Reading List

Proper study of the martial arts is just as much about the mental as it is the physical. To that end the following  books are recommended reading , including some that are required reading for the members of Triangle Kenpo Institute. They all would be excellent additions to the library of any serious martial artist. Some of the texts are historical, some philosophical and others more hands-on/how-to. By no means is this list meant to be comprehensive, and more books will be added in the future. For now, use these as a good starting point. The list is alphabetical by author.

Title Author
Fighter’s Fact Book Loren Christensen
Asian Fighting Arts Donn F. Draeger and Robert W. Smith
Karate-Do: My Way of Life Gichin Funakoshi
Zen and the Martial Arts Joe Hyams
Small Circle Jujitsu Wally Jay
Kodokan Judo Jigoro Kano
Stretching Scientifically Thomas Kurz, M. Sc.
Tao of Jeet Kune Do Bruce Lee
The Bible of Karate: Bubishi Patrick McCarthy
Book of Five Rings Miyamoto Musashi
Living the Martial Way Forrest E. Morgan, Maj USAF
Infinite Insights into Kenpo, Vols 1-5 Ed Parker
Secrets of Chinese Karate Ed Parker
Encyclopedia of Kenpo Ed Parker
Secrets of the Samurai Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook
W.A.R. (Within Arms Reach) Clifford W. Stewart
Hapkido: Traditions – Philosophy – Technique Marc Tedeschi
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere A. Westbrook and O. Ratti

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