Karate-Do: My Way of Life by Gichin Funakoshi

Karate-Do: My Way of Life Gichin Funakoshi is the founder of the world's best-known karate style, Shotokan, named after his pen-name 'Shoto'. These memoirs were penned when he was 90 years old, but his writing is as full of vim and vigour as he was at that age!

Born in Okinawa when they still wore kimonos and top-knots, he writes of his early training under Masters Itosu and Azato, offering a valuable insight into the history of karate and a fascinating look at life in Okinawa around the turn of the 19th century. Later he went to Tokyo and worked tirelessly to promote karate in Japan and around the world.

Karate-Do: My Way of Life is an easy, entertaining and inspiring read from the little karate master who brought karate to the masses.