Selected Recommendations From My Library

For Children

The Childrens Book Of Virtues Edited By Bill Bennet 

 

The Dangerous Book For Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden 

 

The Daring Book For Girls By Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz

 

http://www.aesopfables.com

 

U.S.A.

George Washington's Leadership Lessons - James C. Reses

 

A Patriot's History of the United States

From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror

By Larry Schweikart, Michael Patrick Allen

Click here for a peek inside The Patriot's History 

 

William J. Bennett has written several fine books about America. 

 

David McCullough will transport you back in time as he educates and entertains in all of his books on the history of the U.S.A. and its leaders.  Choose among the many books he has written, there is something for everyone. 

 

America the Beautiful - Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

Ben Carson, M.D. 

 


General Martial arts related and philosphy

Warrior 101: A Handbook For the Modern Warrior 

By Phil Messina 

 

Kata: The Key to Understanding & Dealing with the Japanese!

By Boye Lafayette De Mente

 

365 Tao Daily Meditaions - Deng Ming Dao

 

Chronicles of Tao

The Secret Life of a Taoist Master by  Deng Ming-Dao

 

Iron & Silk By Mark Salzman - Also "Iron & Silk Movie

 

Zen In The Martial Arts - By Joe Hyams 

 

Zen Combat - Jay Gluck

 

Zen In The Art Of Archery by Eugen Herrigel

 

Illuminated Spirit - Conversations with a Kyudo Master 

Don and Jackie DeProspero

 

The Inner Game Of Tennis - by W. Timothy Gallwey

 

Lessons From The Dojo Floor - By Kris Wilder

 

The Karate Dojo - Traditions and Tales of a Martial Art - By Peter Urban

 

The Karate Sensei - By Peter urban 

 

The Zen Way To Martial Arts.

Questions To A Zen Master 

Both By Taisen Deshimaru -

 

The Overlook Martial Arts Reader, Classic Writings on Philosphy and Technique. Editied by Randy F. Nelson 

 

The Overlook Martial Arts Reader Volume 2 Edited by John Donohue

 

Effortless Mastery Liberating the Master Musican Within By Kenny Werner


The Art of War By Sun Tzu


Anything written by Dave Lowry will infom and inspire. 


The Essence of Budo

Autumn Lighting

Tradition 

The Karate Way

In the Dojo

Sword & Brush 

Clouds In The West

Moving Towards Stillness

Persimmon Wind


Most anything written or translated by John Stevens is worth reading and having in your library.

 

Budo Secrets


The Art Of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba


Three Budo Masters -  Kano (Judo) Funakoshi  (Karate) Ueshiba (Aikido)

 

Three Zen Masters - Ikkyu - Hakuin Ryokan - 

 

The Spirit of Aikido - Kisshomaru Ueshiba

 

In Search of the Warrior Spirit

Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Green Berets 

Richard Strozzi Heckler

 

The Tao of Muhhad Ali - A True Story - by Davis Miller

 

The Tao Of Bruce Lee - By Davis Miller

 

Sacred Hoops - Spiritual Lessons From A Hardwood Warrior- By Phil Jackson

 

Kodo Ancient Ways 

Lessons In The Spiritual Life Of The Warrior  / Martial Artist

By Kensho Furuya

 

No Suurrender - My Thirty Year War - By Hiroo Onada 

 

Among Warriors - A Martial Artist In Tibet - By Pamela Logan 


The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior - By Dan Millman

 

Books By Richard Kim 

 

The Weaponless Warriors 

The Classical Man

 

Dan Inosanto- The Man, the Teacher, the Artist

 

Books by Jay McInerney 

Ransom

Bright Lights Big City

 


Taekwondo

Dynamic Taekwondo Kyorgui  - By Kyung Myong Lee


Taekwondo Kyorgui  - by Kyung Myong Lee, Kook Hyun Jeong 


Mastering TKD Sparring Tae E Lee & Brigadier Gen. Robert K Martineau


Taekwondo- Also  - Mastering Taekwondo by Richard Chun


Taekwondo Free Fighting - Dynamic Strategic Principales, Movements and Techniques - By Dr. Daeshik Kim 

