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Webmaster's Note : In an attempt to provide quality over quantity, I have only included titles that I have had the opportunity to refer to myself, and can therefore personally recommend. Omission of any titles is not necessarily indicative of lack of quality, but rather a result of me not having a chance to read or view them. I have not included notes on publications at this point but hope to do so in the near future.
I have tried to include Publisher information where possible, but dates are a guide only and mainly based on personal copies.

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Books on Shotokan Karate  
Title     Author       Published      
Karate's Grappling Methods: Understanding Kata and Bunkai
:: Abernathy, Iain Summersdale Publishing (2001)  
Bunkai-Jutsu: The practical Applications od Karate Kata
:: Abernathy, Iain Summersdale Publishing (2002)  
Shotokan Karate - A Precise History
:: Cook, Harry Dragon Associates Inc. (2001)  
Shotokan Advanced Kata (Vols. 1-3)
:: Enoeda, Keinosuke Dragon Associates Inc. (1998)  
Shotokan Karate: Free Fighting Techniques
:: Enoeda, Keinosuke Paul Crompton (1999)  
Karate Jutsu
:: Funakoshi, Gichin Kodansha International (English 2001) - Funakoshi's first book, previously as 'Rentan Goshin Toudi Jutsu' ('Rentan To-te Jitsu - English 1994) Masters Publication  
Karate-do Kyohan
:: Funakoshi, Gichin Kodansha International (1973)  
Karate-do Nyumon
:: Funakoshi, Gichin Kodansha International (1988)  
Karate-do: My Way of Life
:: Funakoshi, Gichin Kodansha International (1975)  
Shotokan Karate - Its History and Evolution
:: Hassell, Randall G. Tamashii Press/Palmerston & Reed Publishing Company  
Karate: Kinematics and Dynamics
:: Ingber, Lester Unique Publications (1981)  
Elements of Advanced Karate
:: Ingber, Lester Ohara Publications (1985)  
The Karate Instructor's Handbook
:: Ingber, Lester Physical Studies Institute, Institute for the Study of Attention  
Shotokan Karate International Kata (Vols. 1&2)
:: Kanazawa, Hirokazu Ikeda Bookstore Company (1981)  
Shotokan Karate International Kumite Kyohan
:: Kanazawa, Hirokazu Ikeda Bookstore Company (1981)  
Karate Fighting Techniques: The Complete Kumite
:: Kanazawa, Hirokazu Kodansha International (2004)  
The Advanced Karate Manual
:: Morris, Vince & Trimble, Aidan Stanley Paul (1989 )  
Dynamic Karate
:: Nakayama, Masatoshi Kodansha International (1977)  
Best Karate (Vols. 1 to 11)
:: Nakayama, Masatoshi Kodansha International  
Karate: The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting
:: Nishiyama, Hidetaka & Brown, Richard Tuttle Publishing (Reprint 1990)  
The Text Book of Modern Karate
:: Okazaki, Teriyuki & Stricevic, Milorad Kodansha International (1984)  
Advanced Karate-do: Concepts, Techniques and Training Methods
:: Schmeisser, Elmar T. Tamashii Press (1994)  
25 Shoto-Kan Kata
:: Sugiyama, Shojiro Shojiro Sugiyama (4th Ed. 2000)  

Video publications on Shotokan Karate  
Japan Karate Association Shotokan Kata Series (Vols. 1-5)
Features M. Nakayama assisted by many top JKA instructors including Imura, Tanaka and Yahara
26 Karate Kata
26 Kata demonstrated at regular and slow speed by H. Kanazawa
Shotokan Karate International - Kihon
An introduction to Shotokan fundamentals by H. Kanazawa
Shotokan Karate International - Kumite
Demonstration of formal kumite (3-step, 1-step, 1-step semi-free) by H. Kanazawa
Shotokan Karate Face to Face
Interview-style documentary featuring Terry O-Neill & Frank Brennan , leading Shotokan exponents of the U.K.
Samurai Karate: Shotokan Karate Kumite
Kumite techniques, practice and strategy presented by M. Tanaka

  Books on Martial Arts Topics other than Shotokan    
Title     Author       Published      
Tao of Jeet Kune Do
:: Lee, Bruce Ohara Publications (1993)  
Clouds in the West: Lessons from the Martial Arts of Japan
:: Lowry, David Lyons Press (2004)  
The Bible of Karate: Bubishi :: McCarthy, Patrick Tuttle Publishing (1995)  
The Essence of Okinanwan Karate-Do
:: Nagamine, Shoshin Tuttle Publishing (1998)  
:: Tohei, Koichi Souvenir Press Ltd. (1966)  
The Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
:: Ueshiba, M (Compiled: Stevens, J) Kodansha International (1999)  
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere
:: Westbrook, A. & Ratti, O. Tuttle Publishing (2001)  

  Video Productions on Other Martial Arts Topics    
Title     Author       Published      
1935 production showcasing the techniques and philosophy of M. Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido
Aikido: Divine Techniques
Documentary presentation of Aikido demonstrations by M. Ueshiba. - mainly collector-interest
The Path Beyond Thought
Documentary about Steven Seagal and Aikido, made by his senior students.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Basics (Vols. 1 to 4)
Good introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the uninitiated.

  Books on Philosophy and Strategy in the Martial Arts    
Title Author Published  
The Zen Way to the Martial Arts :: Deshimaru, Taisen Penguin (1992)  
Zen in the Martial Arts :: Hyams, Joe Bantam Publishing (Reprint 1982)  
The Book of Five Rings (Go-Rin-No-Sho) :: Musashi, Miyamoto (Rec. Trans: Wilson, W.S.) Kodansha International (2004)  
A Way To Victory: The Annotated Book of Five Rings :: Musashi, M (Trans. & Commentary by Ochiai, Hidy) Overlook Press (2001)  
The Unfettered Mind: Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master :: Soho, Takuan Kodansha International (1988)  
Tao Te Ching :: (Lao) Tzu Various Publishers  
The Art of War :: (Sun) Tzu Various Publishers  
Heiho Okugisho: The Secret of High Strategy
:: Yamamoto, Kansuke (Trans: Obata, T.) W.M. Hawley (1994)  

  Martial Arts Periodicals    
Shotokan Karate Magazine :: <website>        
Furyu: The Budo Journal :: <website>            
Journal of Asian Martial Arts :: <website>  

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