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The Most Important Karate Book Ever

As the head of the Hawaii Karate Museum, I am blessed with access to some of the rarest Karate and martial arts books in the world (almost all of which we have donated to the University of Hawaii). After years of research, I have decided to name the most important Karate book ever written. Do you know what it is?

It is the attendance book at your dojo.

No book can compare in importance to a book that lists the weeks, years, and decades of your practice. Whether it is an actual book, or just one that you keep in your mind (and your Sensei's mind) doesn't matter. The best Karate book -- your Karate book -- is written in sweat.

Print books are nice too, but they only become relevant if Karate has become alive in you through dedicated training.


Charles C. Goodin