What martial arts book are you currently reading?

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  1. FieldDiscipline

    FieldDiscipline 2nd Black Belt

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    Yes I rate it quite highly. Not had the opportunity to use any of the transition drills detailed in it yet, but I have been impressed so far. Will let you know when I have. I like Iain Abernethy's approach to things. I havent jumped 100% on the bunkai bandwagon, but I like this book.
     
  2. mrhnau

    mrhnau Senior Master

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    How was that? I'm curious of Western styles...
     
  3. arnisador

    arnisador Sr. Grandmaster

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    Well, there's little to compare it to in that very specfifc domain, but...some interesting anecdotes but no real new technique.
     
  4. Brian Johns

    Brian Johns Black Belt

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    Just got done reading "Martial Power" by Steven Pearlman....an interesting and enjoyable read !!
     
  5. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    After yesterdays realization that I was not reading any MA books at the moment I panicked and ran out to my nearest Barnes & Noble. I feel better now and I am now reading

    Martial Mechanics
    By Phillip Starr
     
  6. Live True

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    UechiRyu Karate Do by George Mattson
     
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    Ahriman Green Belt

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    As I think strategy, tactics and everything about actually waging war is a part of the arts, so some are not focusing on personal combat.
    David Linholm and Peter Svard: Sigmund Ringec's Knightly Art of the Longsword
    Machiavelli: The art of war
    Sun Tzu: Te art of war
    Tamás Csikány: The thirty years war (actually only parts of it belong here)
    Ferenc Mitták: Sieges in world history
    Talhoffer's fechtbuch, Thott
     
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    harlan 2nd Black Belt

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    CoryKS Senior Master

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    I'm reading:

    Modern Arnis: The Filipino Art of Stick Fighting by Remy Presas (aka "the Yellow Book")

    And, on loan from my teacher:

    Modern Arnis: Phillipine Martial Art "Stick Fighting" by Remy Amador Presas
     
  11. stickarts

    stickarts Senior Master

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    Lee Wedlake's new book ( 601 ) on Long form 6.
     
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    I'm currently reading Kata and the Transmission of Knowledge in Traditional Martial Arts by Michael Rosenbaum and Fighting with the Quarterstaff: A Modern Study of Renaissance Technique by David Lindholm.

    fyn
     
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    bowser666 2nd Black Belt

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    I am currently reading Shaoling Long Fist Kung FU by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming and Jeffrey A. Bolt. Great read so far.
     
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    tko4u 2nd Black Belt

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    I guess you could call it a ma book. Its chuck liddells My Fighting Life. It is actually a pretty good read. The guy never said he was the best, he just liked to fight.
     
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    exile To him unconquered.

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    Simon John O'Neill's The Taegeuk Cipher: the patterns of Kukki Taekwondo as a practical self-defense syllabus. Long awaited, and very much worth waiting for! :)
     
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    Me too. :)
     
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    Dan Anderson's Modern Arnis Book of Basics.
     
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    stickarts Senior Master

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    Re-reading Labanan Solo by Prof. Anderson
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Re-reading "Xing Yi Nei Gong: Xing Yi Health Maintenance and Internal Strength Development"
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Li Tianji's The Skill of Xingyiquan123
     

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