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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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Angry White Pyjamas

Twigger, Robert. "Angry White Pyjamas: A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons from the Tokyo Riot Police." IT Books. 2000.

Review: I read this one a while back and remember I enjoyed and learned a lot from this writer's experiences in Japan. Now that I am discovering some more about the culture in general and some specifics toward martial arts this book becomes clearer and although well explained - more explainable to some spaces between the stories.

This book has many values I can't remember here but I found it a valuable asset to my library and you will too.

Just another indication that a library shall be large simply because no one source can explain such things that took the Asian's centuries to develop into its society, culture and customs. Enlightening ..... besides I kind of like the cover of the karate-gi empty of human's, there is some symbolism here I think ;-)

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