What martial arts book are you currently reading?

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"the Art of Groundfighting" by Marc Tedeschi

Just got it in the mail today!!!!!
...I've looked over it for the last 30 minutes, and I LOVE IT already!!!!

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i recently read a few books. one of the best one is TRADITIONS essays on the Japanese martial arts and ways by Dave Lowry. Very good for anytype of martial artist. I learned alot and if you don't like the subject of one of the essys you can move onto the next one. :)
 

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BlackCatBonz said:
I've been flipping through "what is self defense?"
No kiddin?
I used to have a copy, but loaned it out. (we all know what happens then.... bye-bye book!!!)
Now I can't find a copy anywhere.

..where's a brother ta look?

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Brother John said:
No kiddin?
I used to have a copy, but loaned it out. (we all know what happens then.... bye-bye book!!!)
Now I can't find a copy anywhere.

..where's a brother ta look?

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John, I have done the same thing with several books.......but this one is staying at home.

I bought mine at http://www.abebooks.com/ a few weeks ago.
it was the cheapest one I've seen in ages......but it was worth it.

I just kept looking until one popped up with a price i could live with.....I consider it a collector's item so I didnt mind paying a bit extra.

there is an original 1953 edition for 850.00 ......lol, I'm not out of my mind though.
 

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Principles of Personal Defense by Jeff Cooper for the I don't how many times doing so.

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Rereading Abernethy's Bunkai Jutsu: The Practical Applications of Karate Kata for the nth time and Kane & Wilder's The Way of Kata for the n+some-big-number-th time.
 

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Tomoe-Nage by Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki, and Judo Unleashed by Neil Ohlenkamp are the two I've been spending a lot of time with lately.
 

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In the Dojo, by Dave Lowry.

This might not be on the bookstands yet, but should be shortly. It's an absolutely must-read if you practice Japanese MA. I honestly could not put it down and finished it in just a few days.

It covers the basics from the Dojo walls, the role of the Sensei, students, where the Gi came from, the hakama, weapons care, training methods, and more. Even though these are essential things one should know about, and you may already, I found more than a few new tidbits concerning each one in every chapter.
 

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Just finished

the Xingyi Boxing Manual
Hebei Style's Five Principles and Seven Words
Edited by Jin Yunting
Translated by John Groschwitz

Now reading

Di Guoyong on Xingyiquan
Volume 1 - Five Elements
By Di Guoyong
Translated by Andrea Falk
 

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In the midst of Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the IT Patterns, Stuart Anslow (2006).

In the first third of Five Years, One Kata, Bill Burgar (2003).

In the midst of fourth or fifth reread of Bunkai-Jutsu: The Practical Applications of Karate Kata, Iain Abernethy (2002)
 

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Currently I am perusing :

H2H Combat by Greg Thompson and Kid Peligro

after that I will move onto the

Gracie Jiujitsu - The Master Text by Helio Gracie

I plan on writing a review of both when I am done for MartialTalk!
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Currently I am perusing :

H2H Combat by Greg Thompson and Kid Peligro

after that I will move onto the

Gracie Jiujitsu - The Master Text by Helio Gracie

I plan on writing a review of both when I am done for MartialTalk!
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Good stuff, Brianthe Thompson/Peligro book is on my stack, but I have to get better at finishing current stuff before taking on new stuff, so I'm gonna wait. I also am planning a review for MT, of the Anslow book. But it's a big, long, thick sucker and is going to take me a long time to finish and think through...
 

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The Musashi Flex by Steve Perry - Author of the best martial arts fiction out there

Arms and Armor From Iran by Khorasani - 125 Euro stroke book/encyclopedic reference

The new Chivalry Bookshelf translation of Thibault.
 
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