Suggested Reading And Reference

Best Karate
by Masatoshi Nakayama

The Best Karate Series is the main reference book for Kata steps. The Series includes 11 books. The fifth volume in the series covers the katas any Karateka will learn in the first couple of years.

Vol. 1: Comprehensive
Vol. 2: Fundamentals
Vol. 3: Kumite 1
Vol. 4: Kumite 2
Vol. 5: Heian, Tekki
Vol. 6: Bassai, Kanku
Vol. 7: Jutte, Hangetsu, Empi
Vol. 8: Gankaku, Jion
Vol. 9: Bassai Sho, Kanku Sho, Chinte
Vol.10: Unsu, Sochin, Nijushiho
Vol. 11: Gojushiho Dai, Gojushiho Sho, Meikyo

Karate-Do Kyohan : The Master Text
by Gichin Funakoshi, Tsutomu Ohshima (Translator)

Karate-Do : My Way of Life
by Gichin Funakoshi

Karate Jutsu : The Original Teachings of Gichin Funakoshi

by Gichin Funakoshi, Tsutomu Ohshima, John Teramoto (Translator), Tsutomu Oshimal

Karate : The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting
by Hidetaka Nishiyama, Richard C. Brown (Contributor)

A Book of Five Rings

by Miyamoto Musashi, Victor Harris (Translator)

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu, Samuel B. Griffith (Introduction)

Shotokan's Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate's Fighting Origins
by Bruce D. Clayton

Essential Anatomy: For Healing and Martial Arts
by Marc Tedeschi

by Rory Miller

by Gavin de Becker