Martial Arts

Karate-Do: My Way of Life by Gichin Funakoshi
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
Hidden Beneath the Shadows : Fighting for the Twenty-First Century by Shaolin Kempo Grandmaster Fred Villari

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 Jwing-Ming Yang

Chinese Kara-Ho Kempo: Fundamental Practice and Techniques by Sam Kuoha, Ka'Imi Kuoha
Chinese Kara-Ho Kempo: Secrets of Ki and Internal Power by Sam Kuoha, Kaimi Kuoha, Ka'Imi Kuoha
Kempo-Jitsu Pre 1900 Martial Art by Kenneth Melbourne
Okinawan Kempo by Choki Motobu
This is Self Defense (Kenpo Jujitsu) The Essential Guide For the Conceptual Martial Artist by Professor Frank R. Ricardo

The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy and Personal Power by Christopher S. Kilham
Kodokan Judo by Jigoro Kano
Pressure-Point Fighting : A Guide to the Secret Heart of Asian Martial Arts by Rick Clark
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.
Self Defense For Women by Elizabeth Pennell


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


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