was attacked once at around 10pm on George St. About 10 young men came along the street looking […]

Karate Dictionary

September 19th, 2010 by | Posted in Karate Books | 5 Comments »

Karate Dictionary This Dictionary focusses on Karate terms and their translation from Japanese into English. It includes Kanjii so that you can recognise the meaning within Japanese Literature. It covers techniques, kata, kihon (basics), stances and more from Beginner (e.g. ‘Heian Shodan’) to Advanced (e.g. ‘Ashikubi Kake Uke’). It’s compact size makes it an ideal […]

Karate Kata Applications

September 5th, 2010 by | Posted in Karate Books, Karate Kata Books | 68 Comments »

If you are looking for your first book that introduces you into the applications (Bunkai) and meaning behind the techniques in your (Shotokan) Karate Katas then this is it. But the emphasis lies on ‘introduction’. It is well described and clearly documented with pictures. The introductory nature come with the basic application scenarios and techniques […]

“BUBISHI” The Bibel of Karate

March 27th, 2010 by | Posted in Karate Books | 116 Comments »

Bubishi Translation By Patrick McCarthy Treasured for centuries by karate’s top masters, the Bubishi is a classic Chinese work on philosophy, strategie, medicine, and technique as they relate to the martial arts. Referred to as ” the bible of karate ” by the famous master Chojun Myagi, for hundreds of years the Bubishi was a […]

Shotokan’s Secret – Shotokan Karate before Gichin Funakoshi

December 3rd, 2009 by | Posted in Karate Books | 1,101 Comments »

Shotokan’s Secret By Bruce D. Clayton This is a book that can help closing a number of history gaps that probably many of us have been wondering about. Most Shotokan karate practitioners are aware , that Gichin Funakoshi is the so called father of modern Karate. On the other hand, there is not very much […]

The Nakayama Best Karate Series

September 20th, 2009 by | Posted in Karate Books | 1,501 Comments »

Here are the missing books (Thanks to Hans for completing the list!) of Nakayama Senseis’ Best Karate series: Best Karate Vol. 1. “ Introduction “ By Masatoshi Nakayama This book gives a good overview of Shotokan Karate. It contains an interesting mix from what Karate is all about, to some basic stands and techniques and […]

Starting Off Your Karate Books Selection

September 20th, 2009 by | Posted in Karate Books | 68 Comments »

Dynamic Karate (Bushido–The Way of the Warrior) If there is something amongst the selection of all these fine books that we could call the ‘book of books in the world of Karate’ then this is it! This book covers absolutely everything you need to know and keep on remembering, no matter whether you just started […]

Karate & Stretching

September 20th, 2009 by | Posted in Karate Books | 175 Comments »

Hi there, My colleague (who does all sorts of different martial arts and competes at world championships) and I had a quick chat today about stretching. We both agreed that unfortunately quite a few Karate and other Marital Arts instructors don’t really have enough knowledge about the human body in order to conduct and teach […]

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