Practical Karate by Nakayama and Draeger outline self-defense, protection and survival in various real-world situations. The [ten] Essential Points repeated thru-out the first book are a well-organized and presented plan [from large to small scale] with clear writing and photos to present sharp Practical Karate methods. One of Nakayama's and Draeger's main concerns was to really present methods that made good practical sense -- learnable and effective and matching the attack-situation using classical Shotokan Karate methods of self-defense.
Book 1: Fundamentals
Book 2: Against the Unarmed Opponent
Book 3: Multiple Armed Assailants
Book 4: Against Armed Assailants
Book 5: For Women
Book 6: In Special Situations
About the author:
MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshl, the Father of Modern Karate. Long professor and director of physical education at Takushoku University, his alma mater (1937), he was chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association from 1955 until his death in 1987. A ninth degree black belt and a familiar face at tournaments, he was among the first to send instructors overseas and to encourage the development of karate along scientific lines.