Caveat Emptor: An Expensive Rehash of Free Content,
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)As an instructor, practitioner and researcher into the history and technique of Shorinjiryu Karate, I of course would pretty much be guaranteed to purchase any material relevant to this style.
This book is a thinly veiled rehash of content freely available on Wikipedia. It is expensive, and many of its 100 pages are footnotes (copied and pasted along with the articles from Wikipedia).
There is ZERO original content on Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karate, and in fact most of the content is generic articles of loosely related "stuff" - Wikipedia articles on Karate, Judo, Okinawan Kobudo, Japan, Aikijutsu, etc.
So there is nothing in this book you couldn't get for free, and of course, its instantly out of date as soon as its printed as Wikipedia is constantly updated as knowledge changes.
To be fair, the editors admit as much in the beginning of the book ("Imprint").
Anyway, buyer beware. There is, in my opinion, no value to be gained in purchasing this book.