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on 27 July 2013
In this volume each of Funakoshi's 20 precepts is treated in a concise and thoughtful manner which encourages the student to reflect on the philosophical aspect of their training (a side which can be too easily forgotten!). These essays are of the highest quality and display a deep understanding of, and respect for, the Do-ist (Daoist) influence upon bujutsu after the Meiji restoration and for the thought of Master Funakohi himself. Whether as an addition to an existing library or a stand alone training aid it is difficult to recommend this book too highly.
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on 31 May 2014
Good book very informative , a quick read with a lot of very useful information would recommend any Karate student.
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on 24 August 2016
Very readable, good for dipping back into, for those who want to take Funakoshi's principles into their daily lives. I carry it in the car for when I'm waiting to collect the kids from various places.
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on 11 April 2015
Good book that makes you return to it after reading the first time.
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on 3 April 2015
very good to know but take a long time to fully understand
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on 11 May 2015
Interesting book, not just for karateka.
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on 19 January 2017
absolutely brilliant
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on 27 September 2016
The Karate Bible!
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on 2 August 2015
This book represents the cornerstone of principles that define Shotokan Karate. It is well thought out (though not total practical) and acts as a sort of "20 commandments" for the modern age.

Each of the 20 principles makes an interesting discussion topic for those who run martial arts classes or those with an interest theological reasoning.
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on 15 April 2015
God bog
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