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on 17 May 2008
This is quite a hard book to get a hold of but I'm so glad that I persisted in my search; I hope you have better luck. It's quite a hefty tome & packed full of useful information & pictures including the Japanese kanji. I haven't seen anything like this one & it's quite unique & would end up being a well used copy in anyone's library

However.....if you're unable to find a copy of this book, have a look at the Shotokan Pocket Book. This book appears to contain as much information and I think could equally match the one above, it's packed full of information that the serious instructor would need for his lessons.

Book Synopsis;-
A complete compendium of all terms we use in karate and here specialized in Shotokan. Written in a unique form with their Japanese Characters (Kanji), Pronunciation and English translations.

The Dictionary contains the numerical system, different Levels and Directions, Elements of the Kata Training, Basic and Advanced Kata, Instructions during training, Movements, Stances, Postures, Dojo Rules, Parts of the Human Body and all Techniques in an illustrated form.

Furthermore, it enters the Philosophical background of Shotokan Karate, Karate-Do, the Twenty Precepts of Funakoshi. The final chapters are Karate Philosophies and some annotations of famous Zen Masters.

The 2001 edition has 240 pages. See pictures above for the table of contents.
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on 12 July 2007
This is quite a hard book to get a hold of but I'm so glad that I persisted in my search; I hope you have better luck. It's quite a hefty tome & packed full of useful information & pictures including the Japanese kanji. I haven't seen anything like this one & it's quite unique & would end up being a well used copy in anyone's library

However.....if you're unable to find a copy of this book, have a look at the "Shotokan Pocket Book" by Ken Lyons ISBN: 1412093422. This book appears to contain as much information and I think could equally match the one above, it's packed full of information that the serious instructor would need for his lessons.

Book Synopsis;-
A complete compendium of all terms we use in karate and here specialized in Shotokan. Written in a unique form with their Japanese Characters (Kanji), Pronunciation and English translations.

The Dictionary contains the numerical system, different Levels and Directions, Elements of the Kata Training, Basic and Advanced Kata, Instructions during training, Movements, Stances, Postures, Dojo Rules, Parts of the Human Body and all Techniques in an illustrated form.

Furthermore, it enters the Philosophical background of Shotokan Karate, Karate-Do, the Twenty Precepts of Funakoshi. The final chapters are Karate Philosophies and some annotations of famous Zen Masters.

The 2001 edition has 240 pages. See pictures above for the table of contents.
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