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    Default Essential Kenpo Library

    After looking over an earlier thread I decided to ask everyone 'What books should be in my Library?'

    I have began building my library with some general Martial Arts books.

    What are the essential Kenpo books and general Martial Arts books everyone should have?
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    Default Re: Essential Kenpo Library

    Start basic - Infinite Insights Vols. 1-5

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    Default Re: Essential Kenpo Library

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaolindelt View Post
    Start basic - Infinite Insights Vols. 1-5
    Those are good books for Kenpo, although, good luck on getting volume 2 it is out of print now.

    What type of library are you looking for?

    Other books to have in a library would be

    Book of 5 Rings and Art of War--Strategy
    Tao of Jeet Kune Do--help look outside the box and making your kenpo your own.
    Living the Martial Way--Good book on ethics/morals of martial arts.

    There are other books I purchase that are good representations of an art to learn more about it and it's strengths and weaknesses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punisher73 View Post
    Those are good books for Kenpo, although, good luck on getting volume 2 it is out of print now.

    What type of library are you looking for?

    Other books to have in a library would be

    Book of 5 Rings and Art of War--Strategy
    Tao of Jeet Kune Do--help look outside the box and making your kenpo your own.
    Living the Martial Way--Good book on ethics/morals of martial arts.

    There are other books I purchase that are good representations of an art to learn more about it and it's strengths and weaknesses.
    I've got to get a copy of The Art Of War, I'm reading Living the Martial Way now.
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    "The Bodhisattva Warriors: The Origin, Inner Philosophy, History and Symbolism of the Buddhist Martial Art Within India and China" by Terence Dukes

    Not necessarily kenpo per se, but a definate how we got to here type of book.
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    Autumn Lightning - Dave Lowry
    Not kenpo at all, but a wonderful story of a young martial artist learning about a different culture mixed with the history of the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu from an unabashed traditionalist curmudgeon.

    Zen and the Martial Arts - Joe Hyams
    Not kenpo (though several kenpo instructors are featured), but a great read, and lessons on learning.

    The Gift of Fear - Gavin De Becker
    How to listen to your insticts, way way more important than another set of techniques.
    Pekiti Tirsia Kali and Kenpo Karate
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    Default Re: Essential Kenpo Library

    Quote Originally Posted by punisher73 View Post
    Those are good books for Kenpo, although, good luck on getting volume 2 it is out of print now.

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    You just need to ask those on this site who still have them to sell.
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