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The Forgotten Samurai - Coming Soon

The story of a great pioneer of European karate, Tetsuji Murakami. His life,background and the fascinating story of his early days in Europe from 1957 where he introduced Yoseikan style of Shotokan karate and his travels throughout Europe including his trips to England as the first Japanese karate instructor to visit UK. Then the period of reflection when Murakami had contact with Egami sensei and Murakami’s transition to a Shotokai instructor and the problems it caused in Europe among his followers. A must for any serious scholar of early karate in Europe.

Publication date will be announced here.

Shotokan Dawn Over Ireland: A Selected, Early History of Shotokan Karate in Eire: 1960-1964Shotokan Dawn Over Ireland: A Selected, Early History of Shotokan Karate in Eire: 1960-1964
Clive Layton
Paperback - Aiki Pathways (Aug 2006) - 88 Pages
ISBN 0955323509 - ISBN-13 9780955323508

This superb companion to ”Shotokan Dawn” is a “must” read for anyone interested in the early days of Karate in Ireland and the UK.

In particular it tells the story of the early days of Alan Ruddock our director of Aikido. Priced very reasonably ay £7.95 including postage.

Available by e-mailing sensei@cyberbudo.com

Shotokan Dawn: A Selected, Early History of Shotokan Karate in Great Britain Shotokan Dawn: A Selected, Early History of Shotokan Karate in Great Britain (1956-1966): Volume. 1
Clive Layton
Paperback - MONA BOOKS UK (Apr 2007) - 314 Pages
ISBN 0955512204 - ISBN-13 9780955512209

Shotokan Dawn: A Selected, Early History of Shotokan Karate in Great Britain (1956-1966): Volume. 2
Clive Layton
Paperback - MONA BOOKS UK (Apr 2007) - 208 Pages
ISBN 0955512212 - ISBN-13 9780955512216

The definitive 2 volume work by Dr. Clive Layton on the origins of karate in UK. A truly wonderful read that you will not want to put down. Essential reading to understand early karate training. Special Cyberbudo price - £29.00 for the 2 volumes plus postage.

Available by e-mailing sensei@cyberbudo.com