Great Classic Kenpo/Martial Arts Books You Love?

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  1. scfgabe

    scfgabe Yellow Belt

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    I would like to read and learn more about Kenpo and the Martial Arts in general. Are there any books that you have enjoyed reading that you would recommend?

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    One of my favorites: Zen and the Martial Arts by Hyams. Little book but valuable, and has a couple of views of senior kenpo instructors.

    Lamont
     
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    Infinite Insights into Kenpo vols. 1-5 by Ed Parker.

    Very good reading!!

    Mike
     
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    Hi, I think for a beginner a good one is, Karate's History and Traditions, by Bruce A. Haines, revised edition... Book of 5 rings. You can google, it will come up and you can read it on the net.

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    I know I'm kinda strange, and I promise I am not a japanophile, but one of my favorites is the Hagakura. Don't know why, maybe it was because of Ghost Dog.
     
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    Mine would be Shorinji Kempo, philosophy and techniques by Doshin So. It has a great section on the history of Kempo in China.123
     

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