Ryôzanpaku Tiger's recommended reading list

In English:

History of karate. Autobiographies:

  • Harry Cook "Shotokan Karate. A Precise History"
  • Hirokazu Kanazawa "Karate My Life"
  • Dictionaries:

  • Schlatt "The Shotokan Karate Dictionary" (in German: Schlatt "Enzyklopädie des Shôtôkan")
  • Funakoshi Sensei's books:

  • Gichin Funakoshi "Tote Jitsu"
  • Gichin Funakoshi "Karate-Do Kyohan"
  • Gichin Funakoshi "Karate-Do Nyumon"
  • Gichin Funakoshi "Karate-Do. My Way of Life"
  • Philosophy:

  • Teruyuki Okazaki "Perfection of Character: Guiding Principles for the Martial arts & Everyday Life"
  • Gichin Funakoshi "The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate" (comments by Genwa Nakasone)
  • Technique of karate:

  • Masatoshi Nakayama "Dynamic Karate"
  • Masatoshi Nakayama "Best Karate" series
  • Hidetaka Nishiuyama, Richard C. Brown "Karate. The Art of «Empty-Hand» Fighting"
  • Teruyuki Okazaki "Notes on Training"
  • Masahiko Tanaka "Perfecting Kumite" (in German: "Kumite in Perfektion")
  • Magazines:

  • Shotokan Karate Magazine
  • Internet resources:

  • The Shotokan Way: Online Shotokan Karate Magazine and Research Centre
  • Stretching:

  • Thomas Kurz "Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training"
  • In German:

    Dictionaries:

  • Schlatt "Enzyklopädie des Shôtôkan" (in English: Schlatt "The Shotokan Karate Dictionary")
  • Technique of karate:

  • Masahiko Tanaka "Kumite in Perfektion" (in English: Masahiko Tanaka "Perfecting Kumite")
  • Fiore Tartaglia "Shôtôkan-Kata bis zum Schwarzgurt"
  • Fiore Tartaglia "Shôtôkan-Kata ab dem Schwarzgurt"
  • Fiore Tartaglia "Bunkai der Shôtôkan-Kata bis zum Schwarzgurt"
  • Fiore Tartaglia "Bunkai der Shôtôkan-Kata ab Schwarzgurt"
  • Roland Habersetzer "Koshiki Kata. Die klassischen Kata des Karatedô" (in French: Roland Habersetzer "Koshiki no kata - les formes anciennes")
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