Shu Ha Ri: My Life in Japanese Karate

The IKD is pleased to announce that after 14 long years, Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai’s Book is finally available in Canada and the USA via Canada Expedited Parcel Post.

Read about Shihan Woon-A-Tai’s humble beginnings in karate in his native Guyana through his 50+ years of training in Shotokan Karate.

The Book is of high quality with full-colour photos, including those he took in his travels to your region over the years. The cover is beautifully embossed, including the spine. In the back inside cover is a surprise image of his mentors.

The price is C$44.95 plus GST. Shipping is extra.
The USA price is $39.95 plus shipping.

There is a four-step process, because a certain Michelle has not completed the Online purchase information.

1. Please send your full name and complete address to and the number of books you require.

2. IKD Honbu will let you know the tax if applicable to your region, as well as the shipping costs. We will let you know the password to use for number 3 below.

3. Kindly remit the amount via e-transfer to

4. Upon receipt, IKD Honbu will mail your order, which will take between 3 to 7 business days.

You may also purchase your book from IKD Honbu HQ, Gerrard Street with no shipping costs.

For Guyana, the Book will be available between 6 to 8 weeks. Shihan Woon-A-Tai shipped 200 in a barrel yesterday. Guyanese dojo members and friends may purchase from Master Amir Khouri (ASKG), Sensei Laurence Lowe (GKF), Sensei William Grant (BKA) and Golda (GKC). The price is G$10,000.00 or US$50.00, which includes shipping and processing.

Canada Post is not shipping to the Caribbean because of COVID-19. However, Laparkan will ship a box of 25 books to your country between 6 to 8 weeks. Please place your order through If mail service from Guyana to your country is available, we may be able to ship from there.

Canada Post is also not shipping to International destinations because of COVID-19. We are researching shipping costs by UPS, Purolator, etc.