Embracing the Digital Future!


Welcome to the exciting new era of
Shotokan Karate Magazine!

For 40 years, we've been dedicated to providing you with the highest quality Shotokan karate content in print format. However, due to recent changes in export costs, we've made the strategic decision to transition to a digital platform for our overseas subscribers (UK subscribers still have the printed magazine or an option of the digital version).

This change allows us to continue delivering the same in-depth articles and insightful interviews you've come to expect, while also offering several exciting benefits:

Global Accessibility

No matter where you are in the world, you'll have instant access to the latest issue of Shotokan Karate Magazine with just a few clicks. Eliminating shipping costs, taxes and delays.

Enhanced Search Functionality

Utilise Adobe's built-in search capabilities to quickly find specific techniques, articles, or interviews within the magazine. Multiple Viewing Options: Choose between single-page or double-page spreads for a reading experience that best suits you, plus effortless zooming and navigation.

Reduced Environmental Impact

Going digital minimises our environmental footprint by eliminating paper waste and associated shipping emissions.

Experience the Digital Advantage

To give you a taste of what's to come, we've included a preview (back issue 125) below that showcases a full digital issue of Shotokan Karate Magazine. Experience the new interactive format, including the search function and viewing options.

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We're confident that this transition will allow us to reach a wider audience and continue serving the Shotokan karate community for years to come.

Stay Connected

We're committed to providing the best possible digital experience for Shotokan Karate enthusiasts. Be sure to bookmark this page and follow us on social media (insert social media links) for updates, exclusive content, and exciting announcements! Don't hesitate to reach out to us (link to contact page) if you have any questions.

Become a Digital Subscriber

Stay connected to the world of Shotokan with a digital subscription! Subscribe today to receive the current and future editions. All back issues are also available to purchase in this enhanced digital format.

We appreciate your continued support as we embark on this new digital chapter.

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The magazine has been published since November 1984. Because it is a very specialised and Traditional magazine we only publish each quarter (March - June - September - December) . We do pride ourselves on featuring the most senior and famous Shotokan Senseis in the world in the magazine and it is totally non-political, we feature everyone from all the various organisations.