The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate


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By Gichin Funakoshi. Translated by John Teramoto.

Translated for the first time in English and accompanied by original calligraphy, this long-awaited treatise is a provocative read. Master Funakoshi’s approach stresses spiritual considerations and mental agility over brute strength and technique.

Hardcover. 128 pp.

Key Features

  • By Gichin Funakoshi.
  • Translated by John Teramoto.
  • Hardcover. 128 pp.

Martial Arts, MMA & Karate Books

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 10 × 2 in