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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Friday, January 27, 2012

What Every BODY is Saying

Navarro, Joe. "What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People." Collins. New York. 2008.

Review: You think you can detect the "tells" of aggression, violence and attacks but you are wrong. There is so much to body language and that is if your restricting yourself to one culture. Take into consideration all the cultures that are mixed in our society today and the task is a daunting one.

Agent Navarro spells out how to read people but don't be fooled by the title. The title is to promote and "sell" the book. It is a complex issue that is alleviated a bit by this book.

If you put this to work for you along with reality based training you can learn a lot. I mean, a lot. Give this some space on your library shelf. Incorporate what he says in your training and practice.

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