Karate Books

Karate, a traditional Japanese martial art, is renowned for its disciplined approach to self-defense, physical conditioning, and personal development. With roots dating back centuries, Karate embodies a rich history steeped in tradition, philosophy, and the pursuit of mastery.

The origins of Karate can be traced to the island of Okinawa, where indigenous fighting techniques were developed and refined over generations. Influenced by Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane, these early Okinawan martial arts were practiced clandestinely and passed down through oral tradition and practical application.

It was during the Ryukyu Kingdom era (14th to 19th centuries) that these indigenous martial arts began to coalesce into what would later be recognized as Karate. The integration of Chinese martial arts techniques with Okinawan combat systems laid the foundation for Karate's distinctive principles of striking, kicking, blocking, and movement.

With the annexation of Okinawa by Japan in the late 19th century, Karate underwent further development and standardization. Japanese martial artists and educators, including Gichin Funakoshi and Kenwa Mabuni, played pivotal roles in promoting and popularizing Karate on the Japanese mainland and beyond.

Gichin Funakoshi, often referred to as the "father of modern Karate," introduced Karate to Japan in the early 20th century, where it gained recognition and acceptance as a martial art and a means of physical and mental development. Funakoshi's emphasis on the philosophical aspects of Karate, particularly the principles of respect, humility, and self-discipline, helped to shape Karate into not just a fighting system but a way of life.

Today, Karate is practiced and taught worldwide, with a multitude of styles, schools, and organizations dedicated to its study and preservation. Shotokan, Wado-Ryu, Shito-Ryu, and Goju-Ryu are among the most well-known and widely practiced Karate styles, each with its unique emphasis on technique, kata (pre-arranged forms), and training methods.

Karate training encompasses a wide range of skills and practices, including kihon (basic techniques), kata (forms), kumite (sparring), and bunkai (application of techniques). Training emphasizes physical conditioning, mental focus, and character development, instilling values such as perseverance, integrity, and indomitable spirit.

Our store offers a curated selection of Karate books that delve into its history, techniques, and philosophy. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to Karate, these books provide invaluable insights into the rich and diverse world of this ancient martial art. Explore our collection and deepen your understanding and appreciation of Karate's timeless legacy and enduring relevance.

The Origins of Karate Book by Tatsuya Naka

The Origins of Karate Book by Tatsuya Naka

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Intro to Full Contact Karate: 10 Years Since Mas Oyama Passed Book (Preowned)

Intro to Full Contact Karate: 10 Years Since Mas Oyama Passed Book (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $39.95 USD
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Karate: The Art of Empty Hand Fighting: The Groundbreaking Work on Karate Book by Hidetaka Nishiyama

Karate: The Art of Empty Hand Fighting: The Groundbreaking Work on Karate Book by Hidetaka Nishiyama

Prezzo di listino $19.95 USD
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Lifelong Karate Eternal Martial Arts Book By Hatsuo Royama (Hardcover)

Lifelong Karate Eternal Martial Arts Book By Hatsuo Royama (Hardcover)

Prezzo di listino $49.00 USD
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Shotokan Karate Heaven Sequence Book by Gichin Funakoshi

Shotokan Karate Heaven Sequence Book by Gichin Funakoshi

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Traditional Karate-Do: Okinawa Goju Ryu Book 1: The Fundamental Techniques by Morio Higaonna (Preowned)

Traditional Karate-Do: Okinawa Goju Ryu Book 1: The Fundamental Techniques by Morio Higaonna (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $199.00 USD
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Tatsujin Vol 13: Okinawan Karate & Aikido Were Really This Strong Book & DVD (Preowned)

Tatsujin Vol 13: Okinawan Karate & Aikido Were Really This Strong Book & DVD (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $69.00 USD
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Tatsujin Vol 8: How to Learn the Ultimate High Kick to Become Stronger: Direct Guidance from World-Famous High Kick Masters! Book & DVD

Tatsujin Vol 8: How to Learn the Ultimate High Kick to Become Stronger: Direct Guidance from World-Famous High Kick Masters! Book & DVD

Prezzo di listino $69.00 USD
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Goju Ryu Karate-do Teaching Handbook Revised Edition Book by Gogen Yamaguchi (Preowned)

Goju Ryu Karate-do Teaching Handbook Revised Edition Book by Gogen Yamaguchi (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $99.00 USD
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Break Through the Limits with Yawara Book by Shosui Iwaki

Break Through the Limits with Yawara Book by Shosui Iwaki

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The Essence of the Four Major Karate Schools Book

The Essence of the Four Major Karate Schools Book

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The Secret to Making Instant Decisions!

The Secret to Making Instant Decisions! "Cross Method" Complete Book by Takehisa Okabe

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The Complete Martial Artist Vol 2 Book by Hee Il Cho (Preowned)

The Complete Martial Artist Vol 2 Book by Hee Il Cho (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $19.95 USD
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Basic Formal Exercises of Book by Motokatsu Inoue (Preowned)

Basic Formal Exercises of Book by Motokatsu Inoue (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $89.95 USD
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Karate's Universal Codeword: The Mysterious Origins, Meaning & Usage of the Word OSS in the Martial Arts Book by Toshinori Ohmori

Karate's Universal Codeword: The Mysterious Origins, Meaning & Usage of the Word OSS in the Martial Arts Book by Toshinori Ohmori

Prezzo di listino $14.99 USD
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Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Home Training Guide Book by Loren Christensen

Solo Training: The Martial Artist's Home Training Guide Book by Loren Christensen

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Solo Training 2: The Martial Artist's Guide to Building the Core Book by Loren Christensen

Solo Training 2: The Martial Artist's Guide to Building the Core Book by Loren Christensen

Prezzo di listino $18.95 USD
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The Way of Sanchin Kata—The Application of Power Book by Kris Wilder

The Way of Sanchin Kata—The Application of Power Book by Kris Wilder

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Karate for Everyone Book (With QR Codes) by Eiji Takigawa

Karate for Everyone Book (With QR Codes) by Eiji Takigawa

Prezzo di listino $26.95 USD
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Intro to Jujutsu Book by Hisashi Kanno (Preowned)

Intro to Jujutsu Book by Hisashi Kanno (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $99.00 USD
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