Gichin Funakoshi

Funakoshi’s “Master Text”

Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text is exactly as the subtitle says. It is the central, definitive writing of Master Gichin Funakoshi – dubbed the father” of modern karate and founder of Shotokan Karate-Do. This book provides history, philosophy, practical training advice, descriptions of basic stances and techniques, and thorough descriptions and illustrations of the 19 core Shotokan kata. Read on to learn more about this important book.