What martial arts book are you currently reading?

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  1. JR 137

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    @_Simon_ Not sure if I’ve mentioned these (the thread is pretty long and I’m too lazy to check)...

    have you read Joko Ninomiya’s books? His Sabaki Method: Karate in the Inner Circle is great from a karate strategy standpoint. He’s got an autobiography which I’ve heard is great, but I don’t know anything about it. Been meaning to pick it up, but you know how that goes.
     
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    Ah awesome, thanks so much for the review :). Yeah I'll probably get them, sound like a great read. And yeah that's what I meant sorry that it was a requirement in the syllabus (which I reckon is a fantastic idea to have in there).

    I also want that one too for sure! And that's so cool, and I'm big into that too, blending Zen and karate. I actually found a clip from a DVD on YouTube about it, so I contacted the dojo that filmed it a couple of years ago, very interested in the DVD. Turns out they're in the Netherlands! And it wasn't a professional production video, but filmed by one of their students, and they were more than happy to send me a copy. All they asked was that I pay shipping, and just a small donation to their dojo. It's called "Ken Zen Ichinyo" and it's really cool.
     
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    Ahh he's got those... they are hard to come by at a cheap enough price haha.. also on my list

    Ah awesome no I haven't read those, didn't know he had any books out, I'll for sure look into those! Cheers :)
     
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    Technique and strategy-wise, Ninomiya’s Sabaki Method is by far the best book I’ve read. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but it just spoke to me the perfect way. There’s a section on basics, which isn’t anything different and nothing noteworthy for anyone who’s been taught kihon; what makes it my favorite is when he discusses angles and circling, getting to the blind spot, etc. It’s about $15 new here, so not exactly a big loss if you don’t see much in it.
     
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    Ah cool appreciate that, nice to hear how others find certain texts. Will look into it for sure :) (just downloaded a bunch of Seido vids from YouTube to watch hehe. Some cool stuff out there, and inspiring to watch)
     
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    Reading "Karate: Technique & Spirit" by Tadashi Nakamura, really like it so far...[​IMG]
     
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    I bought Matthew Polly's new Bruce Lee biography, but haven't started it yet--soon!
     
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    A Study of Taijiquan by Sun Lutang

    Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan: The Fighting Art of the Manchurian Palace Guard by Tina Chunna Zhang
     
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