NL Shotokan Newsletters (Shotokan newsletters courtesy of Jeff Hutchings, Shodan):

NL Shotokan Newsletter One

NL Shotokan Newsletter Two

NL Shotokan Newsletter Three

NL Shotokan Newsletter Four

NL Shotokan Newsletter Five


Kata: The Folk Dances of Shotokan (PDF) (Excellent book courtesy of Bob Redmond)

Karate Terminology (PDF) (Comprehensive list of Japanese Karate treminology) and HERE and HERE

A Book of Five Rings (PDF) (The Bible of "The Way of the Martial Arts", by the great samurai Myomoto Mushashi in 1645) The link is to the PDF stored on the Trinity Shotokan website.

The Art of War (PDF) (The most famous book of strategy by Sun Tzu in 490BC) The link is to the PDF stored on the Trinity Shotokan website.

How to Correctly Fold Your Gi (Courtesy of British Shotokan Traditional Karate Association)

How to Correctly Tie Your Obi(Karate Belt) (Courtesy of House of the Samurai)

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Here are some recommended books for Karate students:

Shotokan Myths - by Kousaku Yokota (Amazon)

Shotokan Mysteries - by Kousaku Yokota (Kobo) (Amazon)

Karate The Art of "Empty Hand Fighting" - Hidetaka Nishiyama (Kobo) (Amazon)

The Spirit of Karate-Do: Teachings of Masami Tsuruoka - by Andrew W. Bowerbank(Amazon)

Spirit of the Sensei: A Study of Japanese Martial Arts (more teachings of Masami Tsuruoka)- by Andrew W. Bowerbank(Amazon)

Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text - Gichin Funakoshi (Shotokan Founder) (Amazon)

Best Karate, Vol.1: Comprehensive (Best Karate Series) - by Masatoshi Nakayama (successer of Funakoshi) (Amason) There are 11 volumes in this series and is a great library collection.

Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins - by Bruce D. Clayton, Ph.D (Kobo) (Amazon)

A Book Of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho) by Miyamoto Musashi (Legendary Samurai Warrior) (Kobo) (Amazon) (Open Source - free PDF)