The Tiger of Shotokan Karate

The passing of a legend.

I never knew the man.

But, I knew his name. And I knew his reputation as a Master of Shotokan Karate.

This wonderful book entitled, "Keinosuke Enoeda - The Tiger of Shotokan Karate". This is a well written historical overview that traces the development of Shotokan Karate in England for over more than forty years. It is also a very heart felt tribute to one of the greatest karate-ka the art of Shotokan Karate has ever known.

It covers his early years at university in Japan to relaxing with friends on the links of the famed St. Andrew's Golf Club in Scotland. This book offers the reader a series of insightful glimpses into what it was like training and relaxing with a man who dedicated his life to a single goal, teaching Shotokan Karate.

Written by a fellow martial artist, Rod Butler, who was himself graded to 4th Dan by Sensei Enoeda this book is a must read. So, add it to your collection, read it more than once, and in doing so help celebrate the life of an irreplaceable icon, a valued, and respected teacher, a good friend, a loyal husband, and beloved father.

While senior students might better appreciate some of the subtler comments regarding what it was like training under Enoeda sensei, both in the dojo, and on courses, this book should nevertheless still appeal to any Shotokan karate-ka. The book can be ordered on line at and would make an excellent gift at any time of the year.

Remember: “Anytime that you are training at the dojo, others around the world are training too. You are never alone”.