We have the following books available to purchase (in PDF format):
- Shotokan Karate – The Definitive Guide – Now available!
- Karate for Children
- In Funakoshi’s Footsteps
To purchase, please click on the links below to purchase.
The most comprehensive book ever written on Shotokan Karate. An absolute wealth of information for the beginner and advanced student alike. Also available in hard copy from amazon.co.uk £16.99 or via your Sensei if you are a TASK Student.
This book is easy to understand and can be enjoyed by anyone reading it. It contains clear images to help with techniques and addresses audiences of all ages. Ideal for smaller people who are learning karate and starting their journey, but also for parents to read along.
Hanshi Van Weenen’s autobiography of his life and karate.
During the 18 months of Covid 19 lockdowns, he wrote two more books, bringing the total number to eleven.
First was a tribute to his father entitled ‘Walter Hagen’s Caddie’, a sheer delight for golfers, detailing his Dad’s years on the fairways caddying for the stars of yesteryear.
Funakoshi Sensei, the Father of Modern-day Karate, deplored injustice too. His philosophy centred on compassion and benevolence. Manners, etiquette, discipline and respect for one’s fellow man were a central plank of his thinking.
Both books are available on Amazon.