Thursday, January 5, 2017

My Favorite Martial Arts Books

Over the years I have collected a list of my favorite martial arts related books.  I hope you enjoy. Happy Reading.


Books related to Self Defense


 The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker

Books related to Martial Artist's Philosophy


 Moving Zen: Karate as a Way to Gentleness by C.W. Nicol

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama


The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

What to Say When you Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstertter, Ph.D. 

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Stephen R. Covey

Product Details

Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony by Ming-Dao Deng


Books related to Martial Arts Technique


Ed Parker's Infinite Insights into Kenpo (Series) by Ed Parker


Essential Anatomy: For Healing and Martial Arts by Mac Tedeschi

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique by Renzo Gracie

Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense Techniques by Royce Gracie

Jiu-Jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiro

The Gracie Diet by Rorion Gracie


Books related to Martial Art Sport

My Fight/Your Fight by Ronda Rousey

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

Sound Like a Good Read

I Got this. To Gold and Beyond by Laurie Hernandez

Background:
All of the books listed here, I have read and many are in my personal library.

Over the years I have been required to read several books for advancement in the Martial Arts. Some of the books I enjoyed and have found beneficial. (I have included some of those books here). Others were dry and unreasonable (they are not listed). 


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