Reading List

I was curious about what people read around the subject of martial arts, fitness and training. I put a shout out on Facebook asking for their top recommendations and these are the recommendations from people with big shelves rammed with books on the subject.

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Recommended reading for every martial artist

John Sherman – Better Bouldering

Eric Horst – Flash Training

The Shotokan Karate Handbook: Beginner to Black Belt (Fifth Edition)[Paperback] – Gursharan Sahota

A Fighter’s Heart (also the follow up ‘A fighters mind’) – Sam Sheridan

Triphasic Training  –  Cal Dietz.

Ross Enamait –  Infinite Intensity

Karate-Do Kyohan: The Master Text – Gichin Funakos

The Book of Five Rings Book – Miyamoto Musashi

THE BOOK OF MARTIAL POWER – stephen pearlman

Krav Maga: An essential guide to the renowned method for fitness and self-defence: A Complete Guide for Fitness and Self-defence – David Kahn

Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence – Sgt. Rory Miller

Jiu Jitsu university – Saulo Ribeiro and Kevin Howell

Angry White Pyjamas –  Robert Twigger

Anything by Bruce Lee

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My little part shelf on the subject contains the following

Why I fight – BJ Penn

The Fighters Mind – Sam Sheridan (I have the fighters heart on kindle)

Boxing Fitness – Ian Oliver

The Anatomy of Stretching – Brad Walker

The Book of Martial Power – Stephen Pearlman

The lost second book of Nicoletto Giganti – translated by Pim Terminiello and Josh Pendgragon (disclaimer, I published this, but the original MS was missing for 400 years)

Broadsword and Singlestick – R.G. Allanson-Winn & C.Phillipps-Wolley

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If that lot isn’t enough is was a subject of discussion on martial arts planet and a number of people posted their top ten.

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About Aunty Fox

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