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#223880 - 01/19/06 08:34 AM Good books
Dauragon c mikado Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 1246
Loc: Oxford, England
Anyone like reading MA?

I suggest:

-The five rings, by Miyamoto Musashi
-The art of war, by Sun Tzu
-Bushido-way of the samurai, by Tsunetomo Yamamoto
-anything by Jiddu Kristnamurti
-Tao of Jeet kune do, (not sure who wrote this )
-Zen and the art of archery, (not sure, HONESTLY)

Any body got anymore suggestions?

To mods: I hope this doesn't count as advertising If it does please delete this and send me a pm
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#223881 - 01/19/06 08:40 AM Re: Good books [Re: Dauragon c mikado]
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Not to worry...it's not advertising.

Check out the forums at the bottom of the Main Index page (Martial ARts Media), and there is a thread or two on "What ARe You Reading" in the Asian ARts section.

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#223882 - 01/19/06 08:44 AM Re: Good books [Re: harlan]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


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Thats weired i just replied to your topic in the zen section, come back here and discover youve answered mine, its seems you and I have a lot of free time, Are we using it wisely?
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#223883 - 01/19/06 08:46 AM Re: Good books [Re: Dauragon c mikado]
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Probably not.

Quote:

...its seems you and I have a lot of free time, Are we using it wisely?



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#223884 - 01/19/06 11:01 AM Re: Good books [Re: Dauragon c mikado]
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 6355
Loc: Georgia, USA
Living the Martial Way- Forrest E. Morgan
Kodo; Ancient Ways- Kensho Furuya
Zen in the Martial Arts- Joe Hyams
The Zen Way to the Martial Arts- Taisen Deshimaru
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We should all take ourselves seriously...and then crumple that image up and toss it out the window.

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#223885 - 01/19/06 12:51 PM Re: Good books [Re: JoelM]
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Quote:

Living the Martial Way- Forrest E. Morgan





Great book, this is my next reread after "Book of Five Rings"

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#223886 - 01/19/06 02:16 PM Re: Good books [Re: 40+TKDLee]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 1246
Loc: Oxford, England
Im sure if you could you wold all want to punch me cause I just bought a book on ninjitsu

Its called:

Ninjutsu
The Art of Invisibility
Facts, legends and techniques

by Donn F.Draeger

I had a choice of three on the book shelf, this seemed the least crappy.

Dont be mad, I couldnt help it...
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#223887 - 01/19/06 02:21 PM Re: Good books [Re: Dauragon c mikado]
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#223888 - 02/19/06 02:36 AM Re: Good books [Re: harlan]
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Registered: 04/22/04
Posts: 30
Loc: Tokyo, Japan
I would add "What Is Shorinji Kempo?" in English, and in Japanese, "Wagahai wa Kuro-Obi/Burakku Beruto De-aru" and "Shorinji Kempo no Susume".
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#223889 - 02/19/06 03:04 AM Re: Good books [Re: Kimpatsu]
JonRobbie Offline
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Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 54
Loc: auckland New Zealand
the complete idiots guide to martial arts
martial arts for dummies

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