American Amateur Karate Federation Great Lakes Region


Any items purchased from this page will benefit the AAKF Great Lakes region, which in turn will support the regional members in their pursuit of continuous improvement.

Featured Authors

These authors and instructors are coming to the AAKF seminar in April. Take the opportunity to have your books autographed!

New: The Zen of Kata Alex W. Tong

Sensei Tong's second book is out! Read it and leave a review!

The Zen of Kata Alex W. Tong
Uncovering the hidden path to combat readiness, self-actualization, and enlightenment Kindle   Paperback   Hardcover
Karate-Do: The Art Beyond Techniques Albert Cheah
[...]offers a unique insight into the history, culture, and philosophy of martial arts, and in particular how karate-do training applies to daily life Kindle   Paperback
The Science and Philosophy of Martial Arts Alex W. Tong
Exploring the connections between the cognitive, physical, and spiritual aspects of martial arts Kindle   Paperback

Gichin Funakoshi

Considered by many to be the "Father of Karate-Do", Master Funakoshi was instrumental in bringing karate to the mainstream of Japan, and developing it into a Japanese martial art (Budo). His followers created the style of Shotokan, named after Funakoshi's dojo in Tokyo.

Karate-Do My Way of Life Gichin Funakoshi
The autobiography of Master Funakoshi Paperback
The Essence of Karate-Do Gichin Funakoshi
In The Essence of Karate-Do, Funakoshi creates, in his own words, a narrative of modern karate Hardcover
Karate-Do Kyohan Gichin Funakoshi
Master text in the way of empty-hand, an exact reproduction of the complete original 1935 Japanese publication, preserving a historically accurate archive replica. English   Japanese