By Gichin Funakoshi. Originally our first limited edition book we have now decided because of popular demand to publish this book in paperback. Funakoshi the father of modern karate wrote this book in the 1920s and the work was considered lost until recently when it was found and translated by Shingo Ishida an award winning translator. The book has hundreds of rare photos of Funakoshi performing techniques in his original form. 320 pages of knowledge and information by the founder of karate do.