TSW Appeal
Our Mission
The Team
Our Sponsors
Book Reviews
DVD Reviews
Course Reports
Website Reviews
Tournament Reviews
Trips to Japan
Instructor Profiles
Beginner's Guide
Beginner's Diaries
Learning Resources
Teaching Resources
Instructor's Diaries
Scientific Study
History of Shotokan
Shotokan Kata
The Dojo Kun
The Niju Kun
Competition Rules
Karate Terminology
How to Submit Material
Coming Soon
Contact Us
Mailing List
Online Shop
Paul Herbert 5th Dan
e-mail me

Deciding to embark on a new hobby can be extremely daunting, perhaps even more so with something as physically demanding as a Martial Art. These following pages have been designed with the beginner in mind, and will hopefully answer any questions you may have about beginning Shotokan Karate. If there is anything else you think we should include, then please e-mail us at mail@theshotokanway.com