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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:04 am    Post subject: What Martial Arts related books do you recommend? Reply with quote

Now, which Martial Arts related books do you recommend? Please provide a book and author if you can. Don't worry if a book has already been mentioned. If you recommended it, mention it as well! Just post the books that you REALLY TRULY recommend.

This will be for a new feature on the site, we will be listing all of the books as well as who recommends them, so you will be accountable.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I definitly, definitly recomend the following books, and can hold me to it.

Classical Man by Richard Kim

Karate-Do My Way of Life by Gichin Funakoshi

The 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn

The Weaponless Warriors By Richard Kim

I have read others but these were great books that were entertaining to read I will stand by them
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zen in the Martial Art by Joe Hyams
Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
A Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
The Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee
Secrets of the Samurai: A Survey of the Martial Arts of Feudal Japan by Oscar Ratti

But, most of all, the first book on my list.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zen Kobudo by Mark Bishop
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Zen Kobudo by Mark Bishop.

Very good, especially the list of weapons - very informative.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Authentic (sp?) Tang Soo Do by C.S. Kim. Ok so I don't do TSD anymore, but he is the man. And he wrote a great book. I still look at it eventhough I do TKD now
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick .... I know where you are going with this, but let me point you to the MA Entertainment forum where there are some threads already on this very subject of ma books .... here are just 2
http://www.karateforums.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3809
http://www.karateforums.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4372

I for one often read non-fiction when it comes to Martial Arts .... training/streching/forms/technique books. I could list a few of those.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does everyone think of the book Karate Ideals? My Sensei recommended I read this, but not to learn Karate I think but to better understand where it came from etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KickChick,

I do not want paste threads of MA books. Because they are not of the same focus. Those threads were just regular threads where this one people are asked to recommend books that they absolutely stand behind as great books. So, those threads do not do me much good. Appreciate the idea though.

Also, this thread isn't for discussing books etc. and etc. It is for simply listing books under the pretences given above.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok then, just thought that these links also offered recommendations also.

Here are mine:

Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training
Thomas Kurz

Book of Five Rings
Miyamoto Musashi

Women in the Martial Arts
Linda Atkinson

The Martial Arts Athlete: Mental & Physical Conditioning for Peak Performance
Tom Seaborn

Science of Martial Arts Training
Charles Staley

Lost Art of War
Pin Sun

Musui's Story
Kokichi Katsu

The Complete Tae Kwon Do Hyung Vol. 1,2,3
Hee Il Cho
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