Books on the History of Martial Arts?

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  1. Drose427

    Drose427 3rd Black Belt

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    To be a little more specific, I'm mostly interested in Tang Soo Do, Karate, Taekwondo. My style is Moo Duk Kwan and my lineage be traced to Shorin-ryu and farther back...I want to learn more about my lineage, where it came from, the history and reasoning, and these styles as a whole! I would also love any recommendations on the history of any other styles or the Martial Arts as a whole, but my main goal for now is to get a deeper understanding of where my style comes from!
     
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    Martial Art of the World: An Encyclopedia by Thomas A. Green.

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    Try to find books translates from Korean. They're generally on point in terms of understanding and historical accuracy, although a bit biased.
     
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    What books aren't biased, really?
     
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    Patrick McCarthy's Bubishi: The Bible of Karate is considered THE authority on karate's history. There's other versions of the Bubishi, which I assume are just as good or probably updated versions/editions.123
     

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