Recommended Reading

Below is a curated list of recommended references concerning Chinese internal martial arts, classical Japanese martial arts, and Asian martial culture.

  1. Wang, P. and Zeng, W., 1995. Wu Style Taijiquan. Morning Glory.
  2. Shengli, L., 2006. Combat techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua: Principles and practices of internal martial arts. Blue Snake Books.
  3. Zhang, Y., Capell P., Darley S., and Ho D., 2016. The Taijiquan Classics: The Essential Translation and Explanation with Commentary on History and Culture. YCGF North America.
  4. Zhang, Y., 2009. The Complete Taiji Dao: The Art of the Chinese Saber. Blue Snake Books.
  5. Zhang, Y., 1998. The Art of Chinese swordsmanship. A manual of Taiji Jian, Weatherhill.
  6. Hall, D.A., 2012. Encyclopedia of Japanese martial arts. Kodansha USA.
  7. Hall, D.A., 2013. The Buddhist goddess Marishiten: a study of the evolution and impact of her cult on the Japanese warrior. Global Oriental.
  8. Iwasa, M., 2005. Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryu. The Origin of Samurai Swordsmanship from Kashima Shrine. Samurai-Bushido Society.
  9. Yamada, J., 1927. Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryū 鹿島神傳直心影流. Suishinsha.
  10. Amdur, E., 2015. Old School: Essays on Japanese Martial Traditions--Expanded Edition (Vol. 2). Freelance Academy Press.
  11. Amdur, E., 2018. Hidden in Plain Sight: Esoteric Power Training within Japanese Martial Traditions. Freelance Academy Press.
  12. Friday, K.F. and Seki, F., 1997. Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture. University of Hawaii Press.
  13. Knutsen, R., 2004. Rediscovering budo: From a swordsman's perspective. Global Oriental.
  14. Skoss, D., 1997. Koryu Bujutsu: classical warrior traditions of Japan. BookBaby.