About the Author
SHIGERU EGAMI was president and chief instructor of the Shoto-kan of the Japan Karate-do Shoto-kai. Born in 1912 in Fukuoka Prefecture, he began practicing karate while a student at Waseda University, whose karate club he helped to establish. In 1937, he was appointed by Gichin Funakoshi to the Shoto-kan's committee for evaluation; after the Second World War he studied under Master Funakoshi and assisted him in teaching. Formerly manager of Waseda University's karate club and lecturer in physical education at the University he also taught karate at Gakushuin, Toho, and Chuo Universities and was active in establishing a number of karate organizations both in Japan and overseas. Among his books in English is Karate-do: For the Specialist.