List Of Available Wado literature:

These two books by Sensei Ohgami are a must for any Wado practitioner. 

Introduction to Karate Provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of our style. The Dachi (Stances),Keriwaza (Kicking Techniques). Ukewaza (Blocking Techniques). It also covers Ohyo and Kihon Kumite.

Introduction to Karate - Shingo Ohgami

This takes you in detail through each of the nine 'Official' Kata of Wado Ryu:

Karate Katas of Wadoryu - Shingo Ohgami

Essentials of Wado Ryu Karate - Chris Thompson

Kata and Kumite for Karate - Chris Thompson

Dynamic Kicking Method - Masa Shiomitsu

Karate Do - Tatsuo Suzuki

The Bible for any Wado practitioner. A detailed  explanation of Wado Ryu Karate by the Founder Hironori Ohtsuka.

Wado Ryu Karate - Hironori Ohtsuka

Although these are more Shotokan these are well worth a read to see what Master Otsuka's roots were while training under Master Funakoshi:

Karate Do - Gichin Funakoshi

Fascinating to see the similarities with 'Traditional' Shotokan and and Wado Ryu (for example, the Long stances associated with Shotokan are absent)

Karate Jutsu: The Original Teachings of Gichin Funakoshi

The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi

One of Japan's most renowned samurai, Saigo Takamori (1828--1877) helped pull down the Tokugawa Shogunate and restore the Meiji emperor. He then watched in horror as Meiji, in his drive to modernize the country, stripped the samurai of all that made them samurai-the representatives of Japanese tradition, honor, and glory, if also feudal privilege. The Last Samurai takes a revealing look at Saigo,  a great and noble warrior who followed the dictates of honor and loyalty, even though it meant civil war in a country he'd devoted himself to. In this dramatic story of politics and rebellion,  Saigo leads an army of samurai partisans toward Tokyo to fight the imperial conscript army. The author examines in gripping detail the clash between Saigo's samurai ideals and impending Japanese modernity-and the reasons why Saigo has been revered for his courage and integrity until the present day. The basis of the new Tom Cruise film of the same name.

The Last Samurai- The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori

An abridged edition of the most influential samurai treatise completed in 1716. Comprised of short anecdotes and reflections, the theme running through the work is simple: only a Samurai prepared for death at any moment can devote himself utterly to his Lord. 

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

This volume seeks to familiarize healing practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern medical traditions. Overviews of philosophical and conceptual underpinning are followed by detailed charts and diagrams of the body's internal systems, as seen by both traditions. Applications are introduced as well, including 20 essential self-massage and revival techniques, and a detailed analysis of the principles of pressure-point fighting as practised in traditional Asian martial arts. There is a comprehensive list of Oriental pressure points and meridians in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, cross-referenced to nerves, blood vessels and other anatomical landmarks

Essential Anatomy for Martial and Healing Arts


Available Wado Videos

  Wado's Ohtsuka

  Wado Ryu Karate Vol 1 - The Way of Peace and Harmony  

Japanese Masters Of Karate - Features interviews and footage of Ohtsuka Sensei, Shiomitsu Sensei and Interesting comparisons with leading Martial artists from Shotokan, Goju Ryu etc.

  Advanced Wado Ryu - Purple to Brown belt

  Pinan Kata of Wado Ryu

  Beginning Wado Ryu - Yellow to Blue belt

  Mastering Wado Ryu - Brown to Black belt and beyond


  Wado Ryu Karate's Hirinori Otsuka  (REGION 1) (NTSC)