Historical Karate Books

PDF Funakoshi Kyohan 1926 Toudi JutsuRediscover the roots of the origin Karate with the books from the first modern masters published here.

This is a real treasure for every karate-ka who is interested in traditional way of the empty hand.


Sensei Gichin Funakoshi

funakoshiportrait(船越 義珍 Funakoshi Gichin, November 10, 1868 – April 26, 1957) is the founder of Shotokan Karate-Do, perhaps the most widely known style of karate, and is attributed as being the “father of modern karate”.

  • Rentan Goshin Toudi Jutsu (1926)
  • Karate-Do Kyohan (1935)

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Sensei Kenwa Mabuni

mabuni-portrait(摩文仁 賢和 Mabuni Kenwa, 14 November 1889 – 23 May 1952) was one of the first karateka to teach karate on mainland Japan and is credited as developing the style known as Shitō-ryū (糸東流).

  • Karate Kenpo (1934)
  • Karate-Do Nyumon (1938)

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