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, July 25, 2012

Timing in the Fighting Arts

Christensen, Loren W. and DeMeer, Wim. "Timing in the Fighting Arts." Sante Fe New Mexico. Turtle Press. 2004.

Review: Another outstanding accomplishment for martial artist everywhere from both Loren W. Christensen and Wim DeMeere. Don't let the title fool you as they cover, in great detail, many subjects that either directly or indirectly influence the timing necessary to achieve dominance in the fighting arts including both defense/fights/combative and all those under the heading of sports.

This is well written it seems sometimes to me like a great action book you just can't put down until you reach the ending. In this case the ending of the book opens the door to many features you can incorporate into your training and practice to achieve a reality based training system.