What martial arts book are you currently reading?

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  1. arnisador

    arnisador Sr. Grandmaster

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    Masters of the Blade, Rey Galang
     
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    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.

    Vic www.combatartsusa.com
     
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    Warrior Arts of the Philippines by Rey Galang

    Martial Arts Injury Care & Prevention by Trish Bare Grounds
     
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    green meanie Master Black Belt

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    Mastering JuJitsu by Renzo Gracie & John Danaher

    Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines by Marion F. Sturkey
     
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    Martial Tucker Black Belt

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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Theory & Technique

    by Renzo & Royler Gracie
     
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    Henderson Master Black Belt

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    Dynamic Aikido (again!)

    by Gozo Shioda Sensei
     
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    OnlyAnEgg Senior Master

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    Go Rin No Sho; which, by the way, is here, in it's entirety.
     
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    Monadnock 2nd Black Belt

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    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.
     
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    "Chin-Na in Ground Fighting" by Al Arsenault
    It's pretty good!
    ...but I LIKE Chin-Na. VERY detailed with great illustrations.

    Your Brother
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    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.
     
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    MSTCNC Brown Belt

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    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
     
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    Bigshadow Senior Master

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    "Living the Martial Way"

    line up on the shelf:
    Hagakure
    The Unfettered Mind
     
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    Karate-Do Nyumon by G. Funakoshi
    I just finished Karate-Do, My Way of Life-Great book!
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Traditional Chinese Therapeutic Excercise - Standing Pole

    It is about the Stance training of Yiquan
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  18. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Chen Style Taijiquan, Sword and Broadsword
    by: Chen Zhenglei

    I am reading it for the 2nd time
     
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    Just started reading "Wing Tsun Kuen" by Leung Ting

    My next book will be "On Single Combat" by Sifu Keith Kernspecht
     
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    Just received Jamie Seabrook's "American Kenpo Mastery", and it is really well done!

    -GARRY123
     

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