What martial arts book are you currently reading?

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Is this good?

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.
 

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

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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
 

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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
Tam獺s Csik獺ny: The thirty years war (actually only parts of it belong here)
Ferenc Mitt獺k: Sieges in world history
Talhoffer's fechtbuch, Thott
 

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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
 

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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.

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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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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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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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