Recommended Reading

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

  1. Hall, D.A., 2012. Encyclopedia of Japanese martial arts. Kodansha USA.
  2. Hall, D.A., 2013. The Buddhist goddess Marishiten: a study of the evolution and impact of her cult on the Japanese warrior. Global Oriental.
  3. Iwasa, M., 2005. Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryu. The Origin of Samurai Swordsmanship from Kashima Shrine. Samurai-Bushido Society.
  4. Yamada, J., 1927. Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryū 鹿島神傳直心影流. Suishinsha.
  5. Amdur, E., 2015. Old School: Essays on Japanese Martial Traditions--Expanded Edition (2nd Edition). Freelance Academy Press.
  6. Amdur, E., 2018. Hidden in Plain Sight: Esoteric Power Training within Japanese Martial Traditions (2nd Edition). Freelance Academy Press.
  7. Friday, K.F. and Seki, F., 1997. Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture. University of Hawaii Press.
  8. Knutsen, R., 2004. Rediscovering budo: From a swordsman's perspective. Global Oriental.
  9. Krastev, G., Allera, A., and Takahiro Y. 2023. Unravelling the Cords: The Instructions of a Master in the Tradition of Taisha-ryū. Purple Cloud Books.
  10. Wang, P. and Zeng, W., 1995. Wu Style Taijiquan. Morning Glory.
  11. Shengli, L., 2006. Combat techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua: Principles and practices of internal martial arts. Blue Snake Books.
  12. 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.
  13. Zhang, Y., 2009. The Complete Taiji Dao: The Art of the Chinese Saber. Blue Snake Books.
  14. Zhang, Y., 1998. The Art of Chinese swordsmanship. A manual of Taiji Jian, Weatherhill.
  15. Skoss, D., 1997. Koryu Bujutsu: classical warrior traditions of Japan. BookBaby.
  16. Ohgami, S. and Threadgill, T., 2020. Shindo Yoshin Ryu: History and Technique.