The Shotokan Dawn Supplement by Dr Clive Layton

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  • Unbelievable, when the two-volume, Shotokan Dawn: A Seleced Early History of Shotokan Kaeate in Great Britain (1956-1966) was actually in the process of being printed,


Binding Paperback
Publisher Mona Books UK
Country of Origin UK
Number of Pages 171
Pubilcation Date 2007
Condition New

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  • Shotokan Karate Book
  • by Clive Layton
  • Following development of Karate in UK
  • Early History
  • Great read

The Shotokan Dawn Supplement Description

Unbelievable, when the two-volume, Shotokan Dawn: A Selected Early History of Shotokan Kaeate in Great Britain (1956-1966) was actually in the process of being printed, Vernon Bell, the founder of the British Karate movement, discovered a box containing lost files and two British Federation registers, after more than seven years searching. Much of the data within these files and registers, not only filled in the gaps that were apparent in Shotokan Dawn, but added highly significant new information.

In order to make Shotokan Dawn as complete as possible therefore, it was felt that teh supplement was in order. Using the original work as a reference point, information in this book may be inserted by volume, page and line. The Shotokan Dawn Supplement, may, then, be considered a true companion work to Shotokan Dawn.

The Shotokan Dawn Supplement also contain additional forms of information, including further reminiscences by a few, original contributors, who found that on reading the books, memoirs, previously long forgotten, has be rekindled. Also, a good number of contemporaneous photographs, known to have existed, but also considered lost, have been included. With all the early BKF material now unearthed, thirteen appendices, most displaying tables and graphs, are also provided.

With The Shotokan Dawn Supplement, and, the recently published Shotokan Dawn over Ireland, the founding and establishing of Shotokan karate in the British Isles has, given the surviving evidence, has been recorded for posterity.


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