The Shotokan-Karate Dictionary.

More than mere words.

Many years ago while attending the FSKA World Championship tournament in Las Vegas, I had the good fortune to came across an excellent book. It is entitled, The Shotokan-Karate Dictionary, and it was written by a German karate-ka, Sensei Schlatt. At the time a JKA 4th Dan who was a student of Fujinaga Yasuyuki Sensei, 5th Dan, Chief Instructor of the Japan Karate Association of Austria.

Now being a student of karate for more than four decades I am familiar with a wide range of Japanese terminology, especially as it pertains to karate. This book however, has greatly broadened my horizons. The book is well laid out, and easy to read. Best of all it contains the wording in Japanese, English, and the kanji, along with accompanying photographs.

Nicely bound, and printed on good quality glossy paper, it should stand the test of time. Since my purchase, this book has been updated several times, and volume four is now available in colour. No matter what edition you end up with this book should make an excellent addition to your book shelf. 

Remember: “Quality is easily promised, but it is often seldom delivered.”