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    Know Any Good Books?

    I haven't read anything that wasn't online in a few months and I'm looking for some good suggestions on material. During my lurkings here I saw mention of Equal or Greater Force by Kit Cessna and, after looking into it a bit, I plan to pick it up. I'm wondering if anybody here has recommendations on good books pertaining to martial arts history, general health (including any good recipe books with quick, easy, healthy bachelor preparations...that would be a god-send! ), body maintenance (such as treating common injuries, caring for old ones that you're stuck with, and self-massage), and any good translations of some of the classics.

    Please, no books on techniques or how-to self-defense. I find those to be rather worthless.

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    a tooth from the tiger's mouth , by Tom Bisio
    "My Gung-Fu may not be Your Gung-Fu.
    Gwok-Si, Gwok-Faht"

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    not martial really, not specific to training, but very helpful in understanding traditional chinese martial arts in many respects.
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    a tooth from the tiger's mouth , by Tom Bisio
    The web that has no weaver

    not martial really, not specific to training, but very helpful in understanding traditional chinese martial arts in many respects.
    Thank you both, those look very interesting. I think I'll be picking them up.

    And bawang...I..I....I don't get it. Thank you?

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    its audiobook. about space marines. make u strong mentally become warrior.

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    Oh **** yeah, that's perfect. Finally I can overcome my fear of the space that I waste my time punching!

    I WILL be a SPACE MARINE!

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    Research some here.. then buy the real thing!!

    Digital Mags

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    my all time favorites

    sun tzu

    36 tricks/plots

    there are so many good books in chinese

    not all of them are translated in english.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SPJ View Post
    my all time favorites

    sun tzu

    36 tricks/plots
    Those two are.
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    Research some here.. then buy the real thing!!
    I shall peruse that place when I have some time, thank you!

    This is an awesome book.
    Shameless plug! Well played

    my all time favorites

    sun tzu

    36 tricks/plots
    Well, I've of course read a translation of Art of War (who hasn't?), but 36 tricks/plots? Would that be "The 36 Strategies of Ancient China?" After a cursory glance I thought it might have a lot of overlap with Art of War, but I'll look into it.

    Thanks much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punch.HeadButt View Post
    Please, no books on techniques or how-to self-defense. I find those to be rather worthless.
    I'm complete the opposite. I only read books that can help my combat skill development. My mom must drop my head on the ground when I was a baby.

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    http://ymaa.com/ has a nice collection of books and DVDs
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    If you like martial arts and philosophy The Unfettered Mind is one of my all time favorites for a nice healthy read.
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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