The idea and stereotype that all martial arts are strictly about physical ability and strength are all false. It also involves the mental and spiritual human aspects. Reading about different topics can open up your understanding of the world. It can also do the same in the world of martial arts.
Here are the 5 books that you should be reading to improve and learn about different forms of martial arts.
1. The Tao of Jeet Kun Do
One of the most famous forms of Martial Arts, Jeet Kun Do, was created by famous martial artist Bruce Lee. Before the death of Lee, he made sure that his famous style would never be forgotten and made it a way of life. The Martial Art made sure that people were able to empower themselves, reach their full potential, and enhance the flow of energy throughout the body.
The martial art is basically a combination of different martial arts with the best form combined into one.
2. The Book of Five Rings
This book was written and created by the crafty Japanese Swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi. It was considered a manifesto that covered swordsmanship, strategy, and victory tactics that was meant for the next generation of samurai.
Some of the main points in the book covered various tactics on how to throw off and confuse an opponent with different techniques that are still effective in modern-day martial arts.
3. Bruce Lee’s Fighting Method: Complete Edition
The book has various illustrations that portray and show the forms and techniques that famous martial artist Bruce Lee used. It shows different scenarios on how to defend yourself in places such as the streets, topics on how to improve training, and improving bodily functions.
4. Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kåno
Known as the most technical martial in the world, Judo is still very effective. It is also referred to as the Way of Gentleness because of the nuances and techniques that surround it. The book was written by the founder and is considered the most comprehensive book for learning Judo.
5. Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge
MMA is a rising sport in today’s time. This book covers many disciplines such as Boxing, Muay Thai, and Wrestling.