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#187977 - 03/16/06 01:41 AM Re: Books & Mags RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: Dan1986]
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Registered: 11/04/05
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great read. it's a classic... tip: keep your copy, you'll be reading it again years from now.

#187978 - 03/16/06 03:38 PM Re: Books & Mags RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: Ed_Morris]
Dan1986 Offline

Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 27
will do, also has everyone probably knows that the book of the five rings and the art of war are really great, and alos Deadly Karate Blows, (The Medical Implications) this book helped me understand if you hit a person in the neck this and this could happen, heres what you should do to help them, basiclly its Kinda a first aid for certain parts of the body when they have been struck to hard. good read.

#187979 - 03/16/06 04:55 PM Re: Books & Mags RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: Dan1986]
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good stuff Dan...keep reading ...and don't forget to train every now and then! lol

#187980 - 03/17/06 01:22 PM Re: Books & Mags RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: Ed_Morris]
littlemikey26 Offline

Registered: 03/16/06
Posts: 11
Loc: michigan
My recommendations are "Karate" by hidetaka nishyama & richard c. brown. Grappling Master by gene lebell. Training and fighting skills by Benny the "jet" urquidez. Nunchuku by Jiro shiroma. The dynamics of isshinryu karate by Harold Long & Allen Wheeler. Isshinryu by Master John L. Nichols. And last but not least Living the martial way by Forrest E. Morgan. All of these but the last were required reading by my sensei, who incidentally absconded with this book when he moved his school! also in the months after he left i was looking for something to fill the void so i joined a local teakwondo class which was set up in the local senior citizens library, only to foolishly lend that sensei the book, when he boogied out With the book too! seriously dont lend your instructors this book, you will never see it again!

#187981 - 03/28/06 01:42 PM Re: Books & Mags RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: littlemikey26]
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Online Meibukan Magazine:

#187982 - 07/03/06 09:53 AM Re: Books & Mags RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: Ed_Morris]
Ed_Morris Offline
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"In Little Need of Divine Intervention"
Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan
Translation with Interpretive Essay

Thomas D. CONLAN


excerpt from book:

#187983 - 09/05/06 04:38 AM Re: MA Books and Magazines RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: Ktulu]
migo Offline

Registered: 09/03/06
Posts: 573
Loc: Burnaby, BC, Canada
I've read a lot more than these, but the standouts in my collection are:

Wrestling Tough - Mike Chapman
Best Judo (can't remember the author's names, but this book is everywhere)
The Art of Expressing the Human Body - "Bruce Lee"
More No Holds Barred Fighting: Killer Submissions - Mark Hatmaker (particularly the first part of the book before the techniques)
Fighter's Fact Book - Loren Christenson (it's got a lot of good ideas, I like that it's just a collection of good ideas)
Championship Fighting - Jack Dempsey
The Straight Lead - Teri Tom
The Sabaki Method (can't remember author's name either)
Capoeira: Roots of the Dance, Fight, Game - Nestor Capoeira

other than that I'm mostly a fan of videos

#187984 - 10/27/06 07:26 PM Re: MA Books and Magazines RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: migo]
TimBlack Offline

Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1403
Loc: UK, Brighton
I'll recommend the classic 'On War' by Clausewitz. Can't go wrong with such a brilliant work, although I advise you to concentrate on the first part if you're just looking at it from a MA perspective.
My Workout Log

#187985 - 12/18/06 11:43 PM Re: MA Books and Magazines RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: TimBlack]
JudoSensei Offline

Registered: 07/28/00
Posts: 22
Loc: Santa Barbara, California
I'd recommend my new book, Judo Unleashed, published in the US by McGraw-Hill and available in bookstores nationwide. More info is at, including information about the UK, German, and Dutch editions.

Neil Ohlenkamp

#187986 - 12/29/06 01:42 PM Re: MA Books and Magazines RECOMMENDATIONS [Re: JudoSensei]
Empishu Offline

Registered: 02/26/06
Posts: 96
Loc: Everyones hometown, pa
Ryu-te No Michi
By Taika Seiyu Oyata

Good book, not in stores, worth every penny:

The Cannon of Ryukyu Kempo: very informative again not sold in stores:
"Keep the fight" Amor Kaicho "we are all karateka" Taika Oyata

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