My current collection

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  1. Paul_D

    Paul_D Master Black Belt

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    Ok, so the three on the right are DVD's, but I think I do have the book with the longest title in the world next to them ;-)
     
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    Got a ways to go I see. :D
     
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    Paul_D Master Black Belt

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    Yes, plenty of free space on the bookshelf. Fortunately Iain Abernethy is bringing some of his Podcasts out as a book, so there's one. And the next time attend one of Sensei Burke's Seminars, it would be rude not to buy another of his.

    Other recommendations are gratefully accepted though ;-)
     
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    My son has an autographed copy of his book on Sai.
     
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    Sweet, never been interested in weapons though as you can't carry them around with you.
     
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    I'm running out of space. I have 4 shelves like this.
     
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    Jenna Senior Master

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    Hey, what is that Fifty Shades of Grey doing in there! :p j/k
     
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    Oh well ...um..it's just..it's a study of Japanese constraint techniques.
     
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    That's your wife's book, right?
     
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    I would recommend the McCarthy Bubishi book
     
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    Here's what I was able to find on my shelves with a quick search for martial arts related books. Probably have some more but my bookshelves are such a mess that it's hard to find things. I've probably had 2-3 times this number over the course of my life but I have to trim things down occasionally. I have a lot more videos than books, but most of them are in binders or on hard drives or on apps, so they don't line up so impressively.
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    Book accumulate in my house at an alarming rate. All kinds of books. If I saved every Martial Arts book I ever read I would have no place to sleep, so I get rid of them. Man, I love books.

    And as Groucho said, "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
     
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    I've got some of those books, most notably The Little Black Book Of Violence. I've just read a little so far, need to do more reading.
     
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    Nice subject. I cannot share my current collection because it is a shame. Most of my books are miles from here.

    Which ones do you prefer and why?

    About self-defence, I like reading Rory Miller. About fighting / strategy, my #1 is The Art of War.
     
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    Karate my art by Choki Motobu, good if you're still interested in karate bunkai.123
     
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