Recommended reading for the martial arts. This is my personal library list. I practice Okinawan Te or "Ryukyu Ti." My system is derived from two others, one being the main influence of Shorin-ryu and the second Goju-ryu. The branch under Shorin-ryu is Isshin-ryu as developed by Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei.

I wanted to create a library reference blog where I can provide a listing of the books I have in my library, present and past (past in that some have been lost in transit over the years). I will provide a graphic, if available, a short description, if available, and the bibliography. When possible a link to Amazon will be provided.

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon

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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Book of Martial Power

Pearlman, Steven J. "The Book of Martial Power." Overlook Press. N.Y. 2006.

Review: I found this of great value as both a Sensei and Student since many of the principles fully explained are in many cases simply "understood." Pearlman Sensei has taken many  of these and many unknowns and brought them into the light with outstanding definitions and full explanations.

No one in the martial arts world can not find this book an absolute necessity to them, their dojo and their practitioners. Amazon has an in-depth description with reader comments for review.

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