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The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do

By Shoshin Nagamine
A must have book for all students of Shorin-Ryu Matsubayashi-Ryu
ISBN: 0-8048-2110-8

Shorin-Ryu Okinawa Karate Question and Answer Book

By William Cummins and Robert Scaglione
A very good resource for the beginner or long time student
ISBN: 0-8048-1426-0

Living the Martial Way

A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think
By Forrest E. Morgan
An important book for students who are serious about martial arts
ISBN: 0-942637-76-3

Tales of Okinawa’s Great Masters

By Shoshin Nagamine
Translated by Patrick McCarthy
This book is somewhat difficult to find
ISBN: 0-8048-2089-9

Karate Jutsu

The Original Teachings of Master Funakoshi
Gichin Funakoshi
Translated by John Teramoto
ISBN: 4-7700-2681-1

The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate

The Spiritual Legacy of the Master
By Gichin Funakoshi
Translated by John Teramoto


My Way of Life
By Gichin Funakoshi
ISBN: 0-87011-463-8

Zen in the Martial Arts

By Joe Hyams
ISBN: 0-553-27559-3

A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho)

A Guide to Strategy
By Miyamoto Mushashi
Translated by Victor Harris
This book is much used by business students and is available from many different publishers
ISBN: 0749006587


The Classic Portrait of Samurai Martial Culture
By Inazo Nitobe
ISBN: 0-8048-3268-0


The Book of the Samurai
By Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Translated by William Scott Wilson
ISBN: 4-7700-2916-0

The Way of Kata

A Comprehensive Guide for Deciphering Martial Applications
By Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder
ISBN: 1-59439-058-4

Pressure-Point Bighting

A Guide to the Secret Heart of Asian Martial Arts
By Rick Clark
ISBN: 0-8048-3217-X


The Bunkai of Karate Kata
By Darrell Max Craig and Paul Anderson
ISBN: 1-886969-88-4

Essential Anatomy

For the Healing and Martial Arts
By Marc Tedeschi
ISBN: 0-8348-0443-3

Self Defense

Nerve Centers & Pressure Points
By Bruce Tegner
ISBN: 0-87407-519X
0-87407-029-5 pbk

Okinawan Karate

Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques
By Mark Bishop
ISBN: 978-0-8048-3205-2


Karate Weapon of Self Defense
By Fumio Demura
ISBN: 0-89750-019-9

Be Like Water

Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts
By Joseph Cardillo
ISBN: 0-446-69031-7


The Classic Manuel of Combat
Translated with Commentary by Patrick McCarthy
ISBN: 978-0-8048-3828-3

The Gift of Fear

And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
By Gavin DeBecker
ISBN: 978-0-440-50883.0