by Gichin Funakoshi Karate-Do: My Way of Life
Master Funakoshi was the man who brought Karate to Japan. An interesting book for it's insights into Karate history.
American Kenpo Grandmaster Edmund Parker's Infinite Insights into Kenpo series
by Shaolin Kempo Grandmaster Fred Villari Hidden Beneath the Shadows : Fighting for the Twenty-First Century
by Jwing-Ming Yang Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na : Instructor's Manual for All Martial Styles
by Jwing-Ming Yang Shaolin Chin Na: The Seizing Art of Kung-Fu
by Sam Kuoha, Ka'Imi Kuoha Chinese Kara-Ho Kempo: Fundamental Practice and Techniques
by Sam Kuoha, Kaimi Kuoha, Ka'Imi Kuoha
Chinese Kara-Ho Kempo: Secrets of Ki and Internal Power
by Kenneth Melbourne
Kempo-Jitsu Pre 1900 Martial Art
by Choki Motobu
by Professor Frank R. Ricardo This is Self Defense (Kenpo Jujitsu) The Essential Guide For the Conceptual Martial Artist
by Christopher S. Kilham
The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy and Personal Power
by Jigoro Kano
by Rick Clark Pressure-Point Fighting : A Guide to the Secret Heart of Asian Martial Arts
Years ago, I was lucky enough to be on a (now defunct) martial arts mailing list that had Mr. Clark as a member. He is a very skilled martial artist with a very deep, as well as broad, knowledge.
Here are two classic texts that should be on every martial artist's reading list.
by Elizabeth Pennell
Self Defense For Women
It's a good system for building flexibility. It is also a good way to get people to start on the path to strength building if the pushup/situp/squat-thrust method is a wee bit too much to start off with...
I like the Sara Ivanhoe Yoga videos, very straightforward, and no deep mystic jargon
Classic American Karata-ka in action in the movie
New Gladiators. Come on! You like Woo Ping!
The Matrix Six-String Samurai
GREAT B-MOVIE. Rock'n'Roll, Martial Arts, and great low budget film technique!
, Chuck Norris' breakout film from the late 1970s.
Good Guys Wear Black , Kurt Russell at the top of his form in this mid 1980s Martial Arts Adventure/Comedy.
Big Trouble in Little China , A good spy flick with gun toting "government contractors" and ninjas! Great martial arts scenes with James Caan, who is a very serious Karate-ka.
The Killer Elite Kill Bill and Kill Bill Part 2
Wow! This classic is out on DVD! I bought two VHS copies when my local video store went out of business. Based on a Bruce Lee screenplay, this movie goes deep into the philosophy between fight scenes. The fight scenes are well done, mainly because they were reshot after principle photography was done, with Joe Lewis doing the fight choreography.
Circle of Iron Steven Segal films. I like his early ones best
Bruce Lee, say no more..
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