- WHAT IT ALL
- More than
- I recently
returned from the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association's
World Championship tournament in Las Vegas, and while I
was there I had the good fortune to came across an
excellent book that was being sold at one of the many
booths that had been set up.
- The book
was entitled "The Shotokan-Karate Dictionary"
and it was written by a German karate-ka by the name of
Schlatt, who was himself a student of Fujinaga Yasuyuki
Sensei, 5th Dan, Chief Instructor of the Japan Karate
Association of Austria.
- Now having
been a student of karate for the past twenty-nine years I
am very familiar with a wide range of Japanese
terminology, especially as it pertains to karate. This
book however, has greatly broadened my horizons and I
recommend it highly to Shotokan karate-ka of all ranks.
- The book is
well laid out, easy to read, but best of all it contains
the proper wording in Japanese, English, and kanji for
all of the described basic techniques, combinations, and
kata, as well as featuring an accompanying photograph
depicting exactly what is being described.
- From cover
to cover this book delivers on it's promise of being a
dictionary of Shotokan Karate terminology.
- Nicely bound and printed on
good quality glossy paper this book will no doubt stand
the test of time in more ways than one.
- A true "must have"
for any serious karate-ka.
- Quality is
easily promised, but often as not,
- Part the
clouds - see the way.
objective of karate-do is to contribute to the evolution
- of the
human spirit through physical and mental training."