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#433071 - 07/04/11 04:06 PM Any good reading suggestions?
eagleyed Offline
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Registered: 06/08/11
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I am both an avid martial artist and reader. I am currently reading 'Angry White Pyjamas' by Robert Twigger, and i would recommend it to anyone. Does anybody have any suggestions for me to route out for my next reading pleasure? Please.

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#433072 - 07/04/11 04:29 PM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: eagleyed]
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Check out American Shaolin by Matthew Polly. It is a non-fiction travel/martial arts book. Matthew Polly documents his travels to China and the training he underwent in Shaolin temple for 3 years in the early 90's. It reveals a lot about the modern Shaolin temple and Chinese culture at that time. Very funny and interesting book.
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#433077 - 07/04/11 10:05 PM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: Prizewriter]
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Have read and enjoyed both Twigger and Polly. Here's a further selection (very different from each other):

Lori O'Connell -- Weapons of Opportunity (one woman's crusade through the world of dojos and low blows)

Brian Jones -- Detour on the Path (a martial artist's brief foray as a smuggler)

Brian Preston -- Me, Chi and Bruce Lee (adventures in martial arts)
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#433098 - 07/05/11 08:08 PM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: hope]
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I've got some good ones for you. They're novels.

1) John Rain Novels by Barry Eisler. John Rain is a Japanese-American Assasin. His art is Judo (as is Mr. Eisler, a former CIA operative who obtained his BB @ the Kodokan International Judo Ctr). I believe that there are about 5 or 6 books. I enjoyed them alot!

2)"Sensei" by John Donohue another good read..1

VDJ


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#433145 - 07/08/11 02:00 PM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: VDJ]
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Much appreciated. I will deffo keep my eyes open for them.
Keep them coming my martial arts friends.

Other good ones i have read are "Ninja" by Eric Van Lustbader and the sequel "Mika". Riveting reads that will find you struggling to put them down. Enjoy.

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#433156 - 07/09/11 03:14 AM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: eagleyed]
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Have you read "A Fighter's Heart" and "A Fighter's Mind" by Sam Sheridan?

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#433158 - 07/09/11 03:58 AM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: Shusha]
eagleyed Offline
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thanks Susha. I read "A fighters heart" a couple of years ago and thought it was a brilliant book. But the latter i have not read and after just reading an exerpt from it on 'Amazon', i will be looking to add it to my library. Thanks for the suggestion my friend.

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#433179 - 07/09/11 10:59 PM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: eagleyed]
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Greg Jacksons mixed martial arts: the stand up game. And jiu jitsu university by Saulo Ribeiro.
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#433944 - 10/08/11 01:52 PM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: Stormdragon]
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Im a beginner. Im reading about Muscle Strength, because someone told me to perform Strength Exercises before getting involved in martial arts. Is that true ?
I found some good exercises in www.exercisesandworkout.com

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#434540 - 01/27/12 12:57 PM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: Yanez]
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Originally Posted By: Yanez
Im a beginner. Im reading about Muscle Strength, because someone told me to perform Strength Exercises before getting involved in martial arts. Is that true ?
I found some good exercises in www.exercisesandworkout.com


There's no reason to need to build strength before getting into it. For competition yes, it might be a good idea, but just for it's own sake then no. I mean, how much strength do they expect you to have before doing it? Seems arbitrary. Just jump in.
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#434545 - 01/27/12 04:52 PM Re: Any good reading suggestions? [Re: Stormdragon]
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My Aikido Sensei scolds me when I try to "muscle" an opponent.
Aikido is about misdirection, balance and smoothly out maneuvering uke.

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