Discussion in 'The Library' started by arnisador, Aug 2, 2003.
Masters of the Blade, Rey Galang
Zen In the Martial Arts, by Joe Hyams. Just received it for Christmas. Haven't started it yet, but I'll let you know when I'm done.
I also plan to order Rey Galang's book. Thought I was gonna get that one under the tree but it didn't work out that way.
Warrior Arts of the Philippines by Rey Galang
Martial Arts Injury Care & Prevention by Trish Bare Grounds
Mastering JuJitsu by Renzo Gracie & John Danaher
Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines by Marion F. Sturkey
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Theory & Technique
by Renzo & Royler Gracie
Living the Martial Way: A modern manual for the way a modern warrior should think.
By: Maj. Forrest E Morgan USAF ret.
Dynamic Aikido (again!)
by Gozo Shioda Sensei
Go Rin No Sho; which, by the way, is here, in it's entirety.
The Unfettered Mind
This book contains three letters from a Zen master, Takuan Soho. You could read it in a day, but it has lessons to keep you thinking for a lifetime.
I've gotten through the first letter this afternoon and it went into so many things I've been pondering. Technique and Principle, "No Mind", Body/Mind/Spirit, and more.
I also picked up Sould Sword and Budo Secrets. None of these are technique books, but they do look to have a great influence on training if you are seeking something deeper than how to block and punch.
"Chin-Na in Ground Fighting" by Al Arsenault
It's pretty good!
...but I LIKE Chin-Na. VERY detailed with great illustrations.
Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns Vol:1
by Stuart Paul Anslow
This is perhaps the best book on the martial application of kata that I have seen. The only other thing that even come close are some books on Yang Form Tai Chi but this is much better. It is the one TKD book that I have no reservations about recommending.
Modern Arnis (AKA the Yellow Book) by Prof. Remy A. Presas
Karate-do Kyohan: The Master Text by GM Gichin Funakoshi
In the wings:
The Filipino Martial Arts as taught by Dan Inosanto by (you guessed it) Guro Dan Inosanto
Ninja: Spirit of the shadow warrior by Shihan Stephen K. Hayes
"Living the Martial Way"
line up on the shelf:
The Unfettered Mind
Karate-Do Nyumon by G. Funakoshi
I just finished Karate-Do, My Way of Life-Great book!
Traditional Chinese Therapeutic Excercise - Standing Pole
It is about the Stance training of Yiquan
Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals a historical survey.
Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo
North Atlantic Books.
I know the title sounds realy dry, but actually lots of fascinating history.
I'm reading our own Phillip Starr's "The Making of a Butterfly". Haven't finished it yet, but I'll recomend it from what I've read so far.
Chen Style Taijiquan, Sword and Broadsword
by: Chen Zhenglei
I am reading it for the 2nd time
Just started reading "Wing Tsun Kuen" by Leung Ting
My next book will be "On Single Combat" by Sifu Keith Kernspecht
Just received Jamie Seabrook's "American Kenpo Mastery", and it is really well done!
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