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LeaF
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this but anyways....

I have had the pleasure of reading several martial art oriented books and I was hoping to get some suggestions for further reading. So just post the martial arts books you have read and give it a rating between 1 and 5

1=horible
5=a must read

oh well here is my list(rather short):

-The 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn---5

-Karate-do my way of life by Gichin Funakoshi---5

-the classical man by Richard Kim---4

-The weaponless warriors by Richard Kim---4

The karate Dojo by Peter Urban---3

-The book of 5 rings by miyamoto Musashi---4

- The Bubishi---4

-The Code of the Samurai---3

And I am currently part way through

-Zen in the art of archery by Eugen herrigal---so far so good

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sentry
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would want to read Frank Dux's book The Secret Man. It sounds like it would be good for a laugh.
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BizMarkie
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2002 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry Eisler's long-awaited novel, RAIN FALL is now out. (I found this email notice in my inbox)
I plan on reading it, it looks interesting. "It contains a unique and powerful blend of Japanese culture with a modern samurai twist this means plenty of violent hit-man grappling stuff for those who like that sort of thing - as well as a better understanding of the corrupt political structure seen virtually everywhere. "

You can view/purchase the book at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail//0399149104/qid=1029784124/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-4319466-4083922?s=books

To learn more about author and this particular book go to:
http://www.barryeisler.com
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LeaF
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2002 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks KickChick I'm going to look into that one
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anyone interested in grappling, Royce and Royler Gracie's book : "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Theory and Technique" is a good base, with some of the best photography I have ever seen in a book. Some wasted space, a little bit confusingt on the layout, one move that stinks, but otherwise, a great and very detailed introduction to grappling method.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep.... already gone over this book here!
http://www.karateforums.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3427

... actually the book I suggested is actually fiction with some good non-fiction ma content. Maybe we can bear this in mind for further posting to this thread .... I mean after all it is MA entertainment
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Jack
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2002 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Living the Martial Way - Forrest E. Morgan - 5

The art of strategy - (Art of war) - R.L. Wing - 4


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2002 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAEKWONDO - State of the Art

This book has been out for a while but IMHO it's still the best TKD publication out there. I'm sure a lot of people have seen it around. It replaces photographs of real people with accurate drawings, which is a fresh change of pace that is quite effective. Also, the information and content is pretty comprehensive, and detailed yet not dry or monotonous.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2002 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sun Tsu, The Art of War. - 5
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