Library

In the library you can find various examples of texts covering physical, intellectual and spiritual training made available for the benefit of the Shorinjiryu student. The library will continue to grow. Only entries that are considered seminal and inspirational that have been considered important for the lessons of the Hombu will be included.

Technical Manuals

Scientific Karatedo: This book contains a complete treatment of the technical and philosophical aspects of Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo, which is characterized by an extremely high level of systematic and scientific development. Karate, a manifestation of a distinctly oriental intellectual approach, has a long history as a method with two purposes. First, it trains the individual to defend himself and to protect the interest of justice. Second, it disciplines the mind with the ultimate aim of spiritual enlightenment. More…

 

 

Essential ShorinjiryuEssential Shorinjiryu Karatedo: If you are studying any of the schools of Karatedo that have originated from Shinan Masayoshi Hisataka (Kaiso) then you should have this book in your library. The book is written by Shihan Masayuki Hisataka, 9th Dan, the son of Shinan Masayoshi Hisataka the founder of Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo. Shihan Des Paroz, 6th Dan, of The International Budo Institute was a co-author of the book along with Shihan Hisataka. Though the introduction of the early historical roots of Karatedo is seen by many as unsubstantiated, the technical material is second to none. More…

 

 

Le Karate Koshiki: Le Karate Koshiki is a french language training manual for Koshiki Karatedo. Koshiki Karatedo is the combat system originally developed by So Shihan Masayuki Hisataka. The system utilizes a protective gear system known as Anzen Bogu. Koshiki Karatedo contains fighting drills and exercise to help the karatedo player improve their actual combat effectiveness. More…

 

 

 


Spiritual  & Ethical Guidance

 

A century ago, when Japan was transforming itself from an isolated feudal society into a modern nation, a Japanese educator queried about the ethos of his people composed this seminal work, which with his numerous other writings in English made him the best, known Japanese writer in the West during his lifetime. More…