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Congratulations to the 20 instructors and students  who graduated from our Spring Course with certificates of completion.  The next event will take place at the same venue from October 3rd - 14th 2015.
To view actual footage of this year's CFA magazine seminars at the Okinawa Budokan with instructors Higaonna, Shimabukuro, Shinzato, and Uechi please click the image above.

Shotokan Karate A Precise History (Second edition.) has been awarded the 2010 Award for Literary Excellence by the Okinawa Prefectural Karate Do Federation (Rengokai).

• The Higaonna Dojo (Naha, Okinawa) has launched its own website.

A revised and updated edition of The History of Karate - Goju Ryu by Morio Higanna 10th Dan, Hanshi will be published by Classical Fighting Arts magazine during 2012 as a limited edition hardback.

New Products!

xWe now offer a low cost, high quality, precision STYLE and NAME embroidery service for Polo Shirts and Sweatshirts purchased from us. Each job is individually hand crafted, the embroidery is oversewn so it will not come undone, and "layered" for a thick and luxurious appearance.

Because of limited space on shirts, the size of the embroidered designs are 25 to 50% smaller than on karate uniforms. Therefore the price of embroidery on polo shirts is 50% less than karate uniforms.


Cotton tenugui (手拭い), literally “hand wipes,” were introduced during the Edo Period (1603-1868), and became one of the “Seven Essential” items for Japanese travelers, and martial artists.

Ours are limited edition exclusive designs made in Japan by dyeing (not printing) 100% cotton gauze (momen) by hand. To suit international karate exponents, they are 7” longer (14” x 39”) than the standard Japansese size.

The first in the series bears the characters, Hyaku Ren Jitoku, literally “hundred practice self benefit,” a favorite saying of the late swordmaster, Taizaburo Nakamura, or if you prefer, “practice makes perfect”. Supplied in a plastic bag printed with a “noshi” greetings.

$11.95 each.


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The Pictorial History of Karate
A Chronicle of the Art

by Classical Fighting Arts Magazine...
…is a lavishly illustrated record of the development of karate from its birth in China to the present.

A painstakingly researched, historically accurate account, written by the foremost karate historians of this generation, & covering all major styles of karate.

This is a genuine limited edition that will not be on sale through bookstores, martial arts dealers or the Internet.

Avoid disappointment!
Reserve your copy now for delivery direct from the publisher in advance of this exceptional volume going on sale in 2014. We need only your name and telephone number, you do not need to pay anything now, and you are under no obligation. Once we have a firm delivery date for this book we will call you to complete the transaction.

The Pictorial History of Karate - A Chronicle of the Art Hardback Collector’s Edition . . .. . $100 + shipping.
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SHOTOKAN KARATsdE A PRECISE HISTORY Second expanded edition-by Harry Cook
The second edition of Shotokan Karate-A Precise History by Harry Cook is now available.
Supplies of this beautiful book are limited, and it is only available from the U.S. distributor, Dragon Associates Inc.

504 pages (180 pages more than the first edition) & 100+ new photos and illustrations.
Large format A4 size (12" x 8.5")
Hardbound collector's edition with gold blocked covers.
Printed on the finest 100 gsm coated art paper “Pavarotti Silk.”Overall weight 4.25 lbs.
Introduction by Morio Higaonna, 10th Dan Hanshi.
Printed end papers with matching top and tail bands.
Full colour, laminated dust jacket.
Extensive appendices and a full index.

$125 + Shipping.

This volume is distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Dragon Associates Inc. It is NOT available from bookstores, book dealers, or internet suppliers.

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Shotokan Karate - A Precise History

Read the reviews of the first edition and remember the second edition is larger, better illustrated, and much, much more comprehensive!
Journal of Asian Martial Arts
- Dragon Times

Encylopaedia 5Encyclopaedia of Goju Ryu
The Ten Volume Series

by Morio Higaonna, 10th Dan Hanshi

The author of this multi-part series of programs is the student of An’ichi Miyagi, a protegé of the Founder of Goju Ryu, Chojun Miyagi. The DVD series is a highly detailed explanation of the the applications of the kata (bunkai) as well as other technical issues relating throwing, locking and grappling methods, and their effectiveness.This professionally produced series is full of material that is not available elsewhere, and that is normally taught in the dojo only the those of high rank.
All 10 parts of the Encyclopedia of Goju by Morio Higaonna are now available. Please click here for full details.

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Latest Edition of
CFA Magazine

Vol 3 #1 Issue 51
now on the magazine racks in all major book stores


An Interview with
Hiroshi Akamine Sensei
Kiyoshi, 8th Dan.

An Interview with Shuichi Aragaki Sensei

Yoshitaka Funakoshi: Father of Modern Shotokan?

Japan Karate Association
( 日本空手協会 )

Memories of the Oyama Dojo Part II

Conversations with
Franz Bork:
Karate Needs Perseverance

The Tenchi Dojo

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