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List of famous martial arts books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular martial arts books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best martial arts novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

List features books like Aikido, The Spirit of Aikido and more!

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Aikido is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Martial Arts Books and Novels
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Aikido


Author: Kisshomaru Ueshiba

First Published: 1985-04-15

Subjects: Aikido

Genres (Book): Martial arts, Hobbies and interests

Original Language: English Language

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Author: Gōzō Shioda

Subjects: Aikido

Genres (Book): Martial arts, Hobbies and interests


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique is a book first published in 2001, co-authored by Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Kid Peligro and John Danaher and illustrated by Ricardo Azoury. It was written on the request of Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nayan, creator of the ADCC. The book describes the "paradigm shift in the martial arts in favor of grappling styles" as a result of MMA events, such as UFC 1, in the early 1990s. It explains the theoretical foundations of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a search for a solution to the fundamental problem of the Martial arts, which it defines as "How can one successfully defend oneself against attack by a bigger, stronger, and more aggressive opponent?" The book ...more on Wikipedia

First Published: 2001

Genres (Book): Martial arts

Original Language: English Language


Bugei Ryūha Daijiten is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Martial Arts Books and Novels
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Genres (Book): Martial arts

Original Language: Japanese Language