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Shukokai World Karate Union

I started gathering material on karate for a school project and ended with this site. I felt there was a gap to help those that was in my position to get information without having to spend months researching from book to book to information highway.

If there is anything on this site that you think might belong to you and you are not happy about it, please let me know, I have tried to note down all the places and books where I got information from, but I could have missed you.

Karate is such a wonderful art/sport, that I would like to share it with everybody that are interested, and if there is something that you would like to see here and you cannot find it or you have anything to add, contact me.

Shukokai Wolrd Karate Union HomeShitoryu Karate Introduction
History of karate
Teachers of karate
Shitoryu Shukokai South Africa Family tree
Karate Association Shukokai South Africa members
Kumite explaned with WKF tournament rules
Kata and WKF tournament rules explained
What do you have to know for gradings?WKF tournament referee and rulesJapanese terminology used in Karate
Karate and children
Some fun and free stuff
Karate and nutrition
News of Karate Association Shukokai South Africa
Links to other karate sites
Thank you to all these karate people
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Alexander George w. Okinawa Island of Karate. West Palm Beach, Florida: Yamazato Publications, 1991
Bishop Mark. Okinawan Karate, Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques. London, Great Britain: A & C Black (Publishers) Ltd., 1989.
Corcoran John. The Martial Arts Companion-Culture, History, and Enlightenment. New York: Michael Friedman Publishing Group, 1992.
Corcoran John/Farkis Emil, Martial Arts-Traditions, History, People. New York: Gallery Books, An Imprint of W.H. Smith Publishers, Inc., 1983.
Christien van Zyl. House of Health. South Africa.
Dave Millar, Mizukan Karate Academy, Margate, South AQfrica, WKF "A" class Referee.
Denise Millar, Mizukan Karate Academy, Margate, South Africa, WKF "A" classTournament Official
DeMarco Michael A. Journal of Asian Martial Arts. Erie, Pennsylvania: Via Media Publishing Co., 1994.
Draeger Donn F. The Martial Arts and Ways of Japan. New York/Japan: John Weatherhill, Inc., Vol. I, 1983; Vol. II, 1982; Vol. III, 1983.
Elias Jacobs, S.W.K.U., Ryushin-Kan South Africa, Liaison Officer
Fighting Arts International. Article by Graham Noble,
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Masutatsu Oyama. Vital Karate. Japan Publications Trading Co. 1967
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Moledzki Sam. Personal Data and Photograph Archives: Toronto, Canada.
Nakaya Takao. Karate-do History and Philosophy. Carrollton, Texas: J.S.S. Publishing Co., 1986.   
O'Neill Terry. Fighting Arts International. Merseyside, England.
Prescription for nutritional healing. Balch & Balch. Avery Publishing.
Reid Howard/Croucher Michael. The Way of the Warrior. Agincourt, Canada: Methuen Publications, Eddison/Sadd Editions Limited, 1983.
Sakagami Ryusho. Karate-do Taikan-Pinan. Tokyo, Japan: Kyusei Inc., 1974.     
Sells John. Everything you always wanted to know about Karate....Karate/Kung Fu Illustrated Article
Sells John. Shito-ryu Karate, Okinawa's Not-so Hidden Secret: Karate Magazine Article
Steve Webster. The University of Edinburgh
Paul Mitchell
Pruim Andy. A Karate Compendium, Karate Histories from Te to Z: Karate Magazine Article.
Takeshi Masuyama, Hanshi; President - Shukokai World Karate Union, Soke Ryushin-Kan
Tommy Morris. The complete course Karate. Bowerdean Press Ltd and Guinness. 1987
The History and Development of the 'Empty Hand' Art....: Merseyside, England. Kai Kuniyuki. Okinawan Goju-ryu Book: Japan, 1989
The Martial Arts - Swordmanship, Kendo, Aikido, Judo, Karate. Michel Random. Peerage Books. 1985.
Wong Curtis F. Kick Illustrated-The Magazine for Today's Total Martial Artist: CFW. Publications, 1982.
W.S.K.F.-World Shito-ryu Karate-do Federation Inaugural Magazine/Programme Issue: Tokyo, Japan. 1993.