 

Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) Moo Duk Kwan - Hwang Kee

 

HOSINSUL - Conceptual Self Defense - By Daeshik Kim & Jun Nam Lee

 

Marc Tedeschi Offers Encyclopedic Knowledge Base In His Series Of Books:


Taekwondo
Hapkido
The Art of Weapons
Essential Anatomy


DVD


The Science Of Taekwondo Fighting -

Step by Step Instruction of Sparring and Competition by Dr. Jin bang Yang 

 


karate

Karate Do Kyohan - Master Text For The Way Of The Empty Hand 

By Gichin Funakoshi - Presented To The Emperor On July 19, 1935 

Reprinted 2005 Neptune Publications. 

 

Karate-Do - My way of Life - Gichin Funakoshi

 

Patrick McCarthy Hanshi is the director of the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society, Koryu Uchinadi .


To better understand the karate paradigm and learn the depth; background, analysis, historical significance, and application practices of karate, please visit the IRKRS home page of Patrick McCarthy Hanshi.


IRKRS Home Page 


Books, DVD's written and produced by Patrick McCarthy will enrich your understanding of karate and jujutsu significantly.


IRKRS Books and DVD's 

 

The Way Of Kata -A Comprehensive Guide for Deciphering Martial Applications

By Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder

 

Books by Ian Abernethy  


Bunkai Jutsu

Karate's grappling methods

Throws For Strikers - The Forgotten Throws Of Karate, Boxing and Taekwondo

 

The Way To Black Belt - A Comprehensive Guide To Rapid Rock Solid Results 

Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder

 

Okinawa - The HIstory of an Island People - By George H. Kerr

 


Shinkendo

Please visit the Internatioanl Shinkendo Federation Products Page For Books, DVD's and more created by Obata Kaiso for Shinkendo Students.

Shinkendo Products

 

The Art of War: The Complete and Fully Illustrated Edition of Sun Tzu's Philosophical Masterpiece with Four Other Classics in the Ancient Warrior Tradition [Hardcover]  Toshishiro Obata is featured in this book along with Hanshi Paul Couch - Very hard to obtain - May be out of print - Sweetwater Press

 

The Spirit of the Sword: Iaido, Kendo, and Test Cutting with the Japanese Sword

 By Taisaburo Nakamura


The Sword Of No-Sword  The Life Of Master Warrior Tesshu - By John Stevens 

 

The Life- Giving Sword - The Classic text on Zen and the No-Sword

By Yagyu Munenori

 

The 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn

 

The Unfettered Mind by Takuan Soho

 

Samurai William - The Englishman Who Opened Japan - By Giles Milton

 

Miyamoto Musashi His Life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu
translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn 

 

The Book Of Five Rings -  By Miamoto Musashi - Translated by Thomas Cleary

 

The Book Of Five Rings By Miamoto Musashi - Translated by Ashikaga Yoshiharu Edited By Rosemary Brant - An illustrated edition pleasing to the eye. 

 

Samurai - The Code Of The Warrior Thomas Louis and Tommy Ito - pleasantly illustrated 

 

The Art of the Samurai - Yamamoto Tsunetomo"s Hagakure

The New Illustrated Edition Of The Classic Japanese Warrior Code

Translated by Barry D. Steben

 

Sakamoto Ryomo And The Meiji Restoration By Marius B. Jansen

Great Novels

Classic Novels by Eji Yoshikawa

Miamoto Musashi

Taiko


The Asian Series by James Clavell

Shogun

Taipan

King Rat

Gai-Jin

Noble House

 


Judo - Ju Jutsu - Chin Na - Grappling

The Cannon of Judo - Classic Teachings on Principles and Techniques

By Mifune Kyuzo 10th Dan

 

Kodokan Judo - Jigaro Kano

 

Vital Judo - By T. Sato and I. Okano

 

Judo - A Pictoral Manual By Pat Harrington 

 

