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Best Books on Fighting Techniques

Combat is more than pure strength. To be a skilled fighter, one has to hone their body, mind, and soul in unison. And to that end, here are some amazing books to guide you on that path, written by masters of their arts.

The Tao of Jeet Kune Do ( Bruce Lee)

In today’s pop culture, the name Bruce Lee and martial arts are almost synonymous. His dedication to martial arts led him to form a version of his own, called Jeet Kune Do.

Many credit Jeet Kune Do as the progenitor of modern mixed martial arts. But it is not merely a tutorial book. Rather the book instructs on how to reach your peak physical fitness as well as which technique to use in a given situation.

Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide To Judo By Its Founder Jigoro Kano

Judo is one of the foremost disciplines of martial arts in the world. Its fame is not just as a combat-oriented sport. But it is also a popular way of learning self-defense techniques. And you can learn the essential components of this system through the writing of its creator, Jigoro Kano.

The Book of Five Rings (Miyamoto Musashi)

The Book of Five Rings is an extensive look at the art of Kenjutsu, a broad range of Japanese swordsmanship. Written by legendary Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, this book emphasizes efficiency rather than technical flourish.

What makes this book a truly worthwhile read for beginners, is that the lessons here are not limited to fighting with the sword, but also martial arts in general.

Taekwondo: The Unity of Body, Mind, and Spirit

This book on taekwondo is ideal for anyone with an active interest in this discipline, whether you are a greenhorn or a veteran. The book covers the efficiency and sophistication of taekwondo as well as its origin.

Mixed Martial Arts: The Book Of Knowledge

Mixed martial arts is a hybrid of different varieties of fighting techniques. It takes the best aspects of these techniques and merges them into a smooth and efficient system. And this book, written by champion mixed martial artists, delves into various techniques as well as the science behind them.

Are These Books Available as Audio Books?

The Book of Rings is available as an audiobook on Amazon, and you can connect your AirPods to Kindle and listen to it. At the same time, the audio version of Tao of Jeet Kune Do is on YouTube.

Top comments (2)

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Welcome to the community Laura, what brings you here?

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Ollie Gadd

I'd also recommend Finding The Art by Jack Slack