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Suggested Reading

Karate-Do Kyohan : The Master Text
by Gichin Funakoshi, Tsutomu Ohshima (Translator)

Karate-Do : My Way of Life
by Gichin Funakoshi

Karate Jutsu : The Original Teachings of Gichin Funakoshi
by Gichin Funakoshi, Tsutomu Ohshima, John Teramoto (Translator), Tsutomu Oshima

Shotokan Karate: Its History & Evolution
by Randall G. Hassell

Best Karate Series
by Masatoshi Nakayama

Karate : The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting
by Hidetaka Nishiyama, Richard C. Brown (Contributor)

A Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi, Victor Harris (Translator)

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu, Samuel B. Griffith (Introduction)

Suggested Viewing

Gichin Funakoshi – 1924 Vintage footage
Essential Shotokan Volume 1: Body Dynamics and Stances
Essential Shotokan Volume 2: Punching and Blocking
Essential Shotokan Volume 3: Kicking and Striking

Stan Schmidt Instructs Shotokan Karate Volume 1 : Beginner Level
Stan Schmidt Instructs Shotokan Karate Volume 2 : Intermediate Level
Stan Schmidt Instructs Shotokan Karate Volume 3 : Advanced for Students & Instructors
The Soul of Karate featuring Stan Schmidt
The Winning Blow narrated by Stan Schmidt
JKA Shotokan Karate Kata The Kawasoe Way Part 1 (Tsunami)
JKA Shotokan Karate The Kawasoe Way Part 2 Heian Nidan, Yondan & Godan (Tsunami)
JKA Shotokan Karate the Kawasoe Way Part 3 Tekki Shodan – Bassai Dai (Tsunami)
JKA Shotokan Karate Kata The Kawasoe Way Vol 4 Jion, Kanku Dai, Empi & Hangetsu (Tsunami)

Links

ASKF Discussion Group
Tamashii Press: Traditional Japanese Karate Books and Videos