External Resources

External resources list

Below is a list of external resources that I have used and would recommend to those seeking to learn more. If you have any resources you would like to recommend to me you can contact me through the email address at the bottom of the page.

Terminology resources

Syllabus of Shito-Ryu Karate Do

http://www.seitoshitoryu.com/data/syllabus/Syllabus_English.pdf

Terminology used by the Shito-Ryu International Karate Do Kai.

Esoteric Martial Arts Terminology

https://esotericmartialterms.blogspot.com/

In-depth exploration of martial-arts terms

Hallam dojo terminology document

http://www.hallamdojo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Terminology.pdf

Document of karate terminologies

Japanese with Lily karate playlist

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn6zceptSpIqPSAfvNMb3qej-uhnxXgEJ 

YouTube channel playlist discussing karate terminology from a native Japanese speaker's viewpoint.

History resources

Unante, by John Sells

http://www.wmhawley.com/new.php

Karate history book by historian John Sells.

Japan Karate Do Hakua-kai Matsubushi Dojo

https://karatedo.hakuakai-matsubushidojo.com/history.html

Website discussing the histories of karate and its various traditions.

Ryukyu Bugei

https://ryukyu-bugei.com/

A blog on the martial arts of the Ryūkyūs.

Kata resources

Alan Godshaw

https://alangodshaw.com/photos/%E7%9B%AE%E9%8C%B2%E3%81%AE%E5%BD%A2/

Collection of kata names and histories

Kata: The folk dances of Shotokan

https://bu-do.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/The_Kata_Book_2008-03-26op.pdf

Document discussing Shōtōkan kata.

Kobudō resources

Ryukyu Kobujutsu Association Great Britain

https://www.rkagb.com/

Website for the RKAGB, includes pages on many weapons used in Ryūkyū kobudō.

Language resources

JapanDict

https://www.japandict.com/

Japanese-English dictionary - useful for defining Japanese words if you know the kanji, kana, or rōmaji.

Wiktionary

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page

Multilingual dictionary - useful for exploring the etymology of a kanji character.

JLect

https://www.jlect.com/

Japanese-English dialect dictionary -  useful for finding alternate pronunciations or alternate terms in different dialects, including Okinawan.

OkinawanOnline: Resources page

https://okinawanonline.tumblr.com/resources

Resources list for Okinawan language including dictionaries.

Hougen-Ajima

https://hougen.ajima.jp/

Okinawan-Japanese dictionary - useful for finding Okinawan terms if you can navigate a Japanese website.