Bibliography

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.