What martial arts book are you currently reading?

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  1. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Xing Yi Nei Gong: Xing Yi Health Maintenance and Internal Strength Development
    Drawing on information from Zhang Bao Yang, Wang jin Yu and He Yu Qi all students of Wang ji Wu
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  2. rabbit

    rabbit Blue Belt

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    Where did you get those books? Barnes & Noble? I would like to know how TKD kicks can be used for self-defense.
     
  3. crushing

    crushing Grandmaster

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    Wally Jay's Small Circle Jujitsu
     
  4. michaeledward

    michaeledward Grandmaster

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    I just read Lee's Kenpo Karate 501 on Form 5.

    Has anyone else got this book? Thoughts?
     
  5. krieger

    krieger Yellow Belt

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    I'm new to martial arts so I havn't really been exposed to much literature. However, I am currently readying Mushashi's Book of Five Rings. So far it is pretty good. His ways on strategy apply to anyone and can be incorperated into any martial art.
     
  6. mrhnau

    mrhnau Senior Master

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    The Complete Martial Arts by Paul Crompton. It's been sitting on my shelf at my parents house for well over a decade. Thought I'd finally pick it up...
     
  7. OnlyAnEgg

    OnlyAnEgg Senior Master

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    Reviewing Funikoshi's texts and relearning/reviewing terminology
     
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    Bodhisattva Blue Belt

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    Currently have Tao of Jeet Kune Do in the bathroom reading area.

    I am working a lot with a couple of wrestling guides, as well.

    The Takedown Bob Douglas

    Winning Wrestling Moves! Mark Mysnyk

    Great books for takedowns and setups!
     
  9. Twin Fist

    Twin Fist Grandmaster

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    i just started re-reading Parker's Infinite Insights

    I try to re-read them at least once a year
     
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    pstarr Master Black Belt

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    Okay - I'm going to recommend "Martial Mechanics."
     
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    DavidCC Master of Arts

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    The Secret Power Within by Chuck Norris. Not exactly technique heavy or anything, but I am enjoying it and Chuck's insights are priceless. You know, Chuck Norris doesn't write his own books, he growls at a stack of papers then they get scared and write themselves :p:lol2:.
     
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    newGuy12 Master of Arts

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    Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-do Hae Sul - Real Applications to the ITF Patterns: Vol 1 Stuart Anslow
     
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    Flying Crane Sr. Grandmaster

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    The Hidden History of Capoeira, A Collision of Cultures in the Brazilian Battle Dance, by Maya Talmon-Chvaicer, University of Texas Press, Austin, 2008.
     
  15. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Well I'm reading...hey wait a minute :xtrmshock I'm not reading ANY martial arts books at this time :erg: I...I... aaaaa...

    My world just does not make sense anymore :anic:

    :D

    Seriously I just realized I am not reading any MA books and that has not happened in a long time.
     
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    FieldDiscipline 2nd Black Belt

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    Armlocks for All Styles by Iain Abernethy.
     
  17. exile

    exile To him unconquered.

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    Gavin Mulholland's Four Shades of Black.
     
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    goof321 Yellow Belt

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    im reading bushido the book of the samurai and tae kwon do olympic style sparring(i forgot the name of the authors, they r 3)
     
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    OnlyAnEgg Senior Master

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    Bushido: The Soul of Japan
     
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    arnisador Sr. Grandmaster

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    Is this good?

    I just finished a book I learned of here on MT:
    HIGHLAND KNIFE FIGHTING
    With the Dirk and Sgian
    by Chris Thompson with Louie Pastore​
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