The way of the “empty hand” has often been likened to a journey up a mountain.

While there are many paths that lead to the top of the Karate mountain, there is only one moon to be seen for those who achieve its summit. One day I asked myself; “What exactly does that “moon” look like?” What is the “aim” of Karate? Self-fulfillment? Shiny trophies? Staying fit?

The answers were as many as they were diverse…

With this question in mind, The Karate Code was conceived – tracking down some of the world’s most experienced masters left in the forgotten field of classical Karate.

The mission?

To find out what they thought was the true essence of Karate.

The result was a #1 ranked best-selling book.





“You can read The Karate Code quickly, but you’ll be thinking about it a long time. I know I will.”

— Charles C. Goodin, Hawaii Karate Museum (USA)

“For those who haven’t got it, it’s a must-read!”

— Dan Djurdjevic, founder of the Academy of Traditional Fighting Arts, martial arts researcher and writer (Australia)

“Amazing book!

— A. Tanzadeh, 7th dan renshi, Western Shito-ryu legend (Canada)


With notable contributions by legendary masters:

Hirokazu Kanazawa, Tetsuhiro Hokama, Mitsusuke Harada, Takayoshi Nagamine, Kiichi Nakamoto, Minoru Higa, Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, Masahiro Nakamoto, Teruyuki Okazaki, Hiroshi Kinjo, Kensho Tokumura, Yoshio Kuba and others…


PS. Check out my original “press release” blog post