The Advanced Shotokan Karate Bible is an authoritative text following on from The Shotokan Karate Bible with a syllabus beyond black belt that dispels common misconceptions about advanced techniques. Many people - and indeed karate schools - are of the opinion that once a student reaches black belt level, there is no more that they can be taught. This is far from the case, and Ashley Martin - a black belt with 15 years' experience and his own successful school - sets out an advanced syllabus with a combination of full-colour illustrations and concise text for the advanced student who wishes to build on their training but is unable to do so at karate classes. Complementing The Shotokan Karate Bible, and presented in the same clear layout and attractive style, The Advanced Shotokan Bible is the resource for the serious black belt Shotokan student.
Ashley Martin started training in karate in 1992, and has since been an instructor and grading examiner. In 2003 he co-founded Just Karate Ltd., an organisation that offers quality karate instruction (www.justkarate.co.uk) to private clients, at public classes, and at schools as part of the Physical Education teaching.