Brilliant read, the research by Dr, Clive Layton is not just epic, but also interesting - rare for a semi documentary work. Filled with pictures and a rich history of Shotokan's development in France and the UK. This is a precise reference for names and dates, a veritable 'who's who' in the history of British karate.

Also available - by Dr. Layton = SCOTLAND'S FIRST KARATE CLUB - YOU DON'T HAVE TO DRESS TO KILL - and RECOLLECTIONS OF A SHOTOKAN KARATE MASTER MASAO KAWASOE 8th Dan. Once again these are excellent books, engaging as a general read; full of well researched history and a wealth of photographs, many that arte unique to these books.