A Writer’s Bookshelf (6): The English Translation of the Master Text, “Karate-Dō Kyōhan”

Tsutomu Ohshima’s monumental English translation of the Master Text by Gichin Funakochi was published in 1973. I started practicing under Ohshima-sensei (Shotokan Karate of America) as a kid in Los Angeles in September 1970. I have cherished this signed copy for 45 years.