Book Extracts

The following 5 brief chapters are taken from Hanshi van Weenen’s bestselling book ‘The Definitive Guide to Shotokan Karate’.

They were written for the latest edition in November 2017 and pay tribute to 4 of the greatest masters of all time, followed by the Eddie Witcher story. The first recalls the life of Hanshi’s own teacher Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan, who sadly passed way on 8th December 2019. He was 88 years old.