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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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Shin Gi Tai

Clarke, Michael. "Shin Gi Tai: Karate Training for Body, Mind, and Spirit." YMAA Publishing. New Hampshire. 2011.

Review: What a wonderful presentation to express the importance of bringing about "balance" in following the way of the empty hand. Clarke Sensei carries his weight with this one. This is his third time at bat and another home run resulted. Add this one along side his book on Hojo Undo practices.

His experiences and knowledge are brought together in this inspiring work all martial artists regardless of system, style or branch of practice can benefit from in reading this sharp and well written book.

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