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    Default What is in your Martial Arts Library?

    This can be anything MA-related. Books, Magazines, Instructional Videos, Video Games, Jackie Chan Movies, etc.

    Ive got mostly movies, because I really enjoy good fight scenes. Some of my favourites are Revenge of the Sith, Kill Bill, Hero, just about anything with a sword fight in it.
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    I have a plethora of instructional videos, and i am staring to add more DVD in there. Plus a healthy amount of Martial Arts books, and many, many years of several martial arts magazine.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Rob,

    If you don't mind me asking, which Kenpo videos do you have?
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    Lots o' books, the Journey is my favorite MA book ever.
    I have a few Ed Parker seminar videos I found on the net, Long 3, Form 5, Form 6, knife defense, also the old Ed Parker and Chuck Sullivan training film and Parker Sophisticated Basics 1 and 2.
    Only a couple of movies, Perfect Weapon of course, To Kill the Golden Goose, and one I just picked up which is mind blowing "Ong Bok Thai Warrior".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook
    Rob,

    If you don't mind me asking, which Kenpo videos do you have?
    I have Tatum's first set When Kenpo Strikes, Both Sets of the Entire Tracy's curriculum, The EKKS Series, Al Farnsworth's series (best cure for the blues ever, you will laugh til you pee), The IKCA series, A Shaolin Kempo Series, J.T. Will's series from cable TV in the 80's, The Vintage Kenpo tape, The 1962 & 1964 Internationals, The New Gladiators, and 3 Tapes of Parker teaching seminars in Hawaii. Plus the Homecoming DVD, I have probably missed alot, since I have an entire shelf full of videos.
    Last edited by Rob Broad; 02-09-2006 at 03:01 PM.
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    There is absolutely no way I could list everything I have.

    Miyu, you say you like swords? Have you seen "Azumi" or "Azumi 2"? I feel very confident that you would LOVE these movies. The first one is the best but the second one wasn't half bad. Azumi make Black Mamba look like a wuss. Seriously.

    Some of my favorite reads-> JKD:Trapping to Entering to Grappling, The "Infininite Insights" series, and my most prized possession...the Encyclopedia of Kenpo! Not to mention several copies of magazines like Combat, Black Belt.....

    Movies: Way too many to list them all. I have a lot of imports. Ong Bok, Versus, Returner, Hero, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.... I have every Bruce Lee movie.... The Perfect Weapon...Running Red....Street Knight..Several Dragon Ball Z 'toons.....there's no way to list them all.

    One of the main reasons I go to DragonCon every year is due to the enormous Dealer Rooms (yes they have to have 2 of them!) I always come back with armloads of movies (many of which aren't available in the U.S. at the time)

    I have some of Mr. Tatums instructional videos (footwork for example) and some Gracie stuff from back in the day....

    ....I think I need to have a garage sale!
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    Ive never heard of Azumi, but I will be sure to keep an eye out for it! Thanks CC!

    Anime-wise, I have to love the Vampire Hunter D movies...D is pretty bad --- with his sword. Ruroni Kenshin is also really excellent with the sword action.
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    Definately do that...Azumi is a girl with a sword that can apparently kill everyone on the planet. LOL.
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    Fantasy come true! I mean, no, I never desired to do taht myself.
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    Hmmmmm lets see

    Kiss of the Dragon
    Rush Hour 1 and 2
    Belly of the Beast (Steven Segal)
    Mr. Nice Guy
    Unleashed
    Romeo Must Die
    The Journey
    Blood sport
    Kill the Golden Goose

    That is all I can think of off the top of my head
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    I prefer to watch instructional tapes instead of regular movies.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Just Kenpo related stuff I can remember off the top of my head...

    Books/Papers:
    Encyclopaedia of Kenpo - if you don't have it, buy it
    The Journey - a goldmine of history
    Ed Parker's Guide to Nunchaku - a classic
    Infinite Insights 1-5 - 'nuff said
    Various Black Belt thesis I've collected - some very good, some ok

    Tapes/DVDs:
    IKCA Curriculum, along with upgrades and additional material
    Kenpo Freestyle Fighting (2 vols) - a must have for any Kenpoist
    Vintage Kenpo - time capsule
    Staff Set - from the man who developed the accepted set
    Various "When Kenpo Strikes" tapes - another must have
    Ed Parker Seminar tape - straight from the source
    David German TAI Kenpo tapes - get your eyes opened
    Numerous seminar tapes/DVDs - some great stuff, but mainly for the memories

    Movies:
    Kill the Golden Goose - Kenpo & Hapkido, what a movie!(except for the acting)
    The Perfect Weapon - a classic

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    I have been meaning to catalog my stuff for years now. Maybe a snowed in weekend I'll do it.

    Lots of books, 20-30 instructional videos, bunch of movies.

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    Miyu-

    For some good 'western' sword duels, you should check out Ridley Scott's movie "The Duellists".

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    I don't have much, but here it is.

    Kenpo

    Infinite Insights 1-5
    Encyclopaedia of Kenpo
    Kenpo Karate 101 by Lee Wedlake
    Parker Kenpo vs. Tracy Kenpo DVD by the Lamkin Brothers
    The Perfect Weapon

    Non Kenpo
    Bruce Lee's Fighting Method 1-4
    Chinese Gung Fu by Bruce Lee
    Complete Book of Self Defense by Hidy Ochiai
    Essential Karate by Mas Oyama
    The way alone by Loren Christensen(good book about solo workouts at home)
    Hapikdo by Bong Soo Han
    The New Gladiators
    The Street fighter series. Sonny Chiba not the corny movie with Van Damme
    Chinese Connection and Return of the Dragon, Bruce Lee
    A few old Jackie Chan movies
    A few Hong Kong Kung Fu movies

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    Infinite Insights 1 - 5.

    Lee Wedlake's books 101 & 201.

    Huk Planas Videos through Form 4 & the Two Man Set.

    KenpoKards Tech Dek 1 (Dek 2 will be acquired soon).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wes tasker
    Miyu-

    For some good 'western' sword duels, you should check out Ridley Scott's movie "The Duellists".

    -wes tasker
    Haven't heard of that one either, but Ill be sure to look for it! *scribbles*
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    With so many people new to KenpoTalk I figured it was time to dust off this thread.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Since I last posted on this thread I aquired:
    At least a dozen videos of Mr Parker.
    The Zen of Kenpo
    The Encyclopedia of Kenpo
    Buckstone County Prison (with Mr. Parker)
    All of the WKKA curriculum up to 1st black (level 4) on DVD
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    Books:

    Kenpo:
    -the Infinite Insights series, Ed Parker
    -Deadly Karate Blows: The Medical Implications, Brian Adams

    General:
    -Get Tough, Col. W.E. Fairbairn
    -Kill or Get Killed, Col. Rex Applegate
    -Cold Steel, John Styers
    -Knife Self-Defense For Combat, Michael Echanis
    -Put 'em Down, Take 'em Out, Don Pentecost
    -Dead or Alive and Watch My Back, Geoff Thompson

    Instructional Tapes/DVD's
    -Shiv Works Reverse-Edge Methods vol. I and II, Craig Douglas
    -Red Zone knife defense I and II, Jerry Wetzel
    -Special-Forces Basic Striking vol. I and II and the "Travel-wrench" DVD, Kelly Worden
    -American Combat Karate vol I and II, Dale Comstock

    Movies: too many

    Magazines: a few years worth of Black-belt, American Handgunner, and Guns
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