Judo Unleashed 

Essential Throwing & Grappling Techniques For The Intermediate to Advanced Martial Artists by Neil Ohlenkamp

 

Textbook Of Judo For beginners, competitors and instructors 

by Nagayasu Ogasawara

Judo - Heart & Soul By Hayward Nishioka

 

Jiu Jitsu Complete - by Kiyose Nakae

 

Japan's Ultimate Martial Art

Jujitsu Before 1882 The Classical Japanese Art of Self-Defense

Darrell Max Craig

 

Combat Jiu-Jitsu - By Norman Leff


Kokushi-ryu JuJutsu by Nobuyoshi Higashi

 

Police Kung Fu - The Personal Combat Handbook of the Taiwan National Police

Man Kam Lo 

 

Chinese Fast Wrestling For Fighting - The Art of San Shou Kuai Jiao-

Throws, Takedowns, & Groundfighting

 

Judo Formal Techniques - A comprehensive guide to Kodokan Randori no kata

Tadao Otaki & Donn F. Drager


Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na By Yang Jwing-Ming

 

Chin Na In Ground Fighting 

Principals and Submissions Holds For All Martial Styles

By Al Arsenault & Joe Faulise

 


Aikido

Dynamic Aikido by Gozo Shioda


AIKIDO The Complete Basic techniques Gozo Shioda 

 

Total Aikido The Master Course - Gozo Shioda

 

Budo Training in Aikido By Morihei Ueshiba founder of Aikido 

 

Traditional Aikido Volumes 1-5  By Morihiro Saito

 

The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido by Willaim Gleason 

 

The Art Of Aikido - Principals and Essential Techniques Kisshomaru Ueshiba

 

Best Aikido - The Fundamentals Kisshomaru Ueshiba - Moriteru Ueshiba

 

The Aikido Master Course Best Aikido 2 Moriteru Ueshiba

 

The Secrets Of Aikido -

The hidden teachings and universal truths of Aikido, As taught by its Founder Morihei Ueshiba -By John Stevens

 

Ultimate Aikido - Secrets of Self-Defense and Inner Power

Yoshimitsu Yamada

 

The Hidden Roots Of Aikido - Aiki Jujutsu Daitoryu -

Secret Techniques of an ancient Martial Art 

By Shiro Omiya

 


Self Defense - Combat Mindset - PDT

WARRIOR 101: A Handbook For The Modern Warrior 
By Phil Messina Foreword By: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

 

Living The Martial Way- By Forrest E. Morgan, Maj USAF

A manual for the way a modern warrior should think

 

Scientific Self-Defense - Fairbarin

 

The Close Combat Files Of Colonel Rex Applegate

by Rex Applegate & Maj Chuck Melson

 

Tao Of Jeet Kun Do - Bruce Lee 


Books By Gavin deBecker


The Gift of Fear

Protecting The Gift

Fearless

Just Two Seconds 


Sharpening the Warriors Edge: The Psychology & Science of Training

By Bruce K. Siddle

 

Verbal Judo - By George J. Thompson, Ph.D., and Herry B. Jenkins

 

The Little Black Book of Violence

What Every Young Man Needs to Know About Fighting

Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder

 

Surviving Armed Assaults 

A Martial Artist's Guide to Weapons, Street Violence & Countervailing Force 

Lawrence A. Kane 


Meditations on Violence

A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence

By Rory Miller


Facing Violence - Preparing for the Unexpected - By Rory Miller 

 

Books By LT. COL. Dave Grossman 

LT. COL. DAVE GROSSMAN, U.S. Army (Ret.) Director, Warrior Science Group, www.killology.com: Member, American Board for Certification in Homeland Security; Member, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.


 

Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill

On Killing

On Combat

 

Combat Strategy By Han ho 

 

San Shou Kung Fu Of the Chinese Red Army by Dr. Mizhou Hui

 

Attack Proof - The Ultimate Guide To Personal Protection 

John Perkins Al Ridenhour Matt Kovsky

 